Focus During Game Time How often have you heard the word "focus" during your competitive career? What exactly is "focus"? The word "focus" is used every day by coaches and athletes throughout the world of sports. Athletes blame losses on focus. Athletes credit victories to focus. Athletes talk about how distractions affected their mental focus. And mental game coaches highlight the … [Read more...] about What Is The Optimal Focus For Peak Performance?
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The Key to Consistent Success Winning a team championship is the crowning moment of achievement within any sport. It is often easier to reach the pinnacle than to stay there. When your team is at the top of the heap, opposing teams seek to dethrone the current “champs” and will take more risk in order to accomplish their goal. Opposing teams become highly motivated to beat defending champs … [Read more...] about The Miami Heat: A Mindset for Consistent Success
Becoming Mentally Tough Can you coach a team, let alone an athlete to develop “mental toughness?” When we think of teaching mental toughness, we conjure up images of football coaches driving their athletes during two-a-days in the heat of summer or basketball coaches running sprints at the end of practice until athletes are practically retch. Developing mental toughness is more than pushing an … [Read more...] about Instilling Mental Toughness in the Chicago Bulls
Dr. Patrick Cohn, golf psychology expert and author of the "Golfer's Mental Edge" CD program, teaches amateur to tour professional golfers how to improve their mental game of golf using golf psychology strategies developed over the last 20 years of his career. In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, answers a question … [Read more...] about Do You Focus Too Much on Your Playing Partners?
Mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn interviews Simon Hartley, a sports psychologist who works with gold medalists and world record holders. Simon talks about how to stay focused on the task at hand instead of results. Learn why the most successful athletes in the world focus more on doing their personal best and less on the outcome of their performance. In this Podcast, Dr. Cohn … [Read more...] about Staying Focused on the Task at Hand with Simon Hartley
Unfortunately, many athletes view sports psychology as a quick fix for helping them get out of a slump or back on track with their performance. If you look at mental training as a quick fix, you won’t realize your potential with a strong mental game. Your mental game must be cultivated and tweaked every day just like you do with your physical game. I recently gave a sports psychology webinar to … [Read more...] about How to Practice and Apply Your Mental Game
Using Mental Skills in Practice Mental coach, Dr. Patrick Cohn of Peak Performance Sports helps equestrian athletes of all level improve their mental game and performance. In this video, Dr. Cohn addresses the top mental game challenges for equestrian athletes. He answers questions from riders about pressure, pregame jitters, over analysis, perfectionism, and other mental game … [Read more...] about Equestrian Confidence Video 3: Using Mental Skills in Practice
Lessons From Olympic Athletes' Mental Game Can mental rehearsal or visualization help you trust in your ability during competition? One Olympian thinks so. Read on to discover his secret. To perform your best, you must have trust instead of over-think your performance... I certainly learn a lot from Olympic athletes when I pick their brains. That's why I do several interviews a year with … [Read more...] about What You Can Learn From Olympic Athletes’ Mental Game
Mental Game Coaching Professionals It was 17 years ago when I finished my Ph.D. in sports psychology. I was ready to conquer the world. But it wasn't a smooth transition for me... My education prepared me to teach college students sports psychology and I did just that as an assistant professor. Two year later, I stopped teaching and started Peak Performance Sports in 1994. As a student and … [Read more...] about A Proven System for Mental Game Coaching – 10 Years Later
What Makes Top Athletes Successful? Mike Robbins should know. He went to school with three top athletes and dated one of them... I interviewed retired pro athlete Mike Robbins for my members. Mike was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school, but instead played for Stanford and the College World Series. After college, Mike spent three years in the Kansas City Royals organization before … [Read more...] about What Makes World-Class Athletes Successful?