How to Manage Pressure From High Expectations Pressure before and during competition is a common hurdle skaters need to overcome. Perceived pressure is a component of competition that all skaters must face, no matter their age or level of ability. For some skaters, competition pressure can be so overwhelming that easy elements in their program can take on a whole new level of … [Read more...] about How the Pressure Derailed Nathan Chen at the Olympics
Archives for February 2018
Improving Your Mental Game For Triathlons Would you ever enter a triathlon if you didn’t train at all the month leading up the event? As you know, a Triathlon takes a ton of training in order to be successful. Most triathletes are quite thorough when it comes to their physical training: spending hours in the water to build their swimming endurance, pedaling countless hours on the bike and … [Read more...] about Mental Game Training For Triathlons
Focusing on a Clean Performance in Skating What is the difference between a clean routine and a perfect routine in figure skating? A clean program is a routine where your jumps are high, cover a lot of ground, fully rotated, tight aesthetically with pleasing air positions. A perfect routine is one with absolutely no flaws. A routine that cannot be improved upon at all... A perfect just … [Read more...] about Do You Think About a Clean or Perfect Program in Competition?
Overcoming High Expectations in Sports "Shoot for the moon... Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." Many athletes adopt this philosophy. Unfortunately, athletes with this type of mentality heap excessive demands upon themselves believing this method will still result personal best or optimal performances. The reality is that excessively high expectations rarely result in … [Read more...] about How High Expectations Sabotage Athletes’ Mental Game
How to Manage Pressure in Golf Rounds What is your view on "pressure?" How have you played in pressure moments in the past? Some golfers see pressure as negative and describe tough rounds as nerve-wracking or anxiety-ridden. These golfers tend to fall apart when they start feeling even low levels of pressure. For these golfers, pressure escalates quickly and throws off their game … [Read more...] about Embracing Pressure in Golf
Staying Focused on Your Race Strategy What is your goal when you are competing in a triathlon? Are you focused on a podium finish? Are you looking to achieve a personal best? Do you want to beat a rival? Your goal starting a triathlon will affect your focus during the triathlon... and your focus will affect how you compete. For example, if your goal is to beat a certain rival, you will … [Read more...] about How to Focus on Your Race for Triathletes
Overcoming Distractions Before a Triathlon Triathlon is game of focus. Three different races within one competition can present a myriad of distractions competing for your mind space. Negative thoughts can pull your focus away from what is important... Focusing on the process or focusing in the present. Without being fully immersed in your race, you cannot race to the best of your … [Read more...] about How to Improve Your Focus During Triathlons
Staying Mentally Tough Against Top Competitors Facing a "Goliath" opponent is daunting for any athlete or team. There is a mystique around a dominant team, a team with several multiple top-tier athletes or a highly-decorated athlete. These opponents, at times, appear unbeatable. When facing high-caliber opponents with a winning history, there are two approaches... The mindset you choose … [Read more...] about Can The Eagles Beat The Patriots with Mental Toughness?