Clipperton’s Mental Game
Have you been under-performing in competitions? Do you feel stuck and discouraged about your lack of improvement in your sport?
When you feel you are producing subpar performances, you are left feeling emotionally-drained discouraged and doubtful as to whether you have what it takes to make it in your sport.
What is the answer to this dilemma?
Well, most athletes return back to training sessions and repeat the same things that resulted in the subpar performance in the first place.
If you want a different result, you need to do something different… and that difference-maker can be found in mental training.
Up-and-coming jockey Sam Clipperton has credited his successful start this year to mental training.
After whip rule infringements cost him back-to-back suspensions, Clipperton sought the advice of a sport psychologist to help him be more disciplined and focused in his races. (The whip rule limits the use of a riding crop, or whip, and requires a pause to give the horse a chance to respond before using the crop again.)
CLIPPERTON: “I had a sports psychologist helping me there for a bit and she just gave me some tips… little tricks to try to break the [whip] habit. It seems to have paid off.”
Clipperton’s mental training decidedly paid dividends. Last season, Clipperton rode zero winners and, so far this season, has ridden the winners of 43 races.
Mental Training has improved Clipperton’s racing performance in a number of ways. Clipperton has learned to be patient, relaxed and not try to force races. Clipperton credits sport psychology for teaching him how to manage his emotions and let go of the things he cannot control.
CLIPPERTON: “I’ve probably been trying to make things happen a bit too quickly as well as trying to make things happen that I can’t necessarily control… We’re all hungry in the [jockeys’] room but being a young jockey trying to crack the big time I’m particularly hungry for success I’ve had to learn to take a step back and let things take their natural course.”
As you climb the ranks within your sport, you are going to compete against athletes just as talented as you… just as strong as you… and work just as hard as you.
It you want to compete and beat the elite, you need an edge over the competition… and mental training will give you that needed advantage.
Try this tip to improve your mental game:
The most important step in any training program is assessment. You need to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your mental game.
In what areas do you need improvement: confidence, focusing, game preparation, managing emotions, letting go of mistakes, getting the most out of your potential, etc.
Sport psychologists or Mental Game Coaches can help you improve your game with proven, effective strategies and gain that edge over the competition,
So take your game to the next level, search out advice from trained professionals in the field of sport psychology.
Learn Proven Strategies To Perform Your Best In The Ring!
To perform your absolute best in the ring, you must have trust in your practice and your horse. You must let go of over-coaching your horse (and yourself) and let it happen in the ring… Instead of trying harder and attempting to be perfect, you must simply do what you have trained in the practice pen at home. It’s that simple, but the mind wants to get in the way and MAKE SURE you have a great performance.
Mental Preparation for Equestrians: managing preshow jitters and performing your best in the ring.
You’ll learn: How to prepare mentally before competition, How to cope better with preshow jitters, How to manage preshow expectations that cause stress, and much more!
Read more about our CD program here: Mental Preparation for Equestrians
What are customers 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
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?
“I came across your website and ordered the Equestrian Confidence CD program. My competition yesterday was amazing and probably the best show my horse partner and I have ever had. I targeted reasonable objectives and broke things down. It was just us; no noise getting into my brain and creating those storms.”
~Susan Mong, 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?
“My son finished the entire Confident Athlete Program. The CD Program helped TREMENDOUSLY. He used it to keep positive thoughts flowing. He was able to focus on his fight instead of on his negative thoughts. He fought at his very best. We are thankful to God for leading us to your web site. The CONFIDENT ATHLETE was perfect.”
~Wanda, Sports Parent
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~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.”
“I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful programs. My son Kai was one of the fastest 10 and under swimmers in Southern California and after he “aged up” to the 11-12 group he really lost confidence swimming against the much faster and bigger boys. He started with the Confident Sports Kids series and really enjoyed each and every lesson. He then started the Composed Kid series and built on the important building blocks that he was using from the first series. I so happy to report that Kai was able to swim to best times in each and every event he swam at the biggest and most important meet of the year in So Cal, the Club Championships. Each race he was more calm, composed, and relaxed. The final race was one that he was ranked last and one of his goals was to try for top 16…he was 49th! He cut over 4 seconds off his time ending up in 17th. He was ecstatic to say the least.”
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’ll start by saying that the Mental Edge Workbook program is awesome. It put all the pieces together for my mental work with soccer players.”
~Eitan Azaria, Mental Coach for Soccer
“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