6 Steps for Pregame Mental Preparation
Do you know that the warm up routine is also a time to become mentally prepared for the game?
What mental game strategies help you get mentally ready before a game?
When I ask my athletes: what’s your pregame routine? Most will answer this by describing their physical warm up.
In today’s sports insights, you’ll learn the top mental game skills to use in your warm up routine prior to competition…
Also, keep in mind that the warm up routine is not a time to practice your skills. Your skills are already set that day–the goal is to prepare to get the most out of your game.
Pregame anxiety is a major obstacle to a relaxed and effortless performance for athletes.
This is where a pregame warm up routine can help you relax, focus, and be confident for competition.
I work with athletes every day to help them prepare a pregame routine so that they can perform well in competition.
(I also created The Relaxed Athlete workbook and CD program to help you do this as well.)
Here’s the purpose of your warm up or mental prep routine:
- Feel poised and relaxed about an upcoming competition.
- Feel confident in your skill at the start of competition.
- Enjoy competing and overcome pregame jitters.
- Trust in your skills you have trained in practice.
6 Steps for Pregame Mental Preparation:
- Transition from life to sports and enter the role of the athlete. Focus only on the role of athlete and park any worries from life.
- Discard outcome expectations or strict demands. Let go of the expectations you feel to be perfect or win.
- Be proactive with confidence prior to competition. Take full control of your confidence level before the start.
- Focus on execution or the process and not results. Stay into the moment and don’t think too far ahead.
- Rehearse your performance and game plan. Visualize how you want to perform and execute you game or race plan.
- Prepare your mind and body to trust in your skills. Get ready to become a performer and stop practicing so you can get into the zone.
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Check out our video on Pregame Mental Strategies
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Do you become too tight to perform your best because you worry about embarrassing yourself or making mistakes in the game?
Do you have trouble sleeping the night before competition, cant eat before you compete, or are so anxious and tense stepping onto the field, court, course, or track that you are already tired or spent before competition starts?
Check out The Relaxed Athlete!
The Relaxed Athlete CD and workbook program is a 14-day plan for optimal mental preparation. This program is ideal for any athlete that wants to overcome pregame anxiety, worry, or excess tension and learn to perform with poise.
Learn more about one of our most popular CD programs in The Confident Athlete Series…
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“Patrick, with your great instruction on the mental game, I had the best nationals I have ever had. And even more important, I got through the five days relaxed and had fun – a new concept in my life! The bottom line – I got five firsts and one second! Thank you! You are just what I needed.”
~Dennis O’Brien, Swimmer
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This workbook series was designed for coaches and mental coaches to use with their athletes.
The Athlete’s Mental Edge workbooks complement your existing mental training program. Each of the 15 workbooks in the Athlete’s Mental Edge System teaches your athletes a specific mental skill to improve their performance.
For mental coaches, this system is ideal for between session education.
For sports coaches, you’ll be able to conduct 15 team seminars using the workbook system.
In the Athlete’s Mental Edge workbook system, you receive 15 easy-to-read, practical Mental Edge Workbooks on PDF, as well as 16 coaches’ game plan MP3 audio files.
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~Eitan Azaria, Mental Coach for Soccer
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~Nate Littlefield, Collegiate Kicker