Concentration is the ability to focus attention on what is most important in any given situation.

There are typically four key dimensions in relation to concentration. Namely:

  • Focusing on the relative cues within the environment (selective attention),
  • Maintaining that specific attentional focus over time,
  • Having an awareness of the situation and
  • Shifting attentional focus when it’s necessary.

There are very few skills that are as important to overall performance as the area of concentration. In sports, peak performance occurs when athletes are totally connected to their performance despite the many potential distractions that often occur within the competitive environment.

Concentration is a skill that can consistently be developed by specific training programmes developed at Inspiring Excellence.