Do You Thrive On Pressure? Would you consider yourself a “nervous athlete” or a "gamer" in competition? Gamers tend to raise their performance in critical games and moments--they thrive on the pressure. However, nervous athlete tend to get lost in critical moments. Has this happened to you? The game is in its final minutes and your team … [Read more...] about Are You A Gamer Or Do You Choke During Critical Moments?
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Do You Struggle With The Yips? In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from a disc golfer who is struggling with the yips. Dr. Cohn talks about the yips and why certain methods for overcoming yips don't work. Listen to this month's sports psychology podcast to learn how to … [Read more...] about Why Quick Fixes Don’t Work for the Yips
In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from an athlete who experiences performance anxiety in big competitions because he compares himself to the competition. Dr. Cohn shares mental game strategies on how to focus on your game to feel confident and composed. Listen to this … [Read more...] about Performance Anxiety in Big Competitions
In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from a lacrosse player who wants to make an impact in the game but is held back by fear of failure. He avoids taking risks because he does not want to make a mistake. Mental game coach Dr. Cohn talks about challenging yourself to take … [Read more...] about Making an Impact in Competition – How to Take Risks
Pregame Jitters Most athletes feel “jitters” or nervousness before competition. But are jitter a bad thing to feel before a game? It depends on who you ask. Many young athletes who experience pregame jitters think they are nervous or tense and don't like these feelings. However, veteran players welcome pregame jitters and even worry when they … [Read more...] about Favre Welcomes the Pregame Butterflies in NFL Return