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 Have Pregame Jitters or Anxiety? Do you ever get extremely anxious prior to a competition? Every athlete experiences some pregame jitters--if you don't then performing does not excite you. Many athletes label those jitters as excitement or edginess that, very often, vault an athlete to play optimally. Some athletes experience real performance anxiety and not … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Performance Anxiety In Sports
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 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?
Golfers Who Choke Under Pressure No golfer wants to choke during a tournament. Golfers fear that dirty five-letter word. Choking is not only painful for the person choking, but it’s also hard to watch players collapse at the end of a tournament. Do you remember Rory McIlroy in the 2011 Masters? He had a four stroke lead going into the final round and he shot an 80 to finish … [Read more...] about Dufner Learns from Major Choke to Win 2013 PGA