Taking Practice Skills to Games In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Robert who wants to know how take his practice skills to games. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Here’s the question Dr. Patrick Cohn … [Read more...] about Applying Soccer Practice Skills to Games
Determining Your Pregame Level of Intensity Do you consider yourself a nervous athlete? Do you become anxious about being anxious and fall apart during games? Many athletes believe they need to be totally relaxed when competing. When a little bit of nerves strike during the pregame, some 'nervous' athletes freak out. For the nervous athletes, just sensing some degree of edginess can create … [Read more...] about Do You Have Pregame Jitters or Anxiety?
Mental Toughness When Playing Rough Teams Playing a soccer game against a more physical team can be intimidating for some players. A team with highly aggressive or bigger players can take the focus off your soccer game if you allow. Soon, you will start to worry about getting fouled, injured or being physically dominated for 90 minutes. You may even enter the match with a predetermined … [Read more...] about Overcoming Intimidation And Aggressive Players
Having Confidence And Playing With Confidence Having confidence and playing soccer with confidence are not totally the same. Having confidence comes from the belief that you are good at something. Playing with confidence is “knowing” you can make the plays during the pressure of competition. Defender Carl Jenkinson was signed by the Arsenal in 2011 and made solid contributions to the … [Read more...] about How to Regain Confidence After An Injury
Fear of Making Mistakes in Soccer Games In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Mac who wants to know how he can have more confidence to do his practice tricks in games. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or … [Read more...] about Taking Soccer Practice Skills to Games
How To Mentally Prepare For Your Big Break What barrier are YOU trying to overcome in soccer? Do you have any comfort zones? Maybe your goal is to get some playing time... or break into the starting line-up... or make a traveling or collegiate soccer team? Sometimes soccer players never achieve the breakthrough they were looking for. For these soccer players, the feeling is they have not … [Read more...] about Making Performance Breakthroughs In Soccer
Develop A Mentally Tough Mindset For Soccer There is an old saying in sports… If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. Yet so many soccer players dread playing tough competition. Many soccer players would rather win some easy games than test themselves and raise their level of play. You may fear that losing against any team indicates your lack of ability. The thinking is … [Read more...] about The Men’s US Soccer Teams’ Mental Edge