What is The Number One Mental Game Skill?
In soccer, confidence is the #1 mental game skill that helps you succeed. How you prepare before competition, react to mistakes, cope with adversity, and take feedback, can make or break your confidence.
And if you’re a coach or parent, you play a critical role in helping your athletes’ improve confidence in soccer.
What is confidence in soccer?
Confidence is how strongly a soccer player believes in his or her ability to make passes, take players 1 v 1, take shots, or go up for headers.
Why is confidence so crucial to your success in soccer?
Well, without a high level of confidence, you simply can’t perform at your best or perform with consistency.
- Confidence helps you play without fear or anxiety.
- Confidence helps you let go of mistakes quicker.
- Confidence helps you to stay calm and composed.
- Confidence allows you take risks and perform assertively instead of tentatively.
- Confidence helps you trust in your shot or ability to take players on.
- With high confidence, your overall mental game is better.
- Confidence helps your perform under pressure.
A lack of confidence leads to tentative, defensive, afraid-to-take-risks performances.
How do most coaches help athletes improve confidence?
Coaches help soccer players improve their touch, passes, shots, strength, and fitness. Drilling and instruction are necessary to gain competence, which does leads to confidence.
But is this where confidence building stops? Should soccer players simply practice more or take additional coaching to gain confidence?
No! This is just the start of building a strong base of confidence.
What about the mental game? The mental game is essential to helping soccer players improve confidence and keep it.
You can improve your confidence in two main areas:
- Learn how to overcome the confidence killers that destroy confidence.
- Learn how to be proactive with confidence.
Many athletes do not consider the first step above. But overcoming the confidence killers is half the battle in helping you keep and grow confidence.
It’s all too common that soccer players have great skill, but are held back by mental barriers such as lack of confidence, trust, focus, and composure. Mental training is imperative for players to perform at their peak!
We have two levels of mental training options to improve your confidence for soccer:
- Option 1: One-on-one mental training with our soccer specialist.
- Option 2: Our soccer specific workbook and CD program.
P.S. Learn how to perform with ultimate confidence in soccer. Check out our soccer mental traiing workbook and CD program:
Learn Mental Game Secrets to Soccer Confidence!
Does your confidence seem to disappear when you go from practice to games and don’t know why? Do you get nervous and anxious in big games or when you are under a ton of pressure? Do you get so frustrated when you make a bad pass which causes your confidence to sink?
Learn proven strategies to improve focus, composure and confidence so you can perform at your peak in games!
Players: Get the mental edge by learning how to take control of your confidence, mentally prepare for games and perform with composure under pressure.
Trainers: Learn how to give your students the mental game advantage.
Coaches: Boost your team’s confidence using simple proven mental strategies.
Parents: Help boost your soccer player’s confidence. Don’t let their mind hold them back any longer.
What are soccer confidence customers saying?
“Dr. Cohn, Michelle had the best weekend of soccer she has ever played. She was relaxed, did not get frustrated with herself or teammates, and never once ‘shut down.’ Numerous parents noticed a difference in her composure and attitude. Thanks again for EVERYTHING…Michelle is in a very good place right now!”
~Diana, Michelle’s Mother
Do You Make Any of These ‘Costly’ Mental Game Mistakes?
Download our FREE soccer psychology report and discover if you make any of these ‘costly’ mental game mistakes that can block your success.
- How your soccer mind can be your best or worst asset on the field.
- How frustration and dwelling are your worst enemy.
- If you are using your soccer mindset effectively before games.
- Learn the important mental game of soccer skills you need to master to boost your confidence and performance.
What are soccer psychology subscribers saying?
“Our son plays academy level soccer. Jaki taught him how to focus on goals for each game and practice and understand that mistakes are necessary to grow as a player, and helped his perfectionism. We saw a noticeable difference within one month with improvement each month thereafter. He was more confident, happy, and was having fun again at soccer.”
~Linda, Ryan’s Mother
Mental Game Coaching for Soccer Players
Master mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn can help you overcome your mental game issues with personal coaching.
You can work with Dr. Patrick Cohn himself in Orlando, Florida or via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone. Call us toll free at 888-742-7225 or contact us for more information about the different coaching programs we offer!
We look forward to helping you improve your mental toughness!
What are our mental coaching students saying?
“I have enjoyed and benefited from your emails over the past year or two. I have been a player, parent, and coach in soccer over the past 40 years. Thanks for the assistance with the mental game resources.”
~Kyle Congleton, Soccer Coach and Parent