In a world where sport demand not only mental resilience but also physical prowess, the Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust organized an interactive session on September 14th featuring Dr. Uwe Riesterer (former coach of Mr. Abhinav Bindra), as the host. Dr. Uwe Riesterer, holding a Master's degree in Sports Science , cross science lecturer by DSHS (Elite University of Sports) ,and PHD in Sports Psychology boast a remarkable career as a coach cum consultant across 7 Olympic Games in Olympic sports .
The seminar primarily focused on "The Making of High-Performance Athletes" and the "Importance of Sport Mental Wellness." He passionately conveyed that, in the world of sport, the primary competition is with oneself. It is not about outdoing others but outgrowing one’s own limitations. Here are some key takeaways from this insightful session:
The Power of Self Confidence: Dr. Uwe Riesterer explained the essential role of self confidence in the journey of an athlete. Believing in oneself is the first step towards achieving success. With confidence, an athlete can face the most formidable challenges without worrying about anything.
Motivation and Willpower: Another imperative factors behind success in sport are willpower and motivation. Dr. Uwe Riesterer emphasized that the will to excel and the motivation to push boundaries are very important elements in an athletes’ journey.
Physical Skills: Even though the mind plays a significant role, Dr. Uwe Reisterer didn’t ignore the importance of physical skills. He explained that physical excellence is the foundation upon which mental resilience is built.
The path to Personal Best Performance: Dr. Riesterer’s mantra for athletes’ was quite simple yet profoundly effective: work diligently, follow your process, strive to be the best version of yourself, gain confidence, and you will naturally ascend to your personal best performance levels.
The session not only enlightened aspiring athletes’ but also served as a reminder to everyone that the principles of excellence in sport can be applied to life itself. Willpower, confidence, motivation, and continuous self improvement are the keys to success in sport.
In a world where high-performance athletes are celebrated, Dr.Uwe Riesterer’s session offered a glimpse into the inner workings of success in sport and life. It was a testament to the fact that, with the right mindset, and dedication, anyone can strive for greatness and obtain personal bests in their selected field.The Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust's initiative to bring such knowledge to the forefront is undoubtedly a step in the right direction, inspiring athletes’ to give their best, on and off the field.