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Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Postby TheRumpledOne » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:50 pm

How do you work with younger athletes (ages 8-12) and what tools are helpful when working with them?

This is a question from a mental coach who completed my survey last fall.

I’m sure you know how challenging it is to work with very young athletes on the mental game--if you have had the opportunity...

When young athletes don’t even know what confidence is, how do you explain this to them? Often, these athletes don't even consider mental training or know very little about it.

As a mental coach, how can you improve your effectiveness when working with young athletes? You must first understand the challenges you might face when working with young athletes:

1. Parent-driven. A parent usually wants their athlete to do the mental coaching and you don’t know how motivated the athlete is to do mental training.

2. Limited vocabulary. Young athletes' limited vocabulary makes it hard for you to communicate the mental game lessons.

3. Memory issues. Young athletes are less likely to remember what you teach them during mental training.

4. Lack of interest. They might be more interested in playing video games or backyard sports with friends then spending their free time working with a mental game coach.

5. Negative labels. Young athletes may feel that something is wrong with them if they have to work with a mental game coach, especially if it's presented that way by parents.

How can you be more effective teaching the mental game to younger athletes?

I’ve been fortunate over the last few years to work with very young and talented athletes. Here a few tips that might help you with being more effective with your athletes:

1. Be repetitive. Athletes learn by repetition and the mental game is no different. Repeat the same idea in different ways. If the athlete doesn’t understand focusing on the process, you might talk about being in the moment, thinking about the now, or staying in the present. Ask you athlete to repeat the idea in his or her own words to test understanding.

2. Keep your lingo simple. Young athletes have a limited vocabulary so you want to avoid the use of psychobabble altogether. You don’t want to introduce theories such as the inverted U theory, reversal theory, or RET. Young athletes won’t get it and don’t care.

3. Use analogies they can understand. One motocross athlete understood confidence when I asked him to fuel his brain with “high-test” thoughts just like he fuels his motorcycle with premium fuel.

4. Ask parents to explain a concept in the athlete’s vernacular. I can’t take credit for the above analogy. The idea of using high-test thoughts before a race was provided by a parent helping the athlete understand confidence. Parents know what their athletes can relate to.

5. Keep lessons simple. Chunk the information you teach athletes. If you are working on focusing skills, start with a simple concept, such as staying in the present instead of thinking about the past or future. You might also talk about when they don’t focus on the process.

6. Use review strategies. In the MGCP certification program, I teach coaches how to use session summaries, summary sheets, cheat sheets, audio review programs and other tools to help athletes review, remember, and apply the lesson.

7. Keep your sessions short. Due to the attention span of very young athletes, I suggest you limit sessions to 30 minutes or less. Even in a short 30-minute session, I might spend 10 minutes with a parent on how they might help reinforce the lesson I teach.

8. Test their application. Make sure you find out what your young athletes are applying or trying to use in competition. Do they forget to apply what they learned? Can your athletes use the mental skills in competition? If not, what are the barriers?
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Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Postby TheRumpledOne » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:58 pm

Just so everyone understands, I am NOT criticizing MO.
I do not understand MO.
But others do.
So I am the one who is "learning disabled".
MO is not to blame.

It took me 6 months just to learn HOW TO LEARN to do step aerobics.
6 months after that, I was one of the best in the class.
Then I even got my group fitness certification so I could teach step aerobics.
My determination to learn this will get me through it.
It is not easy.
But I will persist.
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Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Postby fordguy » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:30 pm

Took me 4 months to understand zlines! But what I learned from MO in regards to zlines made supply demand a walk in the park there after.

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Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Postby TheRumpledOne » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:36 pm

fordguy wrote:Took me 4 months to understand zlines! But what I learned from MO in regards to zlines made supply demand a walk in the park there after.


Can you explain zlines in your own words?
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Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Postby MightyOne » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:41 pm

I don't think of a trade as an entry but as the placing of a stop loss and the normalization of risk; normalizing risk "trails" your stop loss and that is why I have said in the past that "trading is simply placing and trailing stops".

Lines spacing is based on a percentage of the weekly median range.

1.2% of the range for M1 charts

1.8% for M5 through H1 charts

3.6% for H4 charts

7.2% for Daily charts

14.4% for weekly charts

28.8% for Monthly charts.

The length of time that it takes for price to move through space, from one line to the other, determines the timeframe that you are trading;
like Point & Figure charting, the scale becomes the timeframe.

Space has two prices, the line above it and the line below it, & trades are triggered when price moves through space and touches a line.

EIGHTS strategy looks like this:
1.2% = $30
1.8% = $30
3.6% = $30
7.2% = $30
14.4% = $30
28.8% = $30
If you think that price will continue in a certain direction but you don't want to give profits back as fast as you have made them then you can move the trade to a larger scale; this will also release margin for buying and "pressing" other things.

There are no fast or slow moving pairs, every pair makes the same profit over a percentage of its own weekly range.
5 lines of profit is 5 lines of profit, you can resume your trade in any pair or period with 5 lines of OPM.

You could say that you are trading the weekly range 6 different ways as even the monthly chart can move through 3.5 lines per week.

The aggressive strategy looks like this:
1.2% = $50
28.8% = $1200
Trades are triggered when price moves through a small space and profit is taken when price moves through a large space.

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Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Postby MightyOne » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:12 pm

Diversification is slow at first but it adds up quickly as you increase your size evenly.

You might start off at .3% per line but by the time you get to your 5th pair you are making 1.5% per line.

Press those pairs 5 times and you are up to 5% per line.

You don't need to risk it all on one trade to make a lot of money...

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Postby MightyOne » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:20 am

Patterns and breakouts.

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Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Postby salezyakuku » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:40 pm

Still working how automate 15*. On left boom shakalaka... (Both automated).
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Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Postby fordguy » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:37 pm

Hey TRO just seen ur question. To me a zline is where a big bar busts thru a quiet spot then comes back to where it was. Didn't make any sense to me till I seen Sams explanation. Sam might be telling a myth but myths are simple parables for the layman to get a concept!. I don't trade zlines so much as I use em as a map to see where I'm at

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Re: The ideas that I trade by:

Postby TheRumpledOne » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:59 pm

fordguy wrote:Hey TRO just seen ur question. To me a zline is where a big bar busts thru a quiet spot then comes back to where it was. Didn't make any sense to me till I seen Sams explanation. Sam might be telling a myth but myths are simple parables for the layman to get a concept!. I don't trade zlines so much as I use em as a map to see where I'm at


Please post link to Sam's explanation. Thanks.
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