How Do Olympic Athletes Stay Focused on The Process? Why do you compete in your sport? What is your ultimate athletic goal? Herm Edwards, former NFL coach, famously stated, “You play to win.” Whether it is to win a tournament, win a race or win a gold medal, most athletes are chasing victories. In fact, most athletic success is judged in terms of wins and losses. So how do athletes … [Read more...] about Why Olympic Athletes Use Routines
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Parents: Help Young Athletes Improve Focus Video In the new video series "Sports Parents Success Tips," Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or … [Read more...] about Concentration Tips For Young Athletes
Helping Athletes Bounce Back From Failure Making mistakes messes with many athletes’ minds. You see it all the time and you probably have experienced it to some degree. You have trained hard for this one competition... You dedicated yourself to your sport... You pushed yourself to the limit in practice... You refined your technique... You feel confident as the competition moves near...You feel … [Read more...] about How did Brenda Martinez Overcome Failure?
Phelps' Response to a Devastating Loss Have you suffered a tough loss in your career? Maybe it was a loss where you were favored to win or against an opponent that has never beaten you, or against a challenger with a much lower rank. Can you think of your own personal athletic experience where you suffered a loss when you were expected to win? How did you feel after that upset? How … [Read more...] about How Phelps Bounces Back From a Big Loss
The Benefits of Mental Training Many athletes feel too much pressure in sports and it affects their ability to take practice to competition. Maintaining a certain weight, dealing with early success, navigating through performance droughts, and staying motivated during long training sessions are some of the challenges athletes face. In addition, competing consistently during long seasons, … [Read more...] about How to Use Proactive Confidence