Are You Weak if You Use a Sports Psychologist?

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Many players have a fear that other athletes or teammates will see them as weak if they work with a sports psychologist for soccer. Are you or any of your athletes hesitant about mental training? Myths about sports psychology can prevent athletes from developing a strong mental game. Even though sports psychology has become more widely accepted, particularly with professional soccer players, some myths still remain … [Read more...]

Why Parents Need Soccer Psychology Too

Soccer Psychology For Parents

In our work with athletes at Peak Performance Sports we teach mental training strategies to soccer players, coaches, or teams. However, an important support group to players is often left out of mental game training -- sports parents! Parents play a very important role in the development of a positive and strong mental game for soccer players. Parents who are knowledgeable about “mental game” strategies can better … [Read more...]

What is Soccer Psychology? How Does it Help You?

Soccer Psychology

Many soccer players are confused about the role of soccer psychology and how mental training can improve your performance. The goal of soccer psychology is to help soccer players and teams perform their best by improving mental skills that help athletes excel in sports. Soccer Psychology is not about working with problem athletes or abnormal behavior. Mental training or mental game coaching is the segment of sports … [Read more...]

Sports Psychology for Soccer: The Missing Link

Soccer Psychology

Jaki Hitzelberger, co-creator of SoccerPsychologyTips.com, grew up in Orlando, Florida where she played competitive soccer throughout her life. Jaki played both division 1 and division 2 college soccer and was a scholarship athlete. Jaki earned a masters in Mental Health Counseling and specializes in Sports Psychology. Her lifetime experience in soccer has given her the awareness of how the mental aspect of soccer can … [Read more...]