Best Ways to Prepare for The Summer Disc Golf Tournament Season
An approaching disc golf tournament always means excitement for both the players and fans. And because of this, players need to put in a lot of preparation to be as ready as they can be.
With a couple of days to prepare, you'll need to engage in rigorous training to be physically and mentally ready for the tournament. Check out these helpful tips for what to do before your next summer disc golf tournament.
One Week Before
During this period, players are often advised to engage in several activities to better their form and overall performance. These include:
Familiarizing yourself with the course
Frequently working on your shots
Embracing a full pre-putt workout routine
Putting on a frequented/daily basis
Drinking at least 1.5 liters of water daily
A Couple of Days Before
During this time, you may experience some level of anxiety, so it's recommended to continue practicing to further improve your performance.
Intense practice on the course
Find time to test your game plan and make adjustments if needed
Determine and record progress
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids
Eat a healthy diet with increased carbohydrates
Limit/avoid intoxicating yourself before the tournament
Stretch and roll out sore muscles and joints after everyday practice
Get between 8 to 10 hours of sleep for proper rest
A Night Before
This is when tensions run high. You may experience heightened nervousness, confidence, anxiety, and stress in game planning and execution. It's important to handle these thoughts properly to ensure your success in the upcoming tournament.
A summer tournament will surely be hot, so hydration is key. To help you stay healthy and tournament-ready, drink lots of fluids for a few weeks before the tournament.
Stretch Out Your Body
Stretching lengthens, relaxes, and strengthens muscles. It also releases tension and increases circulation. The more relaxed your muscles are when they are active, the better they will perform.
Go Through Your Game Plan
A disc golf tournament is a big event, and your success will depend on how well you prepare for it. Before the tournament, you should go over your scores from practice rounds and make sure you’re ready to play at the level you need to compete.
Make sure that your disc golf bag is packed with all the necessary items. Aside from your discs, don't forget to pack some of the following:
Packing and getting these things ready will always eliminate the last-minute rush and panic, reducing stress while improving overall performance.
Get Sufficient Rest
This is the ultimate goal on the night before the game. Many players often fail to sleep well due to anxiety and stress. This could be dangerous as the body and mind could experience fatigue and sluggishness the next day. To stay alert on the day of the tournament, be sure to get a good night’s sleep.
These are just some of the few ways to help you prepare and get ready mentally, physically, and physiologically for the summer disc golf tournament. Whether you're a beginner or a pro disc golfer, these tips will surely lessen any nervousness, anxiety, and fear that could disrupt your game.
So, grab your disc and show your skills!
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