How to Perform Well Despite Mistakes In a recent response to our soccer survey, a player wanted help with her mental game during soccer matches: "The thing I struggle with most is performing when I miss an opportunity in a game. If I miss scoring a goal that I should score, I dwell on it and it ruins my confidence for the rest of the game." "For … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Mistakes in Soccer
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Mentally Preparing For Big Games Must-win games can make a soccer team rise to the challenge or succumb to the pressure of the moment. Some teams head into these must-win games and get ahead of themselves, “If we lose...” The focus on the potential result of the game shifts your mindset into “play not to lose” mode. From the start of the game, you are tight and … [Read more...] about Playing Well in Must-Win Soccer 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 … [Read more...] about Making Performance Breakthroughs In Soccer
What Do Mental Game Coaches Do For Athletes? Is something lacking from your training that is holding you back from your potential? Are you looking to jump start your play on the soccer field? Are you searching for some competitive edge over your competition? In order for you (or your athletes) to play your best, you need to train your best. It isn’t enough to play … [Read more...] about Are you Conditioning Your Mind to Perform Well?
The Focused Athlete In "Sessions with Doc," Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about How To Refocus Quickly When Distracted. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Do you get distracted by simple stuff when you go compete? I'm going … [Read more...] about How To Refocus Quickly When Distracted