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

Excelling Under Pressure – What Does it Take?

I am reminded of my own performances of the past and how being under pressure can cause all sorts of haywire things to happen. The pressure may come from a missed execution, a missed call, an error, or simply not being able to battle through a tough situation in a game or event. Athletes who perform under pressure usually enjoy the ... More