How to Develop High Confidence in Soccer Do you get upset with simple mistakes? Or maybe you get frustrated watching your team or athletes commit mistakes that seem so simple? Jesse Marsch of the NY Red Bulls commented after their win against NYC FC 4-0 on watching his young team make simple mistakes. He said: "It’s hard sitting on the bench and watching some … [Read more...] about How the NY Red Bulls Grow in Soccer
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Improving Self-Confidence by Focusing on Yourself Do you make comparisons to your teammates or opponents? Are you afraid you don’t measure up to a teammate? Does this also affect your focus during games? A recent question from our readers asked: "How can stop making comparisons so I can become a better team player? How can I mentally overcome this in the … [Read more...] about Why Making Comparisons Hurts Soccer Confidence
Overcoming Past Failure in Soccer The past is the past... at least, many athletes wish it was. Unfortunately, too many athletes carry the weight of the past with them into the present and allow that past to impact current performances. History is a story of occurrences that have already happened. All too often, soccer players take the past and project it to the … [Read more...] about Mental Game Skills to Play Better Soccer Today
The Problems With Over-Confident Athletes Confidence is the key to success but over-confidence is a performance destroyer. It was once said you can never have too much confidence but that is a fallacy... Confidence stirs up motivation. Confidence forges determination. Confidence allows you to bounce back from mistakes. Most of all, confidence pushes you to play to … [Read more...] about How Over-Confidence Leads to Under-Performance
Are You Worrying Too Much About Your Opponent? How do play against a tough opponent? What is your focus as you prepare for a big soccer game against a strong team? One way of getting ready for an opponent is to scout the opposing team, get intel from other players and coaches or watch your opponent during warm-ups. These methods can provide useful insights as to the … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Confidence-Killers in Soccer