How Perfectionism Can Hurt Performance Is being a perfectionist a good thing? Does perfectionism help an athlete strive for more? Many elite athletes call themselves perfectionists. In fact, many Olympians and top-level professionals attribute their success to being perfectionists. Well, you can’t argue with success, right? If a gold-medalist or an All-Star believes … [Read more...] about Does Perfectionism Sabotage Athletes?
Pressure to Win Championship Games As sports fan around the country prepared to watch coverage of Super Bowl 50, the athletes of the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers had to prepare themselves on a whole other level. With this year’s Super Bowl expected to be the most watched event in television history, all eyes were on these athletes as they competed in the most … [Read more...] about Sports Anxiety and The Super Bowl
Suffering From Performance Anxiety in Sports By Patrick Saunders The Denver Post LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — On Sept. 5, 2014, at Coors Field, Tyler Matzek pitched a three-hit shutout against the San Diego Padres. Poised and confident, and throwing a 94 mph fastball with graceful ease, the Rockies' rookie left-hander was dominant. Over his final six starts, Matzek went 4-2 with … [Read more...] about Can Tyler Matzek Recover from Pitching Anxiety?
Overcoming Self-Doubt in Sports In "Sessions with Doc," Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about How To Help Athletes Overcome Self-Doubt. 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 struggle with self-doubt before you go into … [Read more...] about How To Help Athletes Overcome Self-Doubt
Do You Have Sports Performance Anxiety? For many professional athletes, the pressure to maintain a strong image comes with the cost of hiding their struggles with mental health. Performance anxiety, while it affects many athletes, is rarely talked about in the realm of sports. The performance anxiety you may be feeling as an athlete, although often kept secret, is more … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Performance Anxiety In Sports