Quiz 1: Determine Your Basketball Mental Toughness
Designed for middle school basketball players, this quiz will help you assess your mental toughness on the court.
Choose the best answer for each question. Add up your score at the end to find out your level of mental toughness.
1. How do you react when you miss a crucial shot?
- a) Blame your teammates
- b) Get discouraged
- c) Learn and move on
2. What’s your mindset during practice?
- a) Just another routine
- b) A necessary evil
- c) An opportunity to improve
3. You’re benched during an important game. How do you feel?
- a) Angry and resentful
- b) Disappointed but indifferent
- c) Supportive and focused on the team’s success
4. How do you deal with nervousness before a game?
- a) Ignore it
- b) Try to calm down but still feel nervous
- c) Use it to fuel your performance
5. How do you view competition?
- a) As a threat
- b) A challenge to overcome
- c) An opportunity to grow
6. How do you treat your teammates?
- a) As rivals
- b) As necessary companions
- c) As integral parts of the team
7. Your team is losing badly. What do you do?
- a) Give up
- b) Play harder but complain
- c) Motivate the team and give your best
8. What is your goal during a game?
- a) To show off
- b) To win at all costs
- c) To play your best and help the team
9. How do you approach criticism?
- a) Ignore it
- b) Feel offended but listen
- c) Accept and use it to improve
10. Your coach gives you feedback. How do you take it?
- a) As an insult
- b) As necessary but hard to digest
- c) As constructive criticism
11. How do you react to success?
- a) Show off
- b) Feel relieved
- c) Stay humble and focused
12. What’s your reaction to a teammate’s mistake?
- a) Get angry
- b) Ignore it
- c) Encourage them to do better
13. You’ve got the chance for a game-winning shot. What’s going through your mind?
- a) Fear of missing
- b) Hope you’ll make it
- c) Confidence in your ability
14. How do you prepare for a big game?
- a) Don’t prepare
- b) Prepare but worry a lot
- c) Prepare and trust your training
15. What’s your view on failure?
- a) Unacceptable
- b) Something to avoid
- c) A learning opportunity
Scoring Key for Basketball Mental Toughness Quiz for Middle School Players
Each answer carries a point value:
- a) 1 point
- b) 2 points
- c) 3 points