In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from a racer who becomes distracted by life's hassles. Dr. Cohn helps him stay focused on his sport and let go of other distractions. Listen to this month's sports psychology podcast to learn how to improve your performance in sports and … [Read more...] about Do Life’s Hassles Distract You in Sports?
Do you (or your athletes) beat yourself up and lose confidence after a poor performance or defeat? Or do you walk away feeling dejected and lose motivation to improve after a tough loss? Some athletes think they can use defeat as a strong motivator... But defeat can wreck careers in sports--depending on how one reacts. Do you believe in … [Read more...] about Do You Beat Yourself Up and Lose Confidence After Defeat?
In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn interviews John Haime, former world tournament professional golfer. John Haime is an international consultant in the area of performance and emotional intelligence. John Haime discusses how emotional intelligence relates to athletes and the importance of … [Read more...] about Interview with John Haime on Emotional Intelligence in Sports
Sports – at any level – is a game of confidence. When you have it, your skills shine. When confidence sinks, you don’t perform up to your capabilities. But confidence for many athletes is too fragile or fleeting in my opinion. Too many athletes allow their confidence to go up or down rapidly based upon immediate results and circumstances during … [Read more...] about The Confidence Rollercoaster is No Fun for Athletes
If self-confidence is the name of the game in sports, it’s critical that you (or your players) learn how to grow - or at the very least - keep your confidence after each competition, the very confidence you have worked so hard to develop. But, here’s the deal: Keeping your hard-earn confidence is paramount. Too many athletes cripple their … [Read more...] about Keeping Confidence is Half the Battle for Athletes