Expectations In Soccer Twenty-three year old English soccer player Callum Wilson has been gaining a lot of momentum in his second year in the Premier League. Signed by Bournemouth back in July 2014, Wilson has made some recent improvements to his game that have gained him much attention. After scoring four times in the first four games of the season, Wilson was asked about how he obtained this … [Read more...] about Callum Wilson’s Stronger Mental Game
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What Mental Skills Do You Need To Have In Sports? In "Sessions with Doc," Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about what mental toughness is for athletes. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. In this video I'm going to talk about what mental toughness is and … [Read more...] about What is Mental Toughness for Athletes?
Developing a Strong Level of Confidence Do you ever wonder if it is possible to have higher confidence or have a steady level of confidence? Yes, confidence does go up and down for many soccer players during their athletic career and many things can affect confidence from day to day... But honestly you don't want to ride the confidence roller-coaster. When you do, the small things can make … [Read more...] about Confidence Leads to Success In Soccer
When Pressure Kicks in During Games How do you respond after an opposing team takes an early lead in a game? Are you able to respond in a positive manner and focus on your game or do you succumb to the pressure of playing from behind? Often in soccer, an early goal by your opponents in a game can create a heightened sense of pressure. Playing from behind may cause some players to become … [Read more...] about Playing With Urgency When Behind In A Game
Regaining Motivation in Soccer How do you respond after playing a lackluster soccer game? Can you bounce back after a bland soccer game and push to new performance heights? Think of a time when you played a so-so game... How did you feel afterwards? Did it motivate you to play harder and look for ways to improve your game? Unfortunately, a lot of soccer players respond with becoming less … [Read more...] about Maintain Your Motivation
Moving on After Bad Calls Do find it difficult to focus on your game after a soccer referee makes a bad call against your team? Do your emotions interfere with your play after a phantom foul is called against you? For example, you are playing against a rival soccer team with the score tied in the middle of the second half... You and an opposing playing are going for a ball that you clearly … [Read more...] about How To Respond To Bad Officiating On The Soccer Field
Overcoming Obstacles in Soccer Do difficult circumstances negatively affect your performance on the soccer field? Is it hard for you to overcome obstacles and focus on your game? Defeatism affects many athletes who focus on their struggles instead of their potential. Have you ever approached a soccer game or tournament where you focused on negative circumstances (playing a more talented … [Read more...] about How to Become Resilient in Soccer