Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Draft Journal Entry #2: Martin Tevaseu

Martin Tevaseu describes what it’s like to prepare for the 2010 NFL Draft.

Dear Journal:

My time in California has concluded as I am now back in Las Vegas to continue taking classes and working towards my degree, and of course, to prepare for my Pro Timing Day.

Before I left California, my agent scheduled a meeting with my Performance Specialist/Sports Psychology Consultant, Will Lenzner. Mr. Lenzner has worked with several professional athletes to enhance cognitive/mental performance as it relates to output on the field, personal life, weight training, the classroom, etc. The general areas of focus include targeting self-confidence and efficacy, motivation, mental toughness, focus, and positive outcome expectancy. As all of these psychological factors have a relationship with each other, they directly affect athletic performance. Regarding football players specifically, we tend to work on core football-specific components such as performance routines (pre-game, pre-snap), trigger cues and visualization. Of those and other performance components, a wealth of additional football-specific areas are directly affected and have the ability to dramatically enhance athlete output on a given play, during combine testing and split-second decision making skills.

Preparing myself mentally, is equally important as preparing myself physically.

THIS JUST IN…Great news for all of you who have been following my journey, I just spoke with my agent and I have been invited to the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando, Florida. You heard it first right here on NFL Draft Bible! I am very grateful to the East-West Shrine Selection Committee for the opportunity and I look forward to exceeding your expectations.

I am so excited. I’m looking forward to spending time with the kids and competing with some of the best athletes in college football.
I apologize but I have to go for now. There’s work that needs to be done. I’ll check back in with you before I leave to Florida. Thanks for following my journey guys!

#68 Martin Tevaseu, DT, UNLV

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