How Do You Approach The Putting Yips? Do you have a lot of nervousness and anxiety once you get to the green? 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 … [Read more...] about Overcoming Anxiety on The Green
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What is Mental Toughness in Sports? What is mental toughness in sports? How can it help you? Mental toughness is: the ability to cope with adversity keep your confidence high be focused stay composed in competition Mental toughness gives athletes the ability to perform to their highest potential under the most stressful conditions or important competitions. Unfortunately … [Read more...] about How One Team Improves Mental Toughness
How to Focus in The Moment It's very easy for athletes to dwell on the past and carry it into the present, especially if their performance was not ideal. When athletes dwell on past performances, they tend to feel less confident. They also worry that the same mistakes will repeat themselves. When you are focused on the past, your ability to focus in the moment becomes split between what you … [Read more...] about How Over Generalizations Keep Athletes Stuck
How Athletes Can Overcome Mistakes One of the hardest things for any athlete is to move forward after a mistake and focus "in the moment." Yet athletes are constantly told by coaches to forget about the last play, the previous point or the mistake that happened. Think about a time when, in the heat of battle, you made a critical mistake... For example, the gymnast that falls off the … [Read more...] about Krzyzewski’s “Next Play” Philosophy For Letting Go of Mistakes
How to Introduce Sports Psychology to Athletes In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Mike about how you can introduce mental coaching to your athletes. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game questions for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. How do you … [Read more...] about Introducing Mental Training to Athletes
Focusing on Positive Outcomes Rather Than Negative “I can’t!” “I stink!” “Why do I always mess up?” “I will never beat her.” How many times have these thoughts crossed your mind during a competition? Negative self-labels or beliefs are one reason for falling short of your goals and your potential in sports. Why do so many athletes get trapped in negative self-labels? What is the root … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Negative Thinking And Beliefs
Maintaining High And Stable Confidence How would you score if you played with consistently more confidence? Imagine how much more you would enjoy the game of golf when playing with high confidence... Golf confidence, for some players, seems more elusive than a hole-in-one. These golfers find it difficult to maintain a steady confidence level. Just when these golfers seem to play well, … [Read more...] about Why is Dustin Johnson’s Confidence Sky High?