Do You Underestimate Your Opponents? Have you ever entered a competition where you were the overwhelming favorite to win and just tanked? You can look to many examples in sports when top-ranked athletes or winning teams suffer an upset loss at the hands of a weaker opponent. Despite many cautionary tales, many top-ranked athletes still fall into … [Read more...] about How to Not Be Over Confident in Competition
Mental Preparation in Sports
How to Develop Growth Mindset What separates elite athletes from the rest? Talent? Many talented athletes never lived up to their potential. Technical skills? All the technical skills in the world will not help if you are unable to perform those skills in the heat of competition. Natural athleticism? There are many examples in … [Read more...] about Mindset and How to Reach Your Athletic Potential
Taking Responsibility to Turn Your Game Around Do you feel you never get any breaks in competition, as if you were cursed by bad luck? Do you feel you get unlucky bounces, unfair officiating, bad seeding, unlucky draws, inopportune equipment failure, horrible competition conditions, injuries, and opponents who are firing on all cylinders just … [Read more...] about Do You Always Have Bad Luck in Sports?
How to Develop A Pregame Routine Are you anxious prior to competitions? Do you feel unsure before a game and fearful that you might mess up? Prior to a competition, are your thoughts scattered and your mind filled with distractions? Do you find it difficult to mentally prepare for a competition and get into the right mindset? Anxiety, … [Read more...] about How a Pregame Routine Helps Athletes Succeed
How to Visualize Your Upcoming Performance How has anxiety affected some of your athletic performances? Chances are that anxiety prior to an athletic performance caused you to play far below your ability. The main reason for anxiety prior to a competition is uncertainty. Uncertainty can cause some athletes to mentally envision potential … [Read more...] about One Method to Be Mentally Prepared