Dr. Patrick Cohn, golf psychology expert and author of the "Golfer's Mental Edge" CD program, teaches amateur to tour professional golfers how to improve their mental game of golf. In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, helps a golfer keep his concentration in … [Read more...] about Golf Podcast: Boost Your Tournament Focus
Archives for August 2009
Bouncing Back After Losing Focus Roger Federer demoralized Novak Djokovic at the Cincinnati Masters Tournament recently winning easily 6-1, 7-5. “It looks convincing, 6-1, 7-5, but a few points here or there, your focus is not right on break point, maybe you are the better man, but you end up losing because you lost focus on the biggest … [Read more...] about Even Roger Federer Loses His Focus
Young Athletes And Confidence Struggles What do you do when your young athlete’s confidence sinks every time a talented friend or teammate excels in sports? This is a common problem for young athletes. Kids are social beings—and they tend to compare themselves to their friends. But in sports, this is a bad thing to do. Making comparisons to … [Read more...] about When Your Young Athlete’s Confidence is Low Because Friends Excel
How is Mental Training For Athletes Viewed? Are you or your players afraid other athletes will see you as weak if you have to do mental training or work with a sports psychologist? Still today, athletes buy into myths about sports psychology, which prevent them from embracing the benefits of mental training. I recently received an email from a … [Read more...] about Sports Psychology Myths: Are Athletes Weak If They Resort To Mental Training?
Pregame Jitters Most athletes feel “jitters” or nervousness before competition. But are jitter a bad thing to feel before a game? It depends on who you ask. Many young athletes who experience pregame jitters think they are nervous or tense and don't like these feelings. However, veteran players welcome pregame jitters and even worry when they … [Read more...] about Favre Welcomes the Pregame Butterflies in NFL Return