Sports Psychology Articles for Athletes and Performers

3 Must-Have Keys to Success in Sports (or anything)

Mental Training

The Keys to Success in Sports What are three (must have) keys to success in sports? (1) Good instruction, (2) Practice and repetition, and (3) Trust in your skills. Allow me to explain… I was prompted to write this email after I received an interesting note from a baseball parent. He’s worried that his son can’t remember his … Sport Psychology Article…

How to Play Well When You Feel Uncomfortable

Perfectionism

Are You a Perfectionist? Does your performance suffer when you’re not “on,” you feel uncomfortable, or don’t have your “A” game that day? Do you struggle with staying determined and grinding out the competition if your game is off or the competition is too strong? At an extreme level, I work with perfectionists that have trouble staying composed … Sport Psychology Article…

How Lucas Glover Used His Preshot Routine to Help Him Win

Preshot Routine

Benefits of Preshot Routines Is your preshot routine inconsistent? Are you overcome with doubt, indecision, or distraction during your routine? If so, read on… As you know, I’m a huge advocate of preshot routines in golf. As a matter of fact, I did my Ph.D. dissertation on preshot routines in golf when I was studying at The University … Sport Psychology Article…

Top Players on PGA and LPGA Tour Think the Same

Mental Game of Golf

The Golfer’s Mental Edge The top players on the PGA and LPGA tours think the same with their mental game of golf… I was reading the post-interviews for the McDonald’s LPGA Championship yesterday and found a quote highlighting the concept I shared with you yesterday. The tournament champion, Anna Nordqvist, reinforced what I said in my last email … Sport Psychology Article…

How to Win One Important Inner Game Battle in Golf

Golfer's Mentality

The Mental Game of Golf You must prevail with one very important inner battle if you want to play at your peak each day… Do you find it hard to stay in the moment during an important match? Does your mind race ahead to thinking about holding the trophy after the round (or running away to hide after … Sport Psychology Article…

How Pressure Causes Mental Game Woes and Lack of Fun

Golf Pressure

Are You Feeling Pressured in Your Sport? Not playing what you think is your “A” game can suck the fun right out of golf… Many of my golf students want to play well too badly. They then tighten up and actually play much worse! I see this pattern all the time…. You work your tail off, expect a … Sport Psychology Article…