How to Minimize Game Time Pressure Many times, athletes attribute poor performance to pressure and nervousness. These athletes often complain that their parents, coaches, or teammates put too much pressure on them. While parents and coaches create an environment of pressure, they are not the cause of pressure. The cause of pressure is when the … [Read more...] about How Kyrie Irving Copes With Pressure
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Staying Confident and Ready When Benched "BENCHED! I can’t believe it." When you are a starter and are benched, it often comes as quite a shock. There is often no warning when you are benched even when you might be having a bad game, an off night or a previous competition where you under-performed. Thoughts pop up in your head such as: … [Read more...] about How Athletes Can Cope With Getting Benched
How Do Figure Skaters Develop Consistency? Consistency is what separates the good athletes from the great athletes. Consistent performers such as, Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, Derek Jeter, Kobe Bryan and Michelle Kwan, have enjoyed long, productive years in their sport. These athletes not only reached the pinnacle in their sport, but … [Read more...] about How to Improve Your Consistency in Figure Skating
How Sports Parents Can Support Their Athletes "Everybody is counting on me," "I don’t want to disappoint my parents," "My parents get so mad at me after a bad game..." Do any of these statements sound familiar? You may have expressed these sentiments to a teammate or deal with these thoughts internally on a regular basis. Often, parents have … [Read more...] about How Parental Expectations Can Lead to Pressure
Setting Short-Term Goals in Golf What are you looking to accomplish this week, this month or even six months from now? These short-range targets are important steps that are often neglected by golfers. Many golfers will create seasonal goals or even longer-range goals in an attempt to accomplish their dreams but this plan often … [Read more...] about What are Good Goals to Set for Golfers?