Correct Attitude = Success
Motivation and attitude to a floorball practice or game is crucial for success. You can for instance rarely (if ever) change the external conditions before a game or training/practice, soft/hard floorball field, cold/hot weather, a long journey to away games, late/early start of the match (lunch or lasagna games in Italy), big or small floorball arenas, etc., but you can change/affect your mind and attitude of how you deal with these situations, you can learn to accept and deal with the situation and see it as a strength for yourself or for the whole team (assuming that the other teammates also are capable of dealing with the situation this way).
A model to show the importance of correct attitude in floorball
There is a model, for attitudes importance in sports/floorball/work etc. on a scale of 1 to 5, you value three areas, talent, ability (skills) and attitude. Based on a formula these three together create a theoretical performance result for the individual or group.
I will try to translate this into two examples, it could look like this. The first example is a floorball player with, a little more talent (4) than the average, he/she has also a bit more ability/skills to solve the task (4), but the attitude / motivation falters and is below average (2). In example two, we have an average good floorball player with the ability (3) and skill (3), but this player always perform well (good attitude and motivation), regardless of external conditions and can deal with these without affect on the motivation / attitude (5)
Floorball Player 1: (4 + 4) x 2 = 16
Floorball Player 2: (3 + 3) x 5 = 30
With these results it would be obvious who would win the game, but this is for indivual player motivation and performance, but connected to Steiner’s model you can work with it in a practical way. A good motivated team can beat an unmotivated skilled team on every level.
“When you play another team with the same qualities as you, normally the best one wins.” /José Mourinho
…If it wasn’t for the attitude / motivation part.
“Talent is not enough”
You or your floorball players can have all the talent in the world, or the best plans and targets to reach them (direction), but if you don’t have the energy and engagegement (why should I do something, what’s in it for me, what are the opportunities or threats), nothing will be done or it will not be done in the best way.
José Mourinho has openly complained about Karim Benzema’s attitude. During Real Madrids pre-season camp in the U.S. the question came up and Mourinho said that the 22-year-old must improve.
“Benzema needs to understand that he is extremely talented, but it is not enough. I need Karim. For me, it is important that the players throw themselves out. We need a striker who is glowing, not one that is completely without energy” /José Mourinho
“Remember what I said, this is an individual sport. Each player must take care of their own tasks, if the team will be successful” /Swedish hockey coach
“You need to remember that a team consist of individuals, that are cooperating with each other. The team itself will only exist if the cooperation is working well between the individuals” /Swedish hockey coach
Give 100 % in floorball
What makes 100%? Here’s a little funny mathematical formula, that might help you answer these questions:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%