How much does the mental part of the game impact its outcome?
How often do we hear athletes accused of choking under pressure?
How much time do athletes spend in training their bodies; working on their technique; attending tactical meetings; and building a game plan?
How much time do athletes spend in training their mind; learning how to cope with stress; anxiety; making mistakes; lack of confidence; pressure from fans, coaches, and organizations?
How much does an athlete train his or her psyche?
In my experience, athletes are trained in everything other than how to cope with the moment when success is necessary, demanded, and vital. When the voice in their head is saying, “What if I fail?”
Sports psychology deals with many aspects of an athlete’s life, but the essence of the subject is how do athletes and coaches deal with the “moments”. Here, at MindSet, we help our clients deal with those moments.
Why Sports Psychology Helps?
"Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
-Lou Holtz, football
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, Basketball.