How do I Stay Positive when Things Are Just Not Going My Way?

You have choices and options in just about any situation. You just have to figure out what your options are and then make a decision about the re-direction you plan to take. Let’s take a simple approach to the situation to illustrate a point. You have a choice to be angry with yourself, with your coach, with other teammates, with officials, ... More

The Key to Cognitive Control is Self-Talk

Negative Self-Talk disrupts the automatic performance of skills. Negative self-talk becomes especially destructive when an athlete evaluates his or her performance and then engages in derogatory self-labeling or self-rating, by using labels such as choker, loser, etc. When athletes hold these negative thought patterns they will often ... More

The Key to Cognitive Control is Self-Talk

Negative Self-Talk disrupts the automatic performance of skills. Negative self-talk becomes especially destructive when an athlete evaluates his or her performance and then engages in derogatory self-labeling or self-rating, by using labels such as choker, loser, etc. When athletes hold these negative thought patterns they will often ... More

The Confident Athlete

Numerous publications, as well as research and studies currently in process indicate there is a strong relationship between an athletes self-confidence, belief in self, and their abilities to perform. Basically a confident player will outperform one of equal or more ability who is not as confident. How does this happen? Essentially there ... More