by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball,Read more
By Ross Flowers An Expert’s Answers to Parents’ Questions About Raising a Healthy, Balanced, Happy Athlete Parent: When should IRead more
by Rebecca Symes, CPsychol Many people look up to and aspire towards the world’s greatest athletes and at times theyRead more
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Dear Podium: I’ve got a young athlete I’ve been working with who trains beautifully but just can’t put it together during competition. I believe it is a confidence issue. How can I better coach him so that he doesn’t beat himself before the gun goes off?
– Confidence Coach
Dear Podium: I’ve raced at a world class level for a number of years and had significant success. My best performance on the world stage was an 8th place in the Olympic Games and I was just coming off an injury. My problem is that in spite of this level of success, I sometimes feel such a lack of confidence that it really interferes with my performance. It has been so bad there were even a few times when I wondered if I even belonged on the track. How can I better condition myself mentally so that I don’t beat myself before the start?
– Wanting More Confidence
“I was always dismissive of sports psychology when I was competing, but I now realise that my belief in GodRead more
Here’s an article by Marvin Zauderer that appeared in Pez Cycling News on managing emotions.Read more
By J. Jordan Hamson, Ph.D., ATC Have you ever wondered how the power of the mind could be used toRead more