The next element in our guide to recognising and developing mental toughness in our players relates to "Critical Moment Control" (CMC).
What is CMC? It's often described by the quote "heart in the oven and head in the fridge".
Players high in CMC always make the right judgements under pressure. Not only do they make the right decisions, they also follow through and deliver the goods: Clear mind, clear thinking, and unwavering execution.
These players control the situation with a strong mind: The situation does not control them. They show skilful thinking, skilful risk taking, and skilful execution. Each one is a great player to have around when it comes to finishing games off.