How Athletes Conquer Low Confidence

Dealing with low confidence

Some of the toughest athletes struggle with low confidence. Maybe it’s the team captain, a naturally gifted athlete or the admired hero. Even professional athletes experience confidence issues. High achieving athletes dealing with low self confidence are masters at covering up their weakness.

The inner criticism of […]

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Finally Eliminate Your Training Excuses…Forever!

Remove your training excuses

Whether you’re employed full-time, balancing family obligations or constantly juggling a full calendar, life gets busy. So how do you squeeze in training time when there are more obvious demands already on your plate? Start off by being brutally honest with yourself about how bad you want to compete. It’s easier to […]

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Mental Training: How Triathletes Keep Their Head in the Race

Mental training for triathletes 

Triathlons celebrated their 40th anniversary this year. They’ve come a long way since the first ad-hoc race in 1974. When comparing the first event to now you’ll notice the swim, cycle and run still remain, but that’s about it. There’s relatively little resemblance to the original event.

Signing […]

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How to Finally Stop Wrestling with Sports Anxiety

Wrestling with sports anxiety

Too much anxiety detracts, not enhances, performance. Sports psychology theories claim that most athletes will experience pre-performance anxiety. But what if you could skip the sports anxiety? Would you choose to opt out of it?

Nagging thoughts, doubt regarding your game plan, worries that you haven’t trained […]

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The #1 Mental Toughness Secret of Elite Athletes

Mental toughness wins

What does it take to become an elite athlete? Yes, a part of it is physicality. But many elite athletes exist who don’t fit the norm for their sport. There’s got to be something else, right? Let’s see how mental toughness helps athletes rise to the top.

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The High Price Athletes Pay by Dismissing Their Gut Feeling

Do you listen to your gut feeling?

Competing to win is more than physical. Your mental game needs to be as strong, if not stronger, when you’re seeking to beat the competition. Laser focus, tenacity and drive combined with strength, endurance and speed are the basics for champion athletes.  Learning to […]

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How Athletes Fight Back Against the Fear of Failure

Athletes who experience fear of failure

Let’s take a stand on failure. It’s gotten a bad rap as something to avoid! Champion athletes fail all the time. In fact, they fail more than most other athletes. Something shifts when you learn to adapt due to failure instead of submitting to the fear of failure.

Failure to […]

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Sports Psychology: Mental Toughness in Athletes

Mental toughness for steady focus

Athletes, even the very successful ones, endure a lot of criticism throughout their careers. Each and every mistake is critiqued by the fans and dissected play by play in the media. In some cases, these athletes are hated by sports fans. Mental toughness and a strong, powerful reason keep athletes […]

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In Medford, Oregon: Sports Psychology Training for the Team Captain

Medford, Oregon sports psychology training

It is the final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. By all accounts, the inspirational leadership of the legendary Zinedine Zidane brought France to the cusp of becoming world champions once again. Team captains, like Zidane, learn to maintain their game face in Medford, Oregon sports psychology training programs.

A team […]

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How Athletes Return to Play from Injury

Athletes return to play from injury

Athletes, who play hard, eventually get injured. It’s part of the terrain for competitive athletes. Seeing your name added to the injured list is disheartening. So much continues to happen while you recuperate. Athletes who return to play from injury sometimes face new, unexpected challenges.

Quickly returning to play is what […]

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