Choking Under Pressure in Sports In "Sessions with Doc," Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about why athletes choke or under perform in competition. 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 week's Session With Doc, Dr. Cohn answers … [Read more...] about Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure?
Choking Under Pressure
Do You Choke Under Pressure in Tournaments? Did Matt Kuchar choke during the final round of another golf tournament? Did he crumble mentally coming down the stretch at the Houston Open? Or did he just get beat by a couple of incredible shots from Jones? Would you start thinking that you choke under pressure if you let two tournaments in a row slip away? It's all a … [Read more...] about Will Kuchar Win at the Masters?
Do You Choke in Tennis Matches? Do you “choke” during tennis matches? Are you a good practice player but under-perform at competitions? Performance anxiety can wreak havoc on an athlete mentally and interfere with your ability to perform at a high level. Performance anxiety in sports, sometimes referred to as “choking,” is stress caused by how an athlete perceives a … [Read more...] about Wawrinka Overcomes Anxiety to Win Australian Open
How to Be a Clutch Performer How do you perform when the game is on the line and you feel pressure to perform? Are you able to rise to the occasion and perform optimally in the clutch or do you become overwhelmed and choke under pressure? A clutch performance is essentially the opposite of choking. Being clutch in sports means the athlete is able to perform in pressure … [Read more...] about Carlos Beltran: A Clutch Performer Under Pressure
Do You Choke Under Pressure? What does it mean in sports psychology terms when I talk about “nerves” in sport? If we use the term, “nerves of steel,” we are referring to a mindset: the courage that enables athletes to perform in the face of danger, difficulty or fear. Some athletes who excel in critical situations become highly touted for their ability to steady their … [Read more...] about Do You Have Nerves of Steel?