How to Have Proactive Confidence Confidence can gain momentum like a snowball growing in size as it barrels down a hill… But, also, confidence can come crashing down like an avalanche. Slight doubts can creep into your mind and slowly grow in magnitude and infiltrate other parts of your game. At that point, athletes feel less confidence … [Read more...] about What Factors Contribute to Athletes’ Confidence?
How to Reach your Peak Performance in Football Peak performance is the result of great preparation and consistent peak performance is the result of consistent mental preparation. Great preparation shouldn’t be reserved for only the most important competitions during a season, yet many athletes prepare for regular season competitions … [Read more...] about Mental Preparation for Peak Performance in Football
Coping with a Bad Performance Bad performances can linger for a long time with some athletes. You can probably relate to how profoundly a bad game, routine or competition can hurt future performances… There are many examples in sports where just one bad performance can set off a domino effect… A baseball player who strikes out four … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Haunting Past Performances
What Can you Control? I work a lot with athletes on the concept "focus on what you can control, not what you cannot control." That means you want to focus only on what you can control when performing. Athletes get distracted when they focus on circumstances that are outside their direct control. You (or your athletes) might focus on these … [Read more...] about Focus on What you Can Control in Sports
Interview with Matthew Farber In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers mental game questions in Sessions With Doc. Why do so many athletes struggle with confidence? Listen to Dr. Cohn's new podcast with Matthew Farber, World Champion, Five Time Gold Medalist and National Champion … [Read more...] about Why Athletes Struggle with Confidence