Overcoming Tentative Performances
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about overcoming tentative performances for athletes.
Here’s the question Dr. Cohn answers this week about overcoming tentative performance for athletes.
Athletes have played tremendously well when they’re comfortable in their environment with their regular team but then you put them on a travel team or on unfamiliar teams, they tend to play very tentatively and lose confidence.
I’m Dr. Patrick Cohn and I’m going to answer a question from David about how his son plays super tentatively when he’s in an uncomfortable environment and how we can make him feel more confident and more comfortable in that uncomfortable environment.
You’ll be watching sessions with Doc, unscripted and unrehearsed answers to your mental game questions.
DAVID ASKS: “My son plays baseball. When he’s comfortable in an environment, such as playing with his regular team, he shines, but we have tried out for other teams and when he doesn’t know the other people on the team, he tends to struggle to perform, especially at bat when he normally does. How do I maintain his confidence in any situation?”
Watch the video below to hear what Dr. Cohn has to say to David about how athletes can overcome tentative performances.
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