Manage episode 207430865 series 77892
In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert Dr. Patrick Cohn talks with Dr. Megan.
Dr. Megan is new at Peak Performance Sports. She is the lead mental coach specializing in working with youth and high school athletes in various sports.
In this podcast, they will answer a question from one of our readers...
"How do you help players cope with mistakes and keep their head in the game so they can continue to play confidently?"
COHN: We know that athletes tend to unravel and have challenges with mistakes, especially young athletes. They tend to beat themselves up and be self-critical.
COHN: Perfectionist athletes are the ones that really struggle with mistakes...
MEGAN: Perfectionists, like those I've coached, have very high expectations and they are very self-critical of the way that they play and what they do during performance.
COHN: What happens to them mentally after they make mistakes? What are the challenges associated with post mistakes? Do they get frustrated? Do they over analyze? Do they start critiquing? Do they look at coach?
What happens then?
Listen to this week's podcast to learn what mental game tips Dr. Cohn and Dr. Megan give to athletes about how they can let go of mistakes and still play effectively.
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