athlete pressure

December 2018

1-min Read: Pressure And Stress Can Hamper Your Sports Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:15:31+00:00December 20th, 2018|

Think about your upcoming competition. Are you afraid, eager? Do your palms sweat, or nerves twitch? The sensations you felt at that moment are typical of high-pressure situations. Unfortunately, pressure and stress can hamper your performance when it’s most essential that you succeed. Pressure moments can affect performance in sports, during practice, and in competition. [...]

Rafi Papazian: From Baker to Ironman Athlete

By |2018-12-12T08:06:36+00:00December 11th, 2018|

Ironman athletes are considered to be the strongest and most endurant human beings, always pushing the limits. But what does it really take to be an Ironman and what kind of mindset does one need to cultivate to perform in that level? My conversation this week is with Rafi Papazian, an Ironman athlete, a [...]

June 2018

4 Ways Parents Can Support Their Young Athletes

By |2018-08-20T10:58:16+00:00June 15th, 2018|

If you are raising young athletes, the best thing you can do to help is to support them. Any sport will benefit your child as it teaches leadership, patience, discipline, and coordination. It also builds mental and physical strength. But as a parent, how does one support a young athlete? What role should you [...]

6 Mental Skills You Need to Be Successful at Any Sport

By |2018-06-16T22:53:17+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Whether you are in combat sports like boxing, team sports like basketball, or water sports like surfing, you need a set of mental skills to win. Chess isn’t the only sport that uses mental skills; all forms of sports are 80% mental and 20% physical. You may hear sports coaches often say this. It [...]

4 Reasons to Have a Mental Preparation Coach

By |2018-06-16T09:46:00+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Knowing how to reach your top performance in sports competition can be challenging. Distractions and unplanned circumstances before and during the sports events may throw off your game. This is where mental performance coaches play an important role in preparing athletes to get the best out of their potential. Performance is more than just [...]