How To Avoid Athletic Burnout And Achieve Expectations

Have you ever felt completely drained and unmotivated, frustrated by your “lack of improvement”, or as though you’ve lost your passion? Have you ever felt like you haven’t lived up to expectations? If you answered yes to any of those questions then it is quite likely that you experienced what is referred to as athletic burnout.

Burnout begins when athletes feel as though they haven’t met the expectations that are pushed unto them by peers, coaches, family, friends, or even themselves. Not meeting expectations makes athletes feel as though they have reached the limits of their effort. This eventually discourages them and makes them feel as though they have been “burnt out”.

When athletes are unable to achieve their expectations, they feel frustrated and