How to Perform Under Pressure with Confidence 
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by Patrick Cohn
1M ago
How confident are you when the game is in your hands in the last seconds of a competition? Confidence is situational. An athlete’s confidence level can vary depending on their situation or circumstances. That is, you can feel confident in your ability to successfully perform in some circumstances and not others. For example, a basketball The post How to Perform Under Pressure with Confidence  first appeared on Sports Psychology Tips ..read more
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What is Excellence in Sports? 
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by Patrick Cohn
1M ago
What does “setting the standard” mean in sports? Setting a high standard refers to establishing a level of quality, expectation, or performance. Some teams set winning as the standard. Often, teams with a high expectation of winning adopt the credo, “Championship or Bust.” While winning may be the goal, defining success in those narrow terms The post What is Excellence in Sports?  first appeared on Sports Psychology Tips ..read more
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Managing Athletic Injuries 
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by Patrick Cohn
1M ago
How have injuries impacted you mentally and physically in the past? The physical pain of injury and rehab are difficult, but the mental impact of injury is much more challenging. The physical side of injury (physical pain, discomfort, potential surgery, rehab, and re-conditioning) is undoubtedly extremely difficult. However, injured athletes experience several emotional and mental The post Managing Athletic Injuries  first appeared on Sports Psychology Tips ..read more
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How to Build Confidence Like the Pros
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by Patrick Cohn
1M ago
How can you be a confident starter when you rarely start? Many athletes become highly anxious after their coach tells them they will start the next game when they have played minimal minutes. The fear of making mistakes or costing your team the game is overwhelming when you view yourself as the “weak link.” Imagine The post How to Build Confidence Like the Pros first appeared on Sports Psychology Tips ..read more
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How to Grow Competition Confidence 
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by Patrick Cohn
2M ago
How do elite athletes compete with confidence? Elite athletes are most confident when they focus on their strengths. Too often, athletes worry about making mistakes or messing up during a competition. These athletes fear that their weaknesses will be exposed and they will be the reason their team loses. When you focus on your weaknesses, The post How to Grow Competition Confidence  first appeared on Sports Psychology Tips ..read more
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How to Respond After Being Benched
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by Patrick Cohn
2M ago
Athletes want to compete, play, start, or have a significant role on their team. But what happens when the athlete is benched or replaced in the starting lineup? Your attitude towards the situation will impact your response, motivation, and the message you send to your team. If you act out or talk poorly about your The post How to Respond After Being Benched first appeared on Sports Psychology Tips ..read more
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How to Succeed Against the Odds in Sports
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by Patrick Cohn
2M ago
What is the “It Factor” that pushes an athlete to succeed when the odds are not in their favor? Athletes who triumph over their circumstances often do so because they refuse to see the odds as stacked against them. If you acknowledge something as impossible, you won’t work to make your dream a reality. For The post How to Succeed Against the Odds in Sports first appeared on Sports Psychology Tips ..read more
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How to Reach for Your Athletic Potential 
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by Patrick Cohn
4M ago
Are you on a quest to be your best? Every athlete WANTS to be the best athlete they can be, but not all athletes DO what is necessary to achieve their potential. Intentions may set the tone for athletic improvement. However, athletic excellence requires intentional action. An athlete who responded to one of our surveys The post How to Reach for Your Athletic Potential  first appeared on Sports Psychology Tips ..read more
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How to Refocus After Making Mistakes
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by Patrick Cohn
4M ago
In sports, what does it mean to have a short memory for mistakes? “Memory” refers to the length of time an athlete dwells on mistakes. Some athletes have difficulty overcoming mistakes during a competition. They think about the mistake repeatedly, replaying the error in their mind. The mistake becomes a distraction, taking the focus off The post How to Refocus After Making Mistakes first appeared on Sports Psychology Tips ..read more
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How to Use Mistakes to Improve Performance
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by Patrick Cohn
4M ago
Do you have to focus on mistakes to learn from them? There is a fine line between recognizing and dwelling on mistakes. You need to be able to identify miscues or missed opportunities from a competition to learn from them. The key is how long you think about those mistakes. Let’s look at the following The post How to Use Mistakes to Improve Performance first appeared on Sports Psychology Tips ..read more
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