How to Improve Game Time Decision Making

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You’ve been practicing your throws for months, running shuttles, lifting weights.  You’re in great shape and can execute on the field. Yet when it comes to the big game, you find yourself making bad decisions.  No-one wants to be a liability with the disc, and we all admire those players who appear to have ice running through their veins.

In this module, we’ll look at two distinct methodologies for improving your decision making within real game scenarios.

Method 1: Increase your self-awareness
We start by defining what counts as a good or bad decision for *you* and your team, looking at specific game situations, and tracking what decisions you make in each situation.  By defining what actions you want to take in a decisions grid, you’ll become more aware of your ability to control the situation, leading to better decisions (and fewer mistakes).

Method 2: Becoming more adaptable and accountable

Learn how to adapt your decision making contextually to ensure that you can get the most of practices by knowing when to push your limits and when to reel it in.  Using a gradient of possible decisions for each scenario, you will be able to choose different levels of risk acceptance.

With both methods, we will look at goal setting, how to judge success, and what exactly the decision making process looks like.  With an eye on risk vs reward factors, you’ll soon be able to take control of your playing style, become more accountable to your team, and be more mindful of your play, and be more in control of your playing style.  Each week has a preparation task and in-game homework to help you work methodically towards achieving change.

With a strong focus on putting things into practice in real games, you can easily slot the homework assignments into your club practices.