Sports Psychology Articles

Managing Emotions for Athletes 

Managing Emotions for Athletes 

How to Control Your Emotions as an Athlete How do emotions personally affect your competitive performance? Have there been competitions where a bad officiating call mentally knocked you off your game? There are six facts about competitive emotions: Let me further explain… All athletes experience a wide range of emotions, more so than all other living things. Learning … Sport Psychology Article…

How Athletes Can Embrace Feeling Nervous

How Athletes Can Embrace Feeling Nervous

Handling Nerves as an Athlete What is the difference between nervousness and anxiety? Anxiety knocks many athletes off their game. For these athletes, anxiety starts with unchecked nervousness and slowly builds, leading up to a competition and into the warm-up. By the time the game begins, they feel overwhelmed and out of control. An athlete can prevent anxiety … Sport Psychology Article…

Are You A Fully Committed Athlete?

Are You A Fully Committed Athlete?

How to Leave a Legacy Are You a Fully Committed Athlete? Why is being “all in” important during your athletic career? If you want to accomplish all you can in your sport, achieve your long-term goals, and maximize your athletic potential, there is only one way…  BEING ALL IN! This does not mean obsessing over your sport or … Sport Psychology Article…

How to Develop a Hungry Mindset in Sports

How to Cultivate a Hungry Mindset in Sports

How Can You Improve Your Mindset? Many athletes reach a point where they believe they have maxed their potential or can no longer improve. Some set career goals, and when they accomplish their objective, they become satisfied and lose their motivation to achieve more. For instance, maybe you set a goal of playing in college. Throughout high school, … Sport Psychology Article…

How Top Athletes Improve Focus

How Top Athletes Improve Focus

How do you improve your focus in competitions? Focus improves by practicing focusing. Most athletes show up to competitions and try to force themselves to focus throughout the competition. This focusing strategy rarely, if ever, works. It is easy to focus early in competitions or when you are on top of your game. However, when the pressure builds, … Sport Psychology Article…