Boost Your Self-Confidence In "Sessions with Doc," Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about having stable confidence in sports. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Here's the question Dr. Cohn answers this week about how to boost … [Read more...] about How To Have Stable Confidence In Sports
Are you afraid to fail when playing soccer? Does your fear of failure create greater pressure to play the perfect game? Have you played in a soccer game where you felt tremendous pressure from your coaches, your parents and, even, your teammates? Expectations were high and you probably felt the need to be and play perfect soccer... Your anxiety steadily increased … [Read more...] about How To Overcome The Fear Of Failure In Soccer
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 … [Read more...] about How To Respond To Bad Officiating On The Soccer Field
Further Improving Your Soccer Game Are you comfortable with what you have achieved as a soccer player? Do you know what it takes to take your game up a notch? Have you ever had the goal of making a team or breaking into the starting line-up? You worked hard to accomplish your goal… working on skills outside of practice… extra training. Did you plateau after you … [Read more...] about What Makes Good Soccer Players Great?
What Makes a Strong Mental Game? How would you rate your mental game during soccer games? Do you practice better than you play? Are you able to play at your peak at critical moments in a game? A strong mental game in soccer is the ability to play at peak levels despite all the ups and downs of a game or season. The most important part of your mental game is that it … [Read more...] about Building a Strong Mental Game