Soccer Confidence And Training
Many athletes and coaches think training more or harder is the route to greater confidence…
More training or improved practice can lead to more confidence, but this may not be the only way to improve it.
Can You Improve Your Confidence Without More Training?
The good news is that you can improve your confidence without more practice or training harder. Improving your mental game can lead to greater confidence and help free you to play more aggressively without the fear of making mistakes.
If you commit to developing your confidence like you work on your physical skills, you can play at a higher level and perform with less worry or tension.
Remember when you first started playing soccer?
How were your technical skills (controlling the ball, passing, headers)? Did you perform as proficiently as today? NO! You developed these skills through focused repetition in practice with the help of your coaches.
It is interesting that soccer players would never rely on chance or luck to develop their technical skills, but often do nothing specific to develop the skill of confidence.
Confidence Can Be Developed
Well, confidence, just like physical skills, is a skill that can be developed with focused repetition and discipline. In fact, many athletes and teams seek a Mental Training Coach to assist in the development of confidence as well as other mental skills.
Stable and consistently high confidence should be the objective. You want to think about confidence development from two different perspectives:
- What can you do to be more proactive (instead of reactive) with your level of confidence? In other words, how can you start competition with a full tank of confidence instead of waiting for it to come from good play?
- What things can hurt or destroy your confidence? You have to address what sabotages your confidence too. You do this by managing your personal confidence-killers, such as doubt, negative self-talk, self-criticism, and high expectations, just to mention a few.
Being more proactive with confidence and managing the confidence-killers will help you stabilize and grow your confidence beyond your training program.
Confidence is not just a byproduct of training and performing well. Confidence also flows from focusing on your strengths and talents, being mentally prepared for competition, and managing the confidence-killers.
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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?
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~Diana, Michelle’s Mother
Do You Make Any of These ‘Costly’ Mental Game Mistakes?
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- 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?
“Adam is truly one of your success stories. We purchased the CD program for him last year around this time. He is a soccer goalie and needed more confidence. The change was dramatic and he still goes through the exercises before a big game.”
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?
“Our son plays academy level soccer. Jaki taught him how to focus on mini goals for each game and practice, how to lower his expectations 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. The confidence has helped him off the field as well to not have to be perfect in everything that he attempts. We can’t say enough about how grateful we are for Jaki!”
~Linda Black, Soccer Mom