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. … [Read more...] about Can You Improve Confidence Without More Training?
Mental Training in Soccer
Are You Under Performing in Games? Do you have trouble performing as well in games as you do in practice? Are you losing to teams who you should beat? Or, do you get so frustrated after mistakes and lose focus for the next few plays? Many soccer players have asked us help them solve these mental game issues. And we're on a mission to do this.... How Your Mental Game Is Hurting Your … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Players Under Perform
Soccer Motivation And Commitment Coaches often say that one of their biggest challenges is helping soccer players stay committed to their training. Athletes sometimes lose motivation when they hit a plateau. Plateaus in performance sometimes occur when you don't see any measurable improvement even though you are working hard. "We're practicing more than ever, but we don't seem to be scoring … [Read more...] about How To Stay Motivated in Soccer
How to Have Proactive Confidence Successful soccer players have proactive confidence. That means they train and work on their mental game just as much as they work to improve their skills, strength, and speed. Soccer players with proactive confidence use positive visualization, they focus on their strengths, and they don't let doubts, mistakes, or their opponent control their … [Read more...] about Proactive VS Reactive Confidence
How to Feel Confident Before Game Welcome to episode 5 of Soccer Psych Insights. In this episode, Jaki Hitzelberger, MA, MGCP interviews Brazilian Soccer Coach, Eder Guimaraes on how to feel confident before soccer games. Eder talks about how to visualize success, focus on small achievable goals, and anticipate challenges. In addition to coaching soccer, Eder takes teams on tours to Brazil to … [Read more...] about How To Feel Confident Before Games [Podcast]
Instilling Confidence in Soccer We've had a lot of questions from athletes and coaches about our newly released "Soccer Confidence" CD and program. We'd like to answer these for our readers... 1. What age groups is your new CD program for? We designed the program for any club, academy, college, or professional soccer players. Soccer players 12 years of age and up can complete the program on … [Read more...] about Soccer Confidence Program
Mental Training in Soccer Welcome to episode 14 of Soccer Psychology Insights, your mental training podcast. On this episode, Jaki Hitzelberger, MA is interviewed by Performance Coach Gary Christopher, owner of Athletic Performance Academy. Gary and Jaki talk about the importance of mental toughness for soccer players. We find that a lot of coaches and players know the importance of mental … [Read more...] about Why Is Mental Toughness Important? [Podcast]