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Focusing on The Controllables in Volleyball Have you ever played with a teammate who continued to make errors? Did this frustrate you as a player? Do you expect your teammates to play perfectly and not make mistakes? I was a 6-rotation outside throughout my volleyball career. I remember playing with a setter one time in […]
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How to Be Proactive With Your Confidence After a loss or a couple bad games, does your confidence drop? Do you feel like you’re stuck and can’t pull yourself out? Are you thinking the next game will also be a struggle? Steph Curry, who’s probably my favorite athlete right now, has had a fairly rough […]
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How to Focus Under Pressure in Big Games The Cavaliers clinched Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors with a score of 105-103 in the 2018 Playoffs. With only eight seconds left, James took charge and sunk a shot just feet from the Raptors’ bench. In response to that game-winner, James said: “Tie game, down one. […]
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What Should You Focus on During a Volleyball Match? Do you or your athletes struggle to maintain focus, or concentration through an entire match? Do you get thrown off or distracted with momentum shifts? Is it difficult for you to let go of mistakes or past points and play one touch at a time? These […]
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How to Maintain Confidence When Not Playing Well In this week’s sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert Dr. Patrick Cohn talks with Dr. Megan. Dr. Megan is new at Peak Performance Sports. She is the lead mental coach specializing in working with youth and high school athletes in various sports. In this podcast, […]
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How to Mentally Prepare For Playing Rivals Being from Durham, or North Carolina in general, you take part in the famous Duke-UNC rivalry. Coach K was my neighbor while growing up in Durham, so obviously I was a Blue Devil. In February 2012, I was fortunate enough to attend the Duke-UNC game at the Dean […]
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How to Stop Overthinking in Competition Peak performance in sports occurs when you have a calm mind and can react to your environment. Over thinking can cloud your judgments and send too many signals to your body at one time. Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons after the 108-103 Game 2 loss to the Boston Celtics […]
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How Resiliency Can Help You Overcome Adversity Resiliency is a characteristic elite athletes possess and every athlete faces adversity. Dealing with adversity is just part of sports. You are not the only athlete that gets unlucky breaks or experiences setbacks… Gymnasts will fall off the beam. Baseball players will slump a bit. Basketball players will […]
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Mental Toughness Lessons for Volleyball Most people are familiar with the saying, “Sports are 90% mental and 10% physical.” Well we aren’t out there playing chess, right? Sports are 90% physical. However, that last 10%, the mental part is what can take your game to 100%. While in high school, I went to a volleyball […]
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How to Develop a Positive Mindset in Sports After all your training is complete, your mindset is everything when it comes to performing consistently in sports. Your mindset is the difference between winning and losing. Your mindset separates average play and next level-performance. The biggest area affected by your mindset is the way you respond […]
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