Lizl Kotz Performance

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Our director, Sandy, sat down with Lizl Kotz to chat about the importance of competitive play, how she helps athletes both physically + mentally and her experience playing in our tournament!

Follow her Lizl Kotz Performance for tips, advice and more that will be sure to help your game 👊🎾!

https://youtu.be/gLhe51KaQKk
Lizl is offering two seminars — one for athletes and one for parents of athletes. Both should be good. Click below for the details. Lizl Kotz Performance
Lizl is fantastic at what she does!! You should not miss out on her services. Comes highly recommended from many of my clients in the tennis world! I also had the chance to work with her on a few projects and she is just an outstanding person.
"If we take a little time everyday to care for our spine, our backbone will support the loads life brings our way."

Protective moves and recovery tactics with our Brand Ambassador Lizl Kotz Performance!
"In it's simplest form, mental toughness is not having a vulnerable mind. On a deeper level, being mentally strong is using ones thoughts to optimize performance."

Great read by our Brand Ambassador, Lizl Kotz Performance! #movethroughit
"Discomfort is no stranger to athletes, which is why many athletes deny the signs of injury and unknowingly push their bodies beyond repair."

A story of recovery from a barely attached biceps tendon, shredded labrum, and a torn rotator cuff on the Lizl Kotz Performance blog! #movethroughit
"We go to great lengths to protect our children from predators and getting hurt. Yet it seems we overlook passing on a fundamental practice that has been shown to offer tremendous protection from mental and physical disease. The practice of movement."

A must read from Brand Ambassador Lizl Kotz Performance!
"In the world of sports today, many sports are year-round. I strongly recommend for the serious athlete to create their own off-season or if that is not possible, to take one day a week away from training and participate in another sport."

A must read from our Brand Ambassador Lizl Kotz of Lizl Kotz Performance!

What do you do for cross-training? #movethroughit https://hubs.ly/H0hjXZj0
Congratulations Lizl Kotz! No doubt it will be a huge success!

With one single thought we can change the outcome of a game or a match. There is incredible power in our thinking. Lizl offers small group or one-on-one mental skills coaching to young athletes who are committed to being the best they can be.

I grew up in South Africa at the southern tip of the African continent. Its dry, sunny weather lends itself to being outdoors most of the time. Being flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the warm Indian Ocean on the East gives the country its spectacular range in biodiversity. One of my earliest memories was watching my dad compete in the Comrades ultra-marathon, a grueling 56 mile run. G

Operating as usual

07/26/2021

Competing with Freedom
“I get to”
“I trust my body”
“I am excited to see how far I can push myself”
“I am after progress”

Competing with fear
“What if I don’t”
“This is my only chance”
“What if my body”
“I’m not good enough”

When athletes respond to their goals and expectations with a bunch of “what ifs” their mind loses its ability to problem solve and their body operates in slow motion. Thoughts rooted in fear sabotage performance.

Counter this anxiety by writing down a Belief list:

I believe that competing is a privilege
I believe in my preparation
I believe in my commitment to my sport
I believe in the pursuit of progress

Competing with Freedom
“I get to”
“I trust my body”
“I am excited to see how far I can push myself”
“I am after progress”

Competing with fear
“What if I don’t”
“This is my only chance”
“What if my body”
“I’m not good enough”

When athletes respond to their goals and expectations with a bunch of “what ifs” their mind loses its ability to problem solve and their body operates in slow motion. Thoughts rooted in fear sabotage performance.

Counter this anxiety by writing down a Belief list:

I believe that competing is a privilege
I believe in my preparation
I believe in my commitment to my sport
I believe in the pursuit of progress

07/21/2021

Write down POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS to drown out self-sabotaging thoughts. In movement mechanics our body follows our head.
Do you want to pop up on a surfboard?
Look up.
Do you want to surf down the line?
Look at your target.
Do you want your serve to clear the net?
Look up instead of down.

Similarly, our performance follow the thoughts we marinate in. Write your goal as a statement in the present tense and post it where you will see a daily. For example: “I am a varsity athlete”, “I have the courage to be a writer”, “I have the work ethic to be a straight a student”.

Write down POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS to drown out self-sabotaging thoughts. In movement mechanics our body follows our head.
Do you want to pop up on a surfboard?
Look up.
Do you want to surf down the line?
Look at your target.
Do you want your serve to clear the net?
Look up instead of down.

Similarly, our performance follow the thoughts we marinate in. Write your goal as a statement in the present tense and post it where you will see a daily. For example: “I am a varsity athlete”, “I have the courage to be a writer”, “I have the work ethic to be a straight a student”.

07/11/2021

In order to have more connection with your goals give them the following four qualities.

1. Personal Meaning.  you will be more likely to prioritize it if your goal is rooted in a core value.

2. Be very specific. Clear targets work better.

3. Slightly out of reach. Not unrealistic but when you feel slightly intimidated by your goal it will make you focus on the smaller details.

4. A timeline. With no time attached to your goal it is too easy to procrastinate and find excuses.

Photo credit Tiffany Maughan Pettengill

In order to have more connection with your goals give them the following four qualities.

1. Personal Meaning.  you will be more likely to prioritize it if your goal is rooted in a core value.

2. Be very specific. Clear targets work better.

3. Slightly out of reach. Not unrealistic but when you feel slightly intimidated by your goal it will make you focus on the smaller details.

4. A timeline. With no time attached to your goal it is too easy to procrastinate and find excuses.

Photo credit Tiffany Maughan Pettengill

Photos from Lizl Kotz Performance's post 07/10/2021

I chose some of my fav photos taken in CO last summer to go along with an illustration regarding practicing shifting our thoughts from negative to positive.

They all include a new or well-worn path.
Positive thinking is a skill that has to be intentional and then practiced until it becomes habit. Automatic. Our most successful athletes can take a negative circumstance and turn it into a positive. People who survive situations they shouldn’t survive have the same practice.

The more we practice, the stronger those neuro pathways become. Similar to walking through tall grass , it can be difficult to form a new path. But the more we walk our new path , the clearer and easier it becomes to find.

Athletes Who Seek to be Excellent Develop Great Habits by Lizl Kotz — Lizl Kotz Performance 04/27/2021

Athletes Who Seek to be Excellent Develop Great Habits by Lizl Kotz — Lizl Kotz Performance

Athletes Who Seek to be Excellent Develop Great Habits by Lizl Kotz — Lizl Kotz Performance “It’s the work of every day.  It’s about accepting the challenge, it’s about being humble enough to accept that sometimes you are not playing that well.  And you need to fight for it and you need to try and find a solution and that’s what I did.” -Nadal after winning a 3 hour 3...

Women Who Serve! - Charleston Women in Business 04/11/2021

Women Who Serve! - Charleston Women in Business

Charleston Tennis 🎾

Women Who Serve! - Charleston Women in Business Charleston Tennis LLC which owns and operates the Volvo Car Open that runs from April 3-11, will host an additional WTA tournament, the Charleston 250, immediately following at the LTP Daniel Island Tennis Center from April 10-18. The Volvo Open is the largest women’s only tennis tournament in Nor...

Defining "Success" in Sports — Lizl Kotz Performance 03/20/2021

Defining "Success" in Sports — Lizl Kotz Performance

Melanie Coetsee and Lila with Sprout Pediatrics LLC

Defining "Success" in Sports — Lizl Kotz Performance You don’t have to be a professional athlete or an Olympic champion to be considered successful. Nor do you need to have a room full of medals, win a tournament, or make the front page of the sports section. In the examples below we see athletes who compete and push through despite tremendous setb

01/24/2021

As parents we teach our children:
Be a good listener.
Don’t talk back.

In performance we need to encourage just the opposite. It is imperative that we
1. Don’t listen to our negative thoughts
2. Talk back to our negative thoughts.

Our negative thoughts don’t come from our hearts. No athlete wishes to think: “I won’t ever break out of this losing streak.” Thoughts come in and out of our minds the way dreams and nightmares do. As competitors, we have to choose to not listen to these distortions and replace them with true statements .

photo credit Tiffany_Anne_Photography

As parents we teach our children:
Be a good listener.
Don’t talk back.

In performance we need to encourage just the opposite. It is imperative that we
1. Don’t listen to our negative thoughts
2. Talk back to our negative thoughts.

Our negative thoughts don’t come from our hearts. No athlete wishes to think: “I won’t ever break out of this losing streak.” Thoughts come in and out of our minds the way dreams and nightmares do. As competitors, we have to choose to not listen to these distortions and replace them with true statements .

photo credit Tiffany_Anne_Photography

12/24/2020

🎤”there is no place like home for the holidays”.

12/19/2020

Had to fight for this time away from the holiday hustle. Well worth it!

12/15/2020

When you improve a little each day, big things happen. And when they happen, they last 🔥

12/12/2020

Thank you Dr. Todd Joye for inviting me to experience the Vasper. The slogan: “Coolest 21 minute workout” is spot on.
Vasper uses the benefits of compression and cryotherapy (there are many) to trick the body into believing it has reached its limit (this “end” is where the magic happens) in just 21 minutes.

No sweating and no muscle soreness making this a great option for a recovery workout for athletes in intensive training.
I also love it for seniors who desperately need the benefits of a fit body but fear injury or being in a gym.
I highly recommend giving this a try!
Intervene MD
843-216-4844

12/09/2020

Cross-Country skiing is really damn hard. I think I’m in love ❤️

12/09/2020

Cross-country skiing is really damn hard. I’m in love ❤️

lizlkotzperformance.com 12/06/2020

How to Support Your Athlete to Win in Sports and in Life by Lizl Kotz — Lizl Kotz Performance

Top 10 Ways to Support Your Athlete Well

lizlkotzperformance.com I have learned so much by watching the range in sports parents as a junior athlete and now as the parent of my own athletes.  I have memories of my own dad reading the paper during my matches and asking me who the winner was after the match was over and then again my rival’s mother, who wou

lizlkotzperformance.com 12/06/2020

How to Support Your Athlete to Win in Sports and in Life by Lizl Kotz — Lizl Kotz Performance

https://lizlkotzperformance.com/blog-entry/2020/12/5/how-to-support-your-athlete-to-win-in-sports-and-in-life-by-lizl-kotz

lizlkotzperformance.com I have learned so much by watching the range in sports parents as a junior athlete and now as the parent of my own athletes.  I have memories of my own dad reading the paper during my matches and asking me who the winner was after the match was over and then again my rival’s mother, who wou

12/02/2020

An empty mountain is a good mountain. @ Beaver Creek Resort

11/26/2020

Thankful for this incredibly supportive tennis family ❤️

11/13/2020

So many exercises so little time. 3 of my fav’s for overall leg strength

10/30/2020

As much as I am ready for Covid to go away, it has certainly helped inspire a healthy perspective. Competition is an opportunity to be grateful for. An opportunity to set goals, work towards them, celebrate or to try again. 

HISTORIC! Congratulations to Coach Lizl Kotz and the INCREDIBLE tennis team for advancing to the state finals in just their first year as a team! Finals are Saturday, Oct 31, 10 am, Florence, SC.

10/02/2020

Lucy Beckham High School

Continuing the LBHS Fall sports coaches series....Welcome LBHS’s Tennis Coach, Lizl Kotz!

09/21/2020

Tennis Legend

Great drill to keep players from opening up on their slice

Travailler son revers slicé en commençant par quelques lancers de frisbees.

🎥 : Bruguera Tennis Academy HK
https://www.instagram.com/btahongkong/

08/18/2020

Reaching for the sky with that tossing arm....
The tennis serve toss is crucial to a solid serve and deserves isolated practice. Using a lacrosse ball which is slightly heavier than a tennis ball will help increase the awareness when reaching for the sky with the tossing arm and then holding that hand up in the air for another one, two, three seconds.
#servetoss #serve #tennistips #Beckhamtennis

08/15/2020

No better way to celebrate the end of elementary school with a lobster roll from Nicos. Love you Rose 🌹

07/28/2020

Challenge accepted. Thank you @bollywood.barbi ❤️

07/26/2020

When I see that tongue 👅 pop out, I know he means business.
photo credit @tiffany_anne_photography
#longjumper

07/26/2020

When I see that tongue come out I know he means business.

credit: @tiffany_anne_photography

07/22/2020

Sprague Lake -early morning walk looking for moose. The colors are impossibly crisp with the water so still it flawlessly mirrors the mountains back.
#colorado #rockymountainnationalpark

07/21/2020

Rocky Mountain National Park
We ❤️ you.
#rockymountainnationalpark #colorado @ Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

07/18/2020

Peace like the Rockies

#colorado #rockymountains

07/16/2020

Into the great wide open
#outdoors #colorado #granitemountainoutfitters

07/11/2020

Lunch with my littlest bo**er after mountain biking. Found some pics of him 5 years ago ❤️ Our love for the outdoors might just save us in these hard times.
#outdoorliving
@ Edwards, Colorado

07/10/2020

Unplugging from the drama and recharging with the Mama 🌿
We live in a beautiful country surrounded by so much good❤️. Look for it!

07/05/2020

ALWAYS BETTER TOGETHER 🇺🇸
Happy Birthday America.
#bulldogsofinstagram #bulldog #doodles #dogslife

06/28/2020

Good balance is the foundation for beautiful strokes.
And strong hips is the source for good balance.
It starts at the hips.
Use any loop resistance band and start painting half circles on the court. Be sure to bend the stance leg for an extra challenge.
#tennis #tennisfit #tennisworkouts #hips

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Sprague Lake -early morning walk looking for moose. The colors are impossibly crisp with the water so still it flawlessl...
Into the great wide open #outdoors #colorado #granitemountainoutfitters
Good balance is the foundation for beautiful strokes. And strong hips is the source for good balance.It starts at the hi...
Lunge Work to Improve that Volley #tennisfit #tennisconditioning #moveitorloseit
Pilates Ring can be used to remind players to turn on their core muscles while in the hitting phase.Firing your core on ...
Powerful Gluts Open up a whole world of Possibilities for Athletes 👊🏻#moveitorloseit #gluteusmaximusworkout #sportspecif...
Look at this cutie with a ‘leg load’ and a ‘swing’#sportspecifictraining #moveitorloseit
TRAIN LOW. 10 reps each side repeat x 3▪️Ever had your coach tell you to get lower on your volleys and your thinking 🤔 “...
“Ability may get you to the top, but character keeps you there.”.We watched these bear cubs play and battle for the top....
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