Championship Athletes And The Mental Game All athletes seek to gain an advantage over their opponents, to play with confidence in tight games, to rise up to challenges, to achieve more of their potential and to get to the “next level.” The question most athletes seek to answer is, “How do I get to the next level?” or “What specifically do elite athletes do that separates them from the … [Read more...] about The Secret To The Seattle Seahawks’ Mental Toughness
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Fear Of Failure In Sports In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn interviews Jim Harshaw. Failure, struggle and setbacks are not only an inevitable part of life but a necessary step on the path to success. Jim Harshaw has learned many life lessons on the wrestling mat. Having won three ACC Championships for the University of Virginia, trained at … [Read more...] about How Failure Can Improve Your Game With Jim Harshaw
Have You Ever Been Intimidate by a Crowd? Do you lose your focus or composure when playing in opposing arenas with loud, vocal crowds? Have you ever been intimidate by a crowd? Maybe the opposing team had a reputation for excelling at their home site (home field advantage) or the opposing crowd was unusually loud... You probably felt uncomfortable and nervous even before the competition … [Read more...] about How To Perform Well Despite A Hostile Crowd
Do You Over Think In Competition? Do you get in your own way when you compete? This is a common challenge for many athletes we coach on the mental game. One way you (or your athletes) might get in your own way mentally is when you over think in competition, such as when you over think how to play the game technically. How did you perform in those competitions? Athletes who over think … [Read more...] about How To Get Out Of Your Own Way And Excel
Can You Improve Your Performance In Sports With Our Products? In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from Joyce, a sports parent who wants to know if mental game products are right for her young son. Listen to this month's sports psychology podcast to learn how to improve your performance in sports and other mental game … [Read more...] about Could Your Young Athlete Benefit From Sports Psychology?
Do You Thrive On Pressure? Would you consider yourself a “nervous athlete” or a "gamer" in competition? Gamers tend to raise their performance in critical games and moments--they thrive on the pressure. However, nervous athlete tend to get lost in critical moments. Has this happened to you? The game is in its final minutes and your team depends on you for the victory... You start to … [Read more...] about Are You A Gamer Or Do You Choke During Critical Moments?