Is Perfectionism A Positive Quality To Have In Sports? Do you have an athlete that is a perfectionist? Do you think this is a good quality that helps them succeed in sports? In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from Sal, who believes that perfectionism is a positive quality in young athletes. “I agree that coaches love … [Read more...] about Is Your Young Athlete A Perfectionist?
Archives for November 2014
Are You Mentally Tough After An Injury? Are you mentally tough after you've had “time off” from competing due to an injury? Recall a time when an injury interrupted your season… Sport injuries have both physical and psychological challenges. Injured athletes experience a wide range of intense emotions such as depression, anxiety, stress, shock, lack of confidence and frustration. Your … [Read more...] about How Athletes Mentally Cope With Injury (New Research)
Do You Struggle With 3 And 4 Putting? 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 using golf psychology strategies developed over the last 20 years of his career. In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game … [Read more...] about Freeing Your Putter To Improve Your Golf Game
Concentrate During Your Preshot Routine Do you lose focus during your preshot routine--for no apparent reason as if you are "going through the motions"? I've written a lot about the importance of focusing on the right stuff while playing golf--especially during your preshot routine. I'm sure you can think of times when you stood over a putt and were overwhelmed by a rush of distracting thoughts, … [Read more...] about Golfers, Do You Lose Focus During Your Preshot Routine?
Help Your Athletes Stay Composed During Game Time Do you have an athlete that is very intelligent and has a lot of talent, but has attitude problems on the field? In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from grandparent, whose granddaughter tends to get an attitude when she is criticized or when she messes up. “This is a … [Read more...] about Does Your Athlete Get An Attitude During Competition?
Stay Confident In Games Are you able to remain confident in critical moments during competition? Think of a time when you finally made it to the big stage in your sport… You were probably excited to reach the next level… When the competition started, you were confident but slightly nervous… but things may not have gone your way early in the contest… Tension or worry probably soared and … [Read more...] about Mental Game Tips For Poised Performance In The Big Game