Mental Game Tips for Athletes & Sports Parents

Athlete Confidence

8 Powerful Questions to Help You Stop Doubting Yourself and Believe “I’ve got this!”

Imagine this: you’ve practiced hard to physically master your skill and are getting set to FINALLY do it all by yourself. But just as you’re about to go for it, doubts creep in. You feel unsure, fidgety, and end up calling your coach over for just one more spot, even though deep down, you know you can do it. If you’ve felt this internal tug-of-war between wanting to trust yourself and feeling uncertain, you’re not alone. In this article, I’m diving into eight questions that will help you push past self-doubt. These questions are designed to break down those confidence barriers so you can get excited about practice and enjoy what you are doing again.

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How to Achieve Your Goals With More Ease and Speed!

Do you have big goals you are working hard to reach but feel stuck and unmotivated? Our 4-step process will help you trade the overwhelm and pressure for action so you can achieve you goals with more ease and speed.

Get ready to walk into practice confident and excited to work because you have a plan that puts you back in control of your skills.

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How to Keep Your Head in the Game After Mistakes

If you struggle to maintain composure during games or competition and allow frustration to get in the way of performing your best, keep reading. Today, I am sharing five steps to help you push past mistakes so you can remain confident, focused, and finish your performance strong, even on the tough days.

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What Does It Mean to Have a Winning Mindset?

For too many athletes, a win is not just a goal they are pushing for; it is required to prove that they are enough and valuable as a person. The default thinking has shifted to a ‘win-at-all-cost’ mentality, leading to a lack of confidence, motivation, and burnout for the most talented athletes across every sport. In this post, I will challenge you to trade the expectation to win for a winning mindset that you can choose to step into daily.

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5 Tips To Turn Competition Nerves into Excitement

Competition is not a time for fear and dread. It is a celebration of your hard work and a time when you can relax and enjoy showing off. If this is not your experience, I am glad you are here with me. In this post, I share tips I teach the athletes and parents in my program to help them trade pre-performance anxiety for excitement. You will walk away with strategies you can apply today to show up at your next competition with confidence, trust, and joy! Bonus freebie inside. ​

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How to Approach Transitions and Finish the Season Strong

How do we stay motivated towards the end of the year when all we want to do is kick back and wait for the fresh start the New Year brings? I have developed a process that I teach my athletes so they finish the year strong with just a few simple steps and today, I am sharing those with you. Get ready to reignite your motivation and feel empowered as you finish the year strong!​

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How to Finish Competition and Games Strong

Why do individuals and teams start off so strong but then lose control and end up in defeat?! I have been there as an athlete and a coach, and am here to talk you through it. By reading this post, you will gain insights on how you are getting in your own way and sabotaging your success as well as tips for pushing through adversity so you can finish strong and unlock your full potential. Let’s do this!

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4 Values Of A Confident Athlete

Success for an athlete is more than a win-loss record but rather how they use their athletic journey as a learning ground for becoming the person they know they are capable of becoming. In this post, I will be highlighting 4 values of confident athletes along with their adversaries and asking you to consider how these are modeled in your life or the life of your athlete. ​

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How To Build Trust In Yourself

How amazing would it be if you could trade your self-doubt for trust so that at practice you can be excited, walk in confident, know what to focus to improve in your skills, and you leave feeling accomplished everyday. These 4 strategies for improving trust in your skills will help you do just that! ​

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10 Productivity Tips For Success

Learning how to be truly productive and manage my time with efficiency has been a process that I am continuing to refine daily. Today, I am excited to share with you my tips and tricks so you can get back to doing what you do best!​

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5 Steps for Competing Like You Practice

In this post, I will provide context and tips for athletes who want to take their practice game to competition consistently. After reading this post, you will feel confident and excited because you will learn how to create a plan for competition which will allow you to enter performance-day mentally ready for success. At the end, I will provide you with a resource that will help you step into every competition energized and ready to mentally win!

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How To Build Unshakable Confidence

Why do the most talented athletes feel like they never perform good enough, worry about letting others down, and allow fear to steal their confidence in games? In this post, I cover what confidence is and how it contributes to success as an athlete, how to overcome the pressure of expectations from others and create self-confidence, as well as ways to assess performance so energy and motivation remain high.

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How To Help Your Child Balance Team Expectations In Competition

Mentally preparing for competition is tough, especially when trying to combat the perfectionist ideals and expectations of teams and coaches. The secret to trading pre-competition anxiety with excitement and confidence is turning those expectations into helpful goals your child can use to perform their best. In this post, I will share 3 tips to prepare you for helping your child balance their team’s need to win with goals that will allow them to go into competition with less stress, excited to perform their best without fear of rejection.

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3 STRATEGIES OF THE MENTAL GAME PLAN FOR SUCCESS

At the core of my teachings is the: THE MENTAL GAME PLAN FOR SUCCESS which includes 3 strategies, CONFIDENCE, FOCUS, & FUN. For each strategy, I share current challenges that hold athletes back, what they can do instead, and how parents can support them.

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5 BELIEFS OF A CONFIDENT PERFECTIONIST

Perfectionist beliefs get in the way of you reaching your ‘full potential’. They cause you to feel like you are never enough and always falling short. In this post, I uncover 5 beliefs confident perfectionists hold that allows them to unleash their potential and use their natural awesomeness to their advantage. ​

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HOW TO HELP YOUR ATHLETE SET GOALS IN THE NEW YEAR

Athletes know what they want and where they want to be, but not necessarily how to get there. Each new year offers the incredible opportunity for you to support your child’s performance by helping them get clear on what it is that they truly want and create a path to achieve it.​

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How to Get Mentally Prepared to Compete

After months of preparation which seemed to last forever, the countdown is on for the first competition of the season and fears may be starting to take over. Competition day does not have to be filled with nerves … today I am sharing my top 5 mental game tips for making the butterflies work for you on competition day. By putting these into practice, you can simply show up and have fun dominating your performance!

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