In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about Mental Toughness Training in Sports. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
How to have mental toughness training in sports is important to play at your best and also plan for any obstacles that get in your way. Dr. Cohn helps athletes, coaches and sports parents understand what positive thinking is for athletes and how to have trust in one’s skills for games, practices, and competitions.
Do go into competition with the best plan possible but when your plan doesn’t play out and things don’t go according to your plan then you tend to lose focus and maybe flip out? I’m going to tell you about how you can plan for the unexpected as well as have a great game plan for your game or competition.
Here’s the question Dr. Patrick Cohn answers this week:
TIM ASKS: “My son is an MMA fighter. He panics when things don’t go as planned. This leads to a loss of focus and eventually a loss of confidence. Things happen fast in this sport and can’t afford to lose focus and confidence for any reason. How can he improve his mental toughness for when things don’t go as planned?”
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