Reaching Your Skating Goals With "Big Picture Thinking" What is "Big Picture Thinking"? "Big picture thinking” is the ability to see athletic goals as a process. Unfortunately, many skaters set goals and want to obtain immediate results. Here is a trap that many skaters fall into... Josh P., a 14 year-old skater, fell shy of his National goal the previous season. After Josh had an end of … [Read more...] about Setting the Right Goals for Skating
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Improving Focus in Volleyball Matches One point at a time... one set at a time... one match at a time. How many times in your athletic career have you heard a coach, player, teammate, commentator or parent mention the previous mantra? As a volleyball player, you know you should be focused on one point at a time. You know that the only way to play at your peak is when you are fully immersed … [Read more...] about Improve Mental Game: “One Point at a Time”
Learn From The Pros For a Stronger Mental Game Many athletes ask how to improve their mental game so they can perform at their peak in competition. When you have the talent... And you put in the work... And you want to win or succeed, but are not... Your mental game is holding you back. The following example is a common experience for many athletes in many different sports... "I feel like I … [Read more...] about How Pro Athletes Improve Their Mental Game
How Do You Help Athletes in Mental Coaching? In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers mental game questions in Sessions With Doc. I'm continuing my series on: What is mental coaching? How does mental coaching work? And, what do you do as a mental coach? Another question that I receive from listeners is: "What are the things that you … [Read more...] about What Skills Are Learned in Mental Training?
How to Develop Growth Mindset What separates elite athletes from the rest? Talent? Many talented athletes never lived up to their potential. Technical skills? All the technical skills in the world will not help if you are unable to perform those skills in the heat of competition. Natural athleticism? There are many examples in sports where less athletic athletes became elite, … [Read more...] about Mindset and How to Reach Your Athletic Potential
What is The Success Rate With Mental Coaching? In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers mental game questions in Sessions With Doc. I get a lot of questions about mental coaching and what a mental coach does and how the process works... Today, I'm going to answer a questions from one of our listeners about: "How does mental coaching or … [Read more...] about The Mental Coaching Process
Taking Responsibility to Turn Your Game Around Do you feel you never get any breaks in competition, as if you were cursed by bad luck? Do you feel you get unlucky bounces, unfair officiating, bad seeding, unlucky draws, inopportune equipment failure, horrible competition conditions, injuries, and opponents who are firing on all cylinders just at the right time? You probably question, "Why … [Read more...] about Do You Always Have Bad Luck in Sports?
What Skills Do You Learn During Mental Coaching? In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers sports psychology questions from athletes, parents and coaches. 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. Are you curious about what … [Read more...] about What Do You Learn in a Mental Training Lesson?
Volleyball Mindset Tips What exactly is the champion mindset? A champion mindset is the firm belief that you can compete at a high level and develop the skills to accomplish what you have set out to achieve. The champion mindset is the embodiment of mental toughness or knowing you can overcome mistakes and obstacles and rise to the level of your competition. The champion mindset is … [Read more...] about How to Develop a Champion Mindset in Volleyball
How to Develop A Pregame Routine Are you anxious prior to competitions? Do you feel unsure before a game and fearful that you might mess up? Prior to a competition, are your thoughts scattered and your mind filled with distractions? Do you find it difficult to mentally prepare for a competition and get into the right mindset? Anxiety, fear, worry, the inability to focus and difficulty … [Read more...] about How a Pregame Routine Helps Athletes Succeed