Do You Feel Tighter in Games Than Practice? If so, I have an important tip for you today... I wanted to follow up with you by highlighting a question I received from a reader: Question: "I don't understand why I can take players on and score goals in practice, but when I go into the game. I freeze and the tension won't let me play my game." Answer: If you feel … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Fear of Failure in Games
Mental Game of Soccer Tips for Players
Pregame Mental Preparation For Games Do you or your soccer players wait until after the first few plays of the game to feel confident? If you don’t have a great warm up, does this affect your mindset for the game? Do you have doubts or worry about making mistakes and play safe or tentatively? We’re sure you have a physical pregame routine, but do you use this time as … [Read more...] about Are YOU Mentally Prepared for Soccer Games?
Effective Ways to Set Goals in Soccer Setting goals are an important part of improving your skills in soccer. It is common that soccer players are great at coming up with long-term goals, though struggle with setting short term goals and creating an action plan. Soccer players we work with at Peak Performance Sports initially come in with goals such as “become a … [Read more...] about Setting Goals in Soccer
Overcoming Comfort Zones Many soccer players and soccer teams we work with hold themselves back with a comfort zone. What is a comfort zone in soccer? A comfort zone is a mental barrier that is based on what you (or your team) thinks you are capable of achieving or what you expect to achieve. Comfort zones become a problem whenever a soccer player or team is playing … [Read more...] about The Mental Game of Soccer and Comfort Zones
How to Mentally Recover After a Loss Recovering mentally after a loss is no easy task. Soccer players who are highly competitive and dedicated to their sport often have difficulty moving on after a disappointing defeat. Many of the soccer players we work with at Peak Performance Sports, are too self-critical and lose confidence after losing a close game. Our goal is … [Read more...] about How To Cope with Losses Without Losing Confidence