Top 3 tips in sports psychology
Performance anxiety is a beast my clients present with often.
They have no problem showing up with their A game in training or practice but when it comes time to make it count on race day they fall flat.
It's fair to say they psych themselves out.
I was giving a session last winter and one of the coaches told me about one of his racers going through major performance anxiety last year. The poor kid couldn't eat before a race and was a mess. Needless to say he couldn't pull it together on race day.
He made quite the turnaround last season and was on the podium at just about every race.
Some mental preparation can help when performance anxiety strikes.
Here are three mental strategies to help you get back to your A game: