What Are The Yips in Sports? The yips do not discriminate for athletes. It occurs in many sports skills... The golfer who suddenly can’t sink a three-foot putt... The infielder who seemingly lost his ability to throw accurately to first base... The quarterback who has difficulty making routine throws despite having no previous issue with his short passing game... The basketball player … [Read more...] about How Do You Know if You Have the Yips?
Archives for August 2016
Using Intimidation to Your Advantage “The intimidation factor” is commonplace in competition. Some athletes will seek to get a mental edge by taking you out of your game. Intimidation takes many forms such as: --Trash talking before a game --A brush-back pitch to shake up a hitter --An extra shove after a whistle was blown --Stare-downs or crazy antics No matter what intimidation is … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Intimidation in Sports
Applying Anthony Robbins Approach to Sports Psychology Do you feel stuck in your athletic career? Are you not seeing the results you expected to see? Many athletes who are disappointed in their performances don't understand why. These athletes may seek out the advice from others in their sport, such as coaches, older athletes, or private coaches but, nonetheless, the results are the … [Read more...] about Anthony Robbins, Sports Psychology, and Peak Performance
Athletes Who Second Guess Themselves Making quick decisions is essential in fast moving, dynamic sports. Sports like volleyball, fencing, wrestling, tennis, etc. require fast decisions, sometimes within milliseconds, in order to be successful. Athletes who master the skill of quick, decisive decision making tend to dictate the flow of the game or match, feel in control and confident, and … [Read more...] about Be Decisive to Improve Sports Performance
Jim Furyk: Making History on the PGA Tour Jim Furyk made history last week at the Travelers Championship by shooting 58 on Sunday, which was the lowest round ever on the PGA TOUR. Furyk shot 75, 68, 74, and 58. Furyk struggled to make the cut the first two days, but lit up the par 70 course on Sunday. He stated that you are never far from playing well no matter how bad your swing … [Read more...] about How to Go Low Like Jim Furyk
Mental Keys to Jimmy Walker's Success Since the start of this year, Jimmy Walker has been struggling to finish top 10 in the past 19 tournaments he has played in. This season, Jimmy walker has missed 5 cuts, including the US Open and the Open Championship only 3 weeks ago, and he didn’t play strong enough to place in the Top 10 in at least 10 other tournaments. What changed that allowed … [Read more...] about Jimmy Walker’s Winning Mindset at PGA
Applying Mental Imagery Like Olympic Athletes As Olympians gear up for the 2016 Rio games, many of those athletes have been looking for a way to land on the podium at the summer games. All of the athletes are talented and physically gifted... All of the athletes have devoted all of their time to training... All of the athletes are the very best within their sport. The difference between … [Read more...] about How Olympians Use Mental Imagery To Improve Success