Athletes and their coaches have always been committed to mental training to enhance performance. They have long recognized the critical role of mindset in competition, and have prioritized building brain skills for advantage.
A recent scientific study published in the "Journal of Cognitive Enhancement" showed that just 12 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day led to considerable mental resilience for college football players. Athletes who practiced most often scored higher on measures of attention and mood. They were able to better withstand some of the pressure of preseason training.
Check out the above-titled article in The New York Times.