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
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Do You Struggle Staying Confident? Does your performance suffer when you're not "on," you feel uncomfortable, or don't have your "A" game that day? Do you struggle with staying confident and grind out the competition if you get scored on, miss a shot, or lose the ball? We often work with perfectionist soccer players that have trouble staying composed when their games are not up to … [Read more...] about How Good is Your “B” Game in Soccer?
Staying Confident Against High-Level Competitors Messsi and Ronaldo are arguably the most compared soccer players. Fans take sides and argue about who is the best in the world. Comparisons and expectations can create a lot of pressure and hurt confidence in soccer. So how did Messi and Ronaldo stay so confident during their match up on Sunday when Madrid and Barcelona when head to head, both of … [Read more...] about Messi and Ronaldo: How Do They Stay Confident?
Why Do Comparisons Hurt Confidence? Welcome to episode 9 of Soccer Psych Insights, your soccer mental training podcast. In this episode, Jaki Hitzelberger, MA, MGCP and Dr. Patrick Cohn answer a question from a soccer player who says: “I constantly find myself doubting my abilities because the girls I play with are very skilled technically. I fear being the weak link which leads to negative … [Read more...] about How Comparisons Can Hurt Confidence [Podcast]
Improving Your Mental Game in Soccer Welcome to episode 7 of Soccer Psychology Insights. In this episode Jaki Hitzelberger, MA interviews Dr. Alberto Gamarra, sports psychology expert from South Florida. Dr. Gamarra is the owner and founder of Mental Mastery and works with athletes to improve their mental game and performance. Jaki Hitzelberger and Dr. Gamarra discuss how a mental trainer … [Read more...] about Soccer Teams Excel With Mental Training [Podcast]
Overcoming Comfort Zones Many soccer players and soccer teams we work with hold themselves back with a comfort zone. What is a comfort zone in soccer? A comfort zone is a mental barrier that is based on what you (or your team) thinks you are capable of achieving or what you expect to achieve. Comfort zones become a problem whenever a soccer player or team is playing better than expected or … [Read more...] about The Mental Game of Soccer and Comfort Zones
How to Mentally Recover After a Loss Recovering mentally after a loss is no easy task. Soccer players who are highly competitive and dedicated to their sport often have difficulty moving on after a disappointing defeat. Many of the soccer players we work with at Peak Performance Sports, are too self-critical and lose confidence after losing a close game. Our goal is not to convince you that … [Read more...] about How To Cope with Losses Without Losing Confidence