Go Back   AzBilliards.com > Main Category > Main Forum
Reload this Page How to not get mad during a match
Reply
Page 1 of 3 1 23
 
Share Thread Tools Rate Thread
How to not get mad during a match
Old
  (#1)
randallt6
AzB Silver Member
randallt6 has a reputation beyond reputerandallt6 has a reputation beyond reputerandallt6 has a reputation beyond reputerandallt6 has a reputation beyond reputerandallt6 has a reputation beyond reputerandallt6 has a reputation beyond reputerandallt6 has a reputation beyond reputerandallt6 has a reputation beyond reputerandallt6 has a reputation beyond reputerandallt6 has a reputation beyond reputerandallt6 has a reputation beyond repute
 
randallt6's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 3,856
vCash: 642
iTrader: 34 / 100%
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: Jan 2012
   
How to not get mad during a match - 04-22-2012, 09:56 PM

Anyone have any tips on how to control your temper when your losing or not playing very well in a match? I need some help with this, badly!lol
  
Reply With Quote

Old
  (#2)
lorider
AzB Silver Member
lorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,136
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: memphis
   
04-22-2012, 10:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by randallt6 View Post
Anyone have any tips on how to control your temper when your losing or not playing very well in a match? I need some help with this, badly!lol
just admit to yourself you are not going to ever make a living at it and accept it. works for me

seriously ? the 1st thing you gotto think about when you findyourself starting to get upset is this.the more you get upset the worse you are going to shoot. the worse you shoot the more you are going to lose. it is a never ending cycle until you get your feelings under control.

when you get your feelings under control you will regain your focus.

it took many years for what an old roadplayer told me to sink in.

forget about your last shot,do not think about anything but the shot you are on. the more you think about other things the less ability you have to focus on the shot you are attempting. easier said than done i know.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#3)
The Renfro
www.outsville.com
The Renfro has a reputation beyond reputeThe Renfro has a reputation beyond reputeThe Renfro has a reputation beyond reputeThe Renfro has a reputation beyond reputeThe Renfro has a reputation beyond reputeThe Renfro has a reputation beyond reputeThe Renfro has a reputation beyond reputeThe Renfro has a reputation beyond reputeThe Renfro has a reputation beyond reputeThe Renfro has a reputation beyond reputeThe Renfro has a reputation beyond repute
 
The Renfro's Avatar
 
Status: Online
Posts: 3,797
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 20 / 100%
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Knoxville TN
   
04-22-2012, 10:28 PM

You either channel it and ride the adrenaline which some players can do or you learn to kill it when it starts....

Positive Inner dialogue is helpful for lots of people.... Write down a whole speech if you have to and practice it and use it sitting in the chair and at the table....

If the voice in your head is busy with the good stuff there will be no time for the negative stuff....... Like anger....


"I don't see the same way you do. So sit there and use your perfect vision to watch while I use my aiming system to run out"
The Renfro

Outsville.com
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#4)
"T"
Son of Da Poet
"T" has a reputation beyond repute"T" has a reputation beyond repute"T" has a reputation beyond repute"T" has a reputation beyond repute"T" has a reputation beyond repute"T" has a reputation beyond repute"T" has a reputation beyond repute"T" has a reputation beyond repute"T" has a reputation beyond repute"T" has a reputation beyond repute"T" has a reputation beyond repute
 
"T"'s Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 814
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
   
04-22-2012, 10:43 PM

Watch Efren Reyes play and try to emulate his attitude.

Also, anger in pool is fear. Showing fear to an opponent during a match will only increase their confidence.

Good luck!


Aye Chihuahua!
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#5)
champ2107
Banned
champ2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 3,061
vCash: 500
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: May 2007
   
04-22-2012, 10:58 PM

i think you should take a look at lee brett video, from what i remember watching the trailer, it may help you for this type of issue. The feeling i get he is more a mental kind of instructor than a technical one, i could be wrong?
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#6)
lorider
AzB Silver Member
lorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond reputelorider has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,136
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: memphis
   
04-22-2012, 11:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by "T" View Post
Watch Efren Reyes play and try to emulate his attitude.

Also, anger in pool is fear. Showing fear to an opponent during a match will only increase their confidence.

Good luck!
i dont know if fear is the right word here, but you are correct. i have noticed if i am shooting poorly and show frustration my opponent seems to gain confidence and pick up a gear or 2.

like wise when my opponent is shooting bad i seem to gain confidence and shoot better.
  
Reply With Quote
Yeah Good Luck
Old
  (#7)
BarneyCalip
AzB Silver Member
BarneyCalip has a reputation beyond reputeBarneyCalip has a reputation beyond reputeBarneyCalip has a reputation beyond reputeBarneyCalip has a reputation beyond reputeBarneyCalip has a reputation beyond reputeBarneyCalip has a reputation beyond reputeBarneyCalip has a reputation beyond reputeBarneyCalip has a reputation beyond reputeBarneyCalip has a reputation beyond reputeBarneyCalip has a reputation beyond reputeBarneyCalip has a reputation beyond repute
 
BarneyCalip's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 425
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Oct 2010
   
Yeah Good Luck - 04-22-2012, 11:16 PM

People are human, it is so easy to say let it go.

There are some really great Champions at sharking.

Look what happened to Mark Haddad at Wyoming.
Charlie Williams had him so angry he lost.
Mark is no saint, so he should have been prepared.

I was at a tournament getting ready to play the winner.
The guy losing say's to his opponent your wife has a fat a$$.
Of course he said it loud enough for the guy's wife to hear it.
We all had to jump the guy before he killed his opponent.
He was ahead and continued to play, but it got to him and he left.

I'm going to say like the others try to ignore it and stay calm.
But it is easy to say that when your not the victim.

Take Care, Barney
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#8)
mullyman
<---MULLY in the 80's
mullyman has a reputation beyond reputemullyman has a reputation beyond reputemullyman has a reputation beyond reputemullyman has a reputation beyond reputemullyman has a reputation beyond reputemullyman has a reputation beyond reputemullyman has a reputation beyond reputemullyman has a reputation beyond reputemullyman has a reputation beyond reputemullyman has a reputation beyond reputemullyman has a reputation beyond repute
 
mullyman's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 4,435
vCash: 4100
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Japan
   
04-22-2012, 11:43 PM

First thing you need to do is remove any attitude you may have from your game, and I mean that in general, not trying to say you have an attitude. There are a lot of people that aren't as good as they think they are and when they begin to lose to someone that they think they should be beating it gets under their skin. Likewise, you may actually be better than that person and are losing and it gets under your skin. One thing to always remember is that everyone loses to higher level and to lower level players. You can't win every single game you get into, and you won't. That's a cold hard fact. There are tons of reasons for it too. Maybe you're just having an off night. One thing is for sure though, if you dwell on what happened before then you are not focusing on what is coming up. You can't come to the table and run it out if your focus is on the hanger you just missed. No matter how hard you try, no matter how angry you get, no matter how many ways you try to figure it out, that last shot is not coming back and changing for you. Only thing you can do is make note of it for a later practice session so you can reduce the chances of it happening again.

If I can offer some advice, or tell you what I used to do to keep my blood from boiling. 1 thing I used to do before a tournament was sit out in the waiting area with a needle and thread. I would thread that needle over and over and over, for at least 10 minutes, before my match started. To thread that needle you need to concentrate and remove any other distractions that may be going on around you. I know, you feel like an idiot, but you'd be surprised how focused you get on your game after doing it.

One other thing I used to do is when I sat back down I'd focus all my attention on the chalk sitting on the rail. Wondering where it's been, how many people have used it, why does it have that nick taken out of the side of it, etc... I would think of anything other than the shot I just dogged. Again, because it's not coming back to fix itself.

Another thing to do, and probably the best, is when you get back to your chair use that time sitting there to run out the table in your mind. Tell yourself exactly what you're going to do when you get back to the table. A lot of times that rack will finish before you get that chance to try what you were thinking about, but at least you're focusing on what's coming up and not on what just happened.

Last but not least, unless you're actually losing your rent and your kids are going to go hungry from this loss, does it really mean anything? The world isn't going to come to an end because of it, the Mayans have taken care or that anyway come December. hahahaha!!

Seriously though, I'm one of the most level headed people you'll ever find. I just don't let things bother me. I think because I just don't care enough to let it. I may be lucky in that the majority of my playing career has been in Japan. People aren't as likely to try sharking you as they are in the States. I've been playing over here for 21 years, and I used to play at least 4 hours a day for a span of about 10 years, and I've only run across 2 people that were brash enough to try any type of sharking. It's just not common here. It's the exact opposite really. The Japanese players actually apologize to you for their poor play. Even if they purposely hook you behind a ball, and you miss hitting it, when they return to the table they will apologize for making you miss. I think a lot of Americans can't handle that when they're playing over here. They almost take it as being sarcastic, which it isn't.
MULLY
I should make a video about playing pool in Japan



Last edited by mullyman; 04-22-2012 at 11:45 PM.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#9)
champ2107
Banned
champ2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond reputechamp2107 has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 3,061
vCash: 500
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: May 2007
   
04-22-2012, 11:58 PM

maybe you can get Rene russo to help you out, she seemed to help out Tin cup! he went from a driving range pro to almost winning a major! lol Cheech seemed very helpful too!!! haha


Last edited by champ2107; 04-23-2012 at 12:01 AM.
  
Reply With Quote
Mad
Old
  (#10)
mortuarymike-nv
mortuarymike-nv
mortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond reputemortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond reputemortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond reputemortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond reputemortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond reputemortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond reputemortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond reputemortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond reputemortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond reputemortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond reputemortuarymike-nv has a reputation beyond repute
 
mortuarymike-nv's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 4,339
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 63 / 100%
Join Date: May 2011
   
Mad - 04-23-2012, 12:12 AM

Why ? its competition.
Being a champion comes from inside a person, not winning every match. Look at the pro players that you admire. On Efren Reyes worst day he is a champion, Allison Fisher is another champion.
Play your best game.
And have fun.

Also let your body do its thing. Afters hours and years of practice you know what to do.
MMike


MMike
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#11)
Masayoshi
Fusenshou no Masa
Masayoshi has a reputation beyond reputeMasayoshi has a reputation beyond reputeMasayoshi has a reputation beyond reputeMasayoshi has a reputation beyond reputeMasayoshi has a reputation beyond reputeMasayoshi has a reputation beyond reputeMasayoshi has a reputation beyond reputeMasayoshi has a reputation beyond reputeMasayoshi has a reputation beyond reputeMasayoshi has a reputation beyond reputeMasayoshi has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,129
vCash: 500
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Miyagi Prefecture, formerly CA
   
04-23-2012, 12:13 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mullyman View Post
First thing you need to do is remove any attitude you may have from your game, and I mean that in general, not trying to say you have an attitude. There are a lot of people that aren't as good as they think they are and when they begin to lose to someone that they think they should be beating it gets under their skin. Likewise, you may actually be better than that person and are losing and it gets under your skin. One thing to always remember is that everyone loses to higher level and to lower level players. You can't win every single game you get into, and you won't. That's a cold hard fact. There are tons of reasons for it too. Maybe you're just having an off night. One thing is for sure though, if you dwell on what happened before then you are not focusing on what is coming up. You can't come to the table and run it out if your focus is on the hanger you just missed. No matter how hard you try, no matter how angry you get, no matter how many ways you try to figure it out, that last shot is not coming back and changing for you. Only thing you can do is make note of it for a later practice session so you can reduce the chances of it happening again.

If I can offer some advice, or tell you what I used to do to keep my blood from boiling. 1 thing I used to do before a tournament was sit out in the waiting area with a needle and thread. I would thread that needle over and over and over, for at least 10 minutes, before my match started. To thread that needle you need to concentrate and remove any other distractions that may be going on around you. I know, you feel like an idiot, but you'd be surprised how focused you get on your game after doing it.

One other thing I used to do is when I sat back down I'd focus all my attention on the chalk sitting on the rail. Wondering where it's been, how many people have used it, why does it have that nick taken out of the side of it, etc... I would think of anything other than the shot I just dogged. Again, because it's not coming back to fix itself.

Another thing to do, and probably the best, is when you get back to your chair use that time sitting there to run out the table in your mind. Tell yourself exactly what you're going to do when you get back to the table. A lot of times that rack will finish before you get that chance to try what you were thinking about, but at least you're focusing on what's coming up and not on what just happened.

Last but not least, unless you're actually losing your rent and your kids are going to go hungry from this loss, does it really mean anything? The world isn't going to come to an end because of it, the Mayans have taken care or that anyway come December. hahahaha!!

Seriously though, I'm one of the most level headed people you'll ever find. I just don't let things bother me. I think because I just don't care enough to let it. I may be lucky in that the majority of my playing career has been in Japan. People aren't as likely to try sharking you as they are in the States. I've been playing over here for 21 years, and I used to play at least 4 hours a day for a span of about 10 years, and I've only run across 2 people that were brash enough to try any type of sharking. It's just not common here. It's the exact opposite really. The Japanese players actually apologize to you for their poor play. Even if they purposely hook you behind a ball, and you miss hitting it, when they return to the table they will apologize for making you miss. I think a lot of Americans can't handle that when they're playing over here. They almost take it as being sarcastic, which it isn't.
MULLY
I should make a video about playing pool in Japan
You should make it like this video except with pool.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#12)
pwd72s
recreational banger
pwd72s has a reputation beyond reputepwd72s has a reputation beyond reputepwd72s has a reputation beyond reputepwd72s has a reputation beyond reputepwd72s has a reputation beyond reputepwd72s has a reputation beyond reputepwd72s has a reputation beyond reputepwd72s has a reputation beyond reputepwd72s has a reputation beyond reputepwd72s has a reputation beyond reputepwd72s has a reputation beyond repute
 
pwd72s's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 4,017
vCash: 500
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Linn County, OR
   
04-23-2012, 12:15 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by randallt6 View Post
Anyone have any tips on how to control your temper when your losing or not playing very well in a match? I need some help with this, badly!lol
Knowing you have a problem
is more than half the battle.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#13)
Neil
Banned
Neil has a reputation beyond reputeNeil has a reputation beyond reputeNeil has a reputation beyond reputeNeil has a reputation beyond reputeNeil has a reputation beyond reputeNeil has a reputation beyond reputeNeil has a reputation beyond reputeNeil has a reputation beyond reputeNeil has a reputation beyond reputeNeil has a reputation beyond reputeNeil has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 12,568
vCash: 2200
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Join Date: Jan 2007
   
04-23-2012, 05:19 AM

............

Last edited by Neil; 07-03-2012 at 09:43 AM.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#14)
Icon of Sin
Headphones Advocate!
Icon of Sin has a reputation beyond reputeIcon of Sin has a reputation beyond reputeIcon of Sin has a reputation beyond reputeIcon of Sin has a reputation beyond reputeIcon of Sin has a reputation beyond reputeIcon of Sin has a reputation beyond reputeIcon of Sin has a reputation beyond reputeIcon of Sin has a reputation beyond reputeIcon of Sin has a reputation beyond reputeIcon of Sin has a reputation beyond reputeIcon of Sin has a reputation beyond repute
 
Icon of Sin's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 3,355
vCash: 15960
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Blog Entries: 4
Join Date: Nov 2005
   
04-23-2012, 05:27 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lorider View Post
just admit to yourself you are not going to ever make a living at it and accept it. works for me
I usually admit to myself that I ****ing suck... then I go on telling myself how much of a POS banger I am and that I dont deserve the equipment that I play with and I should just quit and save myself the embarassment.

Once that's done I go home all pissy and usually go to bed and then go downstairs the next day to play some pool.


"The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal." -Pablo Picasso/Banksy
"I've got my own stick, too! I'm a GOOD player." "And your aviator shades make you a pilot & your fedora makes you Frank F_cking Sinatra." -OMGWTF
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#15)
barboxbanks
AzB Silver Member
barboxbanks has a reputation beyond reputebarboxbanks has a reputation beyond reputebarboxbanks has a reputation beyond reputebarboxbanks has a reputation beyond reputebarboxbanks has a reputation beyond reputebarboxbanks has a reputation beyond reputebarboxbanks has a reputation beyond reputebarboxbanks has a reputation beyond reputebarboxbanks has a reputation beyond reputebarboxbanks has a reputation beyond reputebarboxbanks has a reputation beyond repute
 
barboxbanks's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 208
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Apr 2012
   
04-23-2012, 05:33 AM

install a stress ball on the butt end of your cue


Player: Benson, Lucasi, Players HXT w/ Kamui soft tips
Breaker: Custom Valley w/ white diamond tip (Yes, a Valley )
Chalk: Longoni
  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Page 1 of 3 1 23

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.