The Importance of Self-Confidence
Sports self-confidence is the number one mental skill that your young athlete must possess to be successful in sports and life! Self-doubt is the number one mental barrier that blocks athletes from success in sports and life.
Having high levels of confidence is so important that I spend most of my time teaching students how to develop and harnesses the power of confidence.
I recently received an email from a concerned sports parent about her son ‘folding’ under the pressure of big games. She said, in big games, he seems to lose confidence to easily and not perform well, but in practice looks like a million bucks.
This is a very common challenge that I help athletes overcome and is highly related to confidence (or what I call ‘competitive confidence’). In my book, there is a big difference between practice self-confidence and competitive self-confidence.
Anyone can feel confident and look great in practice, but the challenge is having the same high level of confidence in competition or big games and performing well in these situations.
At any one time, young athletes either think in ways to boost confidence or hurt confidence. My approach is to help athlete improve their thinking so they can feel more confident AND help them identify and discard thoughts or beliefs that undermine confidence.
Some athletes are blessed with a high level of confidence in their ability and it shows in competition.
You might be the most positive sports parent in the world, but in spite of your positive parenting, your son or daughter may hold on to doubts and negative self-labels (i.e. ‘I choke in big games.’) that will severely limit his or her performance.
I have great news for you! We have a NEW program to help athletes boost confidence and dispel doubts forever called THE CONFIDENT ATHLETE!
‘The Confident Athlete,’ a 2-CD and workbook program, is a ground-breaking system to teach athletes and sports parent how to think like a champion and have ultimate self-confidence every time athletes step on the playing field, court, track, or course.
Here are a few highlight of my new program, The Confident Athlete: A 14-Day Plan for Ultimate Self-Confidence:
>2 CDs packed with confidence-boosting tips that you can enjoy many times again to squeeze out the last drop of confidence you can.
>A 68 page workbook to help you practice and apply the mental game strategies, and individualize the exercises to your needs.
>14 Days of confidence boosters and other unique exercises to solidify each confidence booster and help apply to competition.
>A daily confidence scoreboard that can be used to score confidence levels after every competition.
>A summary of all confidence action plans you must take to top off the confidence fuel tank.
>Two additional peak performance bonuses that ads real value to the program.
I strongly suggest you hop on over to my web site and check it out!
Here is the link to read more about THE CONFIDENT ATHLETE.
Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D., Mental Training Expert
‘The Confident Athlete’ includes two SPECIAL bonuses that you can download immediately. The first is an e-book titled ‘The Confidence-Expectation Connection.’ The second is an hour-long teleclass MP3 recording I did with peaksports.com members called, Don’t Hang Your Head: How to Keep Confidence after Mistakes.
Boost Your Self-Confidence With Mental Game Coaching!
Master mental game coach, Dr. Patrick Cohn, can help you or your athlete(s), ages 12 and up, overcome mental game issues with personal coaching.
You can work with Dr. Patrick Cohn himself in Orlando, Florida or via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone. Call us toll free at 888-742-7225 or contact us for more information about the different coaching programs we offer!
What are our students saying?
“WOW!!! What a week I had. I was able to perform with a confidence that allowed my style to shine through–no more entering the arena with that “deer in the headlights” look or feeling. I stopped evaluating myself while I was performing, and I actually left the arena after my patterns feeling like I had experienced a lot of fun. Thank you so much.”
~Julia Dreyer, National Champion Equestrian
For All Athletes – Learn Confidence-Boosting Techniques!
D you have a negative self-image of yourself as an athlete that stifles confidence?
No matter ow positive you try to be, are you unable to shake the doubt that rushes into your head when you size up your competition?
Have you labeled yourself as a loser, poor closer, or mediocre athlete and these labels keep you stuck in a rut of self-pity and indecision?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, check out The Confident Athlete!
The Confident Athlete CD and workbook program is a 14-day plan for ultimate self-confidence. This program is ideal for any athlete or coach that wants to discover proven confidence-boosting techniques guaranteed to drastically build self-confidence and improve sports performance.
Learn more about one of our most popular CD programs in The Confident Athlete Series…
What are customers saying?
“I first purchased The Confident Athlete to see how the program went and immediately saw results. I then purchased the rest of the confident athlete series and have noticed a dramatic improvement in my level of play or should I say consistency. I currently play NCAA Division 1 baseball for Lamar University, and even my coaches have noticed a change in the way that I approach the game. My attitude and confidence at the plate.”
~Tylor Prudhomme (Listen to his success story)
“I am a ASP world qualifying professional surfer and after beginning the ‘The Confident Athlete’ I had an almost instant change in attitude about my own surfing ability and my mindset going into competition. By using the Confident Athlete strategies, my confidence has done a complete 180 degrees. I won a local pro/am a few weeks back, and just had my best result of the year in one the last big events on the world circuit this last week in Brazil! It is my secret weapon!”
~Shaun Burrell, Professional Surfer (Listen to his success story)
For Young Athletes and Parents – Learn More About How to Help Kids Improve Confidence Quickly!
We’ve got a great program for you called “The Confident Sports Kid: A 7-Day Plan for Building Ultimate Self-Confidence.”
The Confident Sports Kid is a 7-day program for sports parents and kids to boost young athlete’s performance, happiness and success… in sports and life!
The Confident Sports Kid is two programs in one. There’s a manual and CD for parents/coaches, and a workbook/CD for young athletes.
Packed with mental strategies that you and your kids can start using immediately, this program teaches your athletes how to identify confidence busters, proactively deal with them, manage expectations that undermine confidence, and mentally prepare to stay confident when faced with adversity.
What’s more, our program teaches you, as sports parents and coaches, how you may be hurting your kids’ confidence and gives you instructions for changing your behavior in ways that will improve your athletes’ performance, confidence and enjoyment.
Learn more about one of our most popular CD programs in The Confident Sports Kid Series…
What are parents and coaches saying about our program?
“I appreciate the advice to parents as to how to help your child become more mentally resilient to bullying in sports. The specific advice and scenarios are extremely helpful for any child on a team and very helpful in guiding parents, coaches and administrators in how to deal with bullying in sports. I cannot thank you enough for your input, and I am so reassured to know that there are people like you who are writing articles and doing interviews on such timely and important matters.”
“Dr. Patrick Cohn and Lisa Cohn are to be congratulated! Together, they offer a wealth of knowledge, information, and practical mental tools for sports parents on the substantial “mental game” challenges and pressures facing today’s young athletes.”
~Marc D. Anderson, LCSW, MGCP, Mental Game Coach
For Mental Coaches – Add More Value To Your Mental Training Programs!
This workbook series was designed for coaches and mental coaches to use with their athletes.
The Athlete’s Mental Edge workbooks complement your existing mental training program. Each of the 15 workbooks in the Athlete’s Mental Edge System teaches your athletes a specific mental skill to improve their performance.
For mental coaches, this system is ideal for between session education.
For sports coaches, you’ll be able to conduct 15 team seminars using the workbook system.
In the Athlete’s Mental Edge workbook system, you receive 15 easy-to-read, practical Mental Edge Workbooks on PDF, as well as 16 coaches’ game plan MP3 audio files.
What are coaches saying?
“I am really pleased with the Athlete’s Mental Edge workbooks – they are fitting in really well with my coaching! I find they offer a great framework for doing workshop sessions. I have also used the workbooks with a few individual athletes – for the younger ones (12 and under). They are giving a good structure and framework to our sessions. The workbooks have worked well with all of them!”
~Kerri Morgan, Mental Game Coach
“I am impressed with the willingness and openness of Dr. Cohn to share all of his assets (intellectual, products, etc.) with the MGCP students. You have developed an incredible model/package for mental training. Even though we are paying for your service, you are passing on a legacy built on your contribution to the world of sports. Thank you for that.”
~Tony Melito, MGCP