Helping Athletes Manage High Expectations

How Expectations Hurt Confidence

In this sports psychology video, Dr. Cohn helps athletes improve their mental game for sports. Learn how to get your mindset right when you compete so you can perform your best. In this podcast, you learn about how athletes place expectations on themselves and also feel them from parents and others. Dr. Cohn answers a question from an athlete who is struggling with expectations from others. 

Dr. Patrick Cohn is a master mental game coach who works with junior to professional athletes at Peak Performance Sports, LLC. ​​​ Improve your mindset for sports with mental training for athletes. Watch the video on how to handle high expectations below…

Many athletes maintain high expectations about their performance. And when they fail to reach their high expectations, they can doubt or get frustrated. Most often, high expectations lead to self-sabotage for athletes.

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Boost Your Confidence for Sports

The Confident Athlete

Can you experience yourself right now walking out onto the court, diamond, course, or playing field with complete conviction in your ability and unwavering confidence beaming like a bright light? Imagine feeling dominant, positive with only confident thoughts, and ready to take control of the game.

You can learn how to think like a champion and have ultimate self-confidence just like the pros. It’s not hard or impossible to achieve – I help athletes reach their goals every day and you, too, can learn the same strategies I teach to my students who pay me well over $1000 per day for personal coaching.

Do you prefer confident and in control or doubt and helplessness? I thought so. You can empower yourself to take action and I have the mental strategies to help unlock your confidence and instill confidence-enhancing thoughts – so you can be in control with greater levels of confidence – consistently.

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