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?
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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
Are You Ever Satisfied with Your Performance? How do you feel after a disappointing loss? Are you devastated when you lose no matter how well you played? Coping with a loss can be tricky waters to navigate. Many athletes are not satisfied unless they win. Unfortunately, several factors are outside of your control that contribute to … [Read more...] about How to Assess Your Game for More Confidence