How to Stop Overthinking in Competition Peak performance in sports occurs when you have a calm mind and can react to your environment. Over thinking can cloud your judgments and send too many signals to your body at one time. Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons after the 108-103 Game 2 loss to the Boston Celtics tweeted about his "overthinking" during the game... He committed five … [Read more...] about How Over Thinking Sabotages Athletes’ Performance
Staying Mentally Tough Against Top Competitors Facing a "Goliath" opponent is daunting for any athlete or team. There is a mystique around a dominant team, a team with several multiple top-tier athletes or a highly-decorated athlete. These opponents, at times, appear unbeatable. When facing high-caliber opponents with a winning history, there are two approaches... The mindset you choose … [Read more...] about Can The Eagles Beat The Patriots with Mental Toughness?
Mental Preparation to Improve Focus in Big Games Have you ever had one of those make it or break it moments in your athletic career? The big moment, where the season all comes down to one play or one event, is one of the greatest pressure moments you will ever experience. Think of what an athlete experiences in that one big moment... You spent preseason working on your endurance, speed … [Read more...] about Performing Well During Pressure Moments
Performing At Your Peak After a Bad Warm-Up A bad practice, right before a major competition... How in the world can you get back on track? How can you focus when this week was a disaster? This is an issue for many figure skaters... Several falls in practice or warm-up just before a major competition can mess with a skater’s head and interfere with their ability to focus in the … [Read more...] about Does a Bad Skating Practice Get Into Your Head?
Improving Your Confidence to Play at Your Peak What is the most important tool for athletes? Imagine a golfer about to tee off to start a round with a bent driver in hand... Or a tennis player on the court without tennis shoes... Or a baseball player starting their game without a glove... Starting a competition with damaged equipment or no equipment at all sounds ridiculous. In fact, you … [Read more...] about Don’t Leave Confidence to Chance in Sports
Bring Your Batting Practice To Games In "Mental Training Sessions with Doc," Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about how to bring your practice game to competition and how to determine what's throwing your focus off before game time. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast … [Read more...] about Improve Hitting With Baseball Psychology
Oregon's Mentality Against UConn Have you ever played a team that was so dominant you questioned your chances to pull out a victory? Facing a team that has demonstrated dominance for a long period of time can cause many players to resign themselves to the predetermined fate of losing. Let’s face it... if you play long enough, you will eventually run up against a basketball team that is … [Read more...] about The Mindset for Playing Against Dominate Teams
Developing Self-Confidence In Sports Self-confidence is one of the most important mental skills in sports. Self-confidence is the belief in your ability to perform well. Without confidence, you cannot fire on all cylinders and perform your best in competition. Many athletes talk about losing confidence as if it’s something that is out of their control. These athletes allow the level … [Read more...] about How to Maintain Confidence During a Performance Dip
How Important Is Confidence For Athletes? Every athlete and coach knows how important confidence is for peak athletic performance... But too many athletes I work with have fragile or unsteady confidence--they ride the confidence roller-coaster. Athletes who have fragile confidence can't achieve their potential. Here are a few of the top confidence killers. Confidence suffers when … [Read more...] about 7 Benefits Of High Confidence For Athletes
Developing Stable Confidence in Sports Do you or your athletes succumb to the big moments in competition? Does all your hard-earned confidence (from practice) evaporate when you go into competition? If this sounds like you or athletes you coach, fragile confidence is a common theme for many people who contact us at Peak Performance Sports. What is fragile confidence? Fragile confidence … [Read more...] about How To Help Athletes Who’s Confidence Wavers in Competition