control in sports

Focus on What You Can Control in Sports

Pre-Match Preparation in Volleyball

How Not to Fixate on Things Outside of Your Control Do you excessively worry before and during competitions? One component of worry is trying to control variables of performance outside of your direct control. A few variables outside of your direct control are: getting injured, being benched by your coach, playing against a higher ranked opponent, and competing … Sport Psychology Article…

Focus on What you Can Control in Sports

Sports Psychologist in Florida

What Can you Control? I work a lot with athletes on the concept “focus on what you can control, not what you cannot control.” That means you want to focus only on what you can control when performing. Athletes get distracted when they focus on circumstances that are outside their direct control. You (or your athletes) might focus … Sport Psychology Article…

How to Gain Control of Your Performance by Giving Up Control

Sports Psychology Podcast

In this week’s sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn responds to a question from an elite softball pitcher regarding her pattern of losing control suddenly during a game. In this Podcast, Dr. Cohn discusses how some athletes try to “over control” their performance and begin to try too hard. He explains how this leads to a tendency to think … Sport Psychology Article…