Sports Confidence Buster #9
Do you (or your athletes) have to perform well in warm ups to feel confident at the start of competition? I’m sure you build confidence from lots of practice and training. But what happens to your confidence when you don’t perform up to your expectations during the the warm up?
This is a common confidence-buster for athletes: They judge the quality of their warm up prior to competition and assume they will perform the same way in competition. Do you worry about the quality of your warm up before competition? Many athletes I work with worry too much about how their performance feels in warm up.
They think: it’s happened before so it’s likely to happen again. This is called an over-generalization. If you — or your athletes do this – confidence takes a hit because you buy into this self-fulfilling prophecy. How you react to your warm up is vital to your confidence during the opening moments of competition. If you think you don’t “have it” today, your confidence will suffer.
Learn Powerful Trust-Boosting Mental Strategies!
Are you frustrated with practicing harder in your sport only to have your effort undone by your mental game during competition?
Do you feel like your stomach is in a ball of knots and you cant think clearly because you are so anxious and tense stepping on the the field, court, course or track?
Check out our program, The Fearless Athlete!
The Fearless Athlete CD and workbook program is a 14-day plan for unbeatable trust. This program is ideal for any athlete or coach that wants to discover powerful mental strategies to overcome fear, perfectionism, and perform with trust.
Learn more about one of our most popular CD programs in The Confident Athlete Series…
What are customers saying?
Confident Athlete workbook programs have worked absolutely wonderfully
for me! The quality of my shots has improved 1,000 percent, and my
scores are consistently lower, by far! Also, I have a sense of peace,
and quality enjoyment of the game that had been sorely missing. I love
it! Great work Dr. Cohn! Thank You!”
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
website. The CONFIDENT ATHLETE was perfect.“
~Wanda, Sports Parent
have just completed ‘The Confident Athlete and The Focused Athlete’
programs. What a major difference your programs have made to me. I was
thinking I wasn’t good enough and almost gave the game up. Your web site
was recommended to me by another athlete (a shooter) and was the best
thing that happened to my mental game. I started to get excited for the
first time in a long while and the program was so much fun to do. These
programs really work and I would have no hesitation in recommending them
to anyone, (although I don’t want my fellow competitors to know about
them).” Thank you so very much for providing a Mental Training Program,
which is the best I have come across, having tried many other tapes,
~Peter, New Zealand
with your great instruction on the mental game, I had the best
nationals I have ever had. And even more important, I got through the
five days relaxed and had fun – a new concept in my life! The bottom
line – I got five firsts and one second! Thank you! You are just what I
~Dennis O’Brien, Swimmer