10 Ways to Improve Your Mental Game
This is a very important question because sport performance is largely mental. Every component of practice, rehab from injury, and competitive performance is strongly impacted by your mental game.
10 ways to improve your mental game include:
- Pushing past the discomfort of a hard training session.
- Maintaining a positive attitude when you experience a rough patch during your season.
- Ignoring distractions and keeping your focus during grueling competitions.
- Sustaining motivation throughout a long season.
- Bouncing back after a mistake in competition.
- Rehabbing from injury and readying yourself for your return to competition.
- Managing your competitive emotions especially when playing in hostile environments or playing against opponents who try to taunt you.
- Being confident when your performance is not up to par.
- Overcoming comfort zones in sports and breaking out.
- Coping with high expectations from others to perform well.
Keep in mind, this list is just scratching the surface. Everything you do, from the car ride to practice until you sleep and everything in between is affected by your mental game.
With all that going on mentally, you need someone in your corner to help develop your mental game.
Just as a nutritionist advises how to fuel your body, a mental game coach can help you navigate the mental hazards and proactively develop a strong mental game that gives you an advantage over the competition.
You don’t have to go at it alone, nor should you, with learning effective mental game strategies.
Butler University football team has brought in a sport psychologist to coach the team in regards to the mental aspects of the game.
Joey Lindstrom, Butler’s red-shirt freshman quarterback, knows he needs to train his mind, as well as his body, if he is to play at his peak.
LINDSTROM: “I wanted to see how I could get better mentally. Sports are 90 percent mental, the four inches between your ears is the biggest part of your game. I wanted a way to get internally focused with myself so I could become a better athlete.”
Butler red-shirt junior quarterback, Will Marty, echoed the importance of training the mind.
MARTY: “I think it’s more important to be mentally ready than physically ready. I had an old coach who used to say ‘competence breeds confidence’ so as long as I’m making sure that everything I do mentally is correct then it’s going to translate onto the field.”
We have programs for every age and every sport to help you improve your mental game. And you have two options:
- Start with a mental training audio or workbook program.
- Engage in one-on-one personal mental game coaching.
How to Improve Your Mental Game:
Step 1: Download the one-page mental game test to assess your strengths and weaknesses…
Step 3: Contact us for the mental coaching programs to explore the options for personal mental coaching.
Imagine how much better you could train… How much better you could perform… And much more fun you would have competing if you had a strong mental game.
Boost Your Self-Confidence And Focus With Expert Mental Game Coaching!
If you’re a top performer during practice but find yourself under-performing in competition, the most likely culprit holding you back is your mental game.
Master mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn can help you overcome your mental game issues with one-on-one personal mental game coaching.
You can work with Dr. Patrick Cohn himself in Orlando, Florida or via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone. Call us toll free at 888-742-7225 or contact us for more information about the different coaching programs we offer!
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“I felt the time spent in your seminar was very well organized. The topics were great and you had the coaches communicating in an open atmosphere. Thanks again for your time and effort and I look forward to talking with you in the future.”
~Coach Dave Wannstedt, Miami Dolphins
“After going through a week of practice using your pre-kick routine, I was perfect on three field goals on a muddy field and a windy day in my final college game. Now I am entertaining the idea of trying to enter the professional ranks. Thank you for your help!”
~Nate Littlefield, Collegiate Kicker