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?
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
Performance Anxiety For Athletes In my last article about sports performance anxiety, I discussed how fear of failure is closely tied to choking and under performance in athletes. And if you don’t perform as well in competition as you do in practice, you are most likely afraid to fail or anxious at some level. But how does your performance change when you go from practice to … [Read more...] about The Signs of Sports Performnace Anxiety