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I am strong and confident.

I am strong and confident.

I can do this.

I can do this.

I am calm and centered and ready.

I am calm and centered and ready.

Trust my preparation.

Trust my preparation.

Trust my swing.

Trust my swing.

Let my feet do the talking.

Let my feet do the talking.

I am a team player.

I am a team player.

Train Emotional Control

Mental and emotional preparation for pressure.

Practice emotional and attentional self-regulation as you would learn any motor skills; first, learn the techniques, then rehearse them at home and during your sport practices. As your confidence grows, apply them in increasingly high stakes competition.

Confidence.

You work hard in practice and train hard in conditioning. Do you believe in yourself when it comes time to perform?

Self-Control.

How do you handle yourself in provocative situations?

Self-Criticism.

Do you have a critical running commentary?

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Striving.

Are you striving to succeed or to avoid failure?

Stress.

In your experience, is there more enjoyment of the process of sport or worry about the outcome?

Assessment

Mental Skills Assessment

– What mental skills are you using now in your performance and how well are they working?

Psychophysiological Stress Profile

– How do your body and mind respond to pressure situations and how well do you recover?

Psychological Interview

– How do you experience the world and people? What are your dominant thinking styles and feeling patterns?

Self-Talk

– How do you talk to yourself when you are
performing? Does this reinforce why you are good at what you do?

Visualization

– Do you visualize what you want to happen?


Mindset

– Do you know the amount of time you spend showing how good you are and  proving yourself, versus striving to learn and risking your reputation?