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Would Mental Skills Training Be Helpful To You

Would Mental Skills Training be Helpful to You?

If you check three or more of the items below, consider participating in Mental Skills Training!

  • You generally perform well but know you can perform at an even higher level.
  • You do not have well-defined goals or goal specificity. You lack direction.
  • You perform better in practice than during competition.
  • You maintain many self-doubts about your ability before or during games.
  • You worry about letting others down by not performing up to others expectations.
  • You are self-conscious and worried about how others may perceive you.
  • You suffer from anxiety, worry, or excess tension when in competition.
  • Pre-game jitters do not go away after the first few minutes into the competition.
  • You are motivated by fear of failure and it affects your performance in competition.
  • You attach your self-worth to how well you perform in sports.
  • You lose focus or have mental lapses during critical times of the game.
  • Your routines are not well defined and lack mental focus.
  • You go through the motions physically without mental focus or intensity.
  • You are distracted by things that go on around you in your environment.
  • You have doubts or negative thoughts before, during, or after competition.
  • Post-injury you cannot perform the way you did pre-injury even when 100% physically recovered.
  • When performing well you sometimes sabotage your performance with a comfort zone (protect your lead) or beliefs that limit your ability to press forward.
  • You become easily frustrated because of high demands you place on yourself.
  • You cannot perform with freedom or trust in times of adversity or pressure.
  • You work on your mechanics or technique even when competing.
  • You do not concentrate in the here and now and focus more on events from the past.
  • You think too much about consequences of your performance, good or bad.
  • You overanalyze mistakes (technique) and thus think too much about technique.
  • You suffer from low self-confidence or self-esteem.
  • You limit your performance with negative self-labels such as “I am a choker”.
  • You have trouble forgetting or letting go of bad past performances.
  • Your anger or frustration gets in the way of peak performance.
  • You are frequently disappointed with your performance and wish it was better.
  • You have a burning desire to be the best at your sport.