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Playing Golf with Gratitude and No Regrets

This is a letter from a "former" golfer who no longer can play, but who has reflected on his years in golf and would like the rest of us to consider approaching the game with gratitude and no regrets. Dear Younger Me: *I can’t play golf anymore. I tried to swing the club the other [...]

2020-04-05T15:58:38+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Mental Training|Comments Off on Playing Golf with Gratitude and No Regrets

Nerves? Bring ’em On!! Managing Butterflies!

Invite em. Don't fight em. Huh? Letting that rush of adrenaline making you nauseous? Turn it into Rocket Fuel! TENSE?? Get MORE tense. Then try to breathe. Really. Try it! To figure out what the heck we're talking about. Read Erika Carlson's blog Managing the Butterflies for solid tips on what to do with those pre-game jitters. [...]

2020-04-05T16:04:19+00:00By |Erika Carlson's Blog, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, Sport Psychologist, Sport Psychology|Comments Off on Nerves? Bring ’em On!! Managing Butterflies!

Calling All Perfectionists!

Frustrated all the time?   This might be why.... Is this you? High expectations for yourself Very competitive Good student Talented athlete Work to please others (parents, coaches) Worry (excessively at times) about making mistakes Put A LOT of pressure on self Hard time mentally recovering from mistakes Easily frustrated If this sounds like you, [...]

2020-04-05T16:06:02+00:00By |Erika Carlson's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, MTI Blog|Comments Off on Calling All Perfectionists!

3 Things Athletes Shouldn’t Say to Themselves. What U think matters!

Erika Carlson has worked for 13 years in the field of Sport Psychology. The number one thing she's learned is this. What you think, matters. So, here's the question. Is managing thoughts and emotions natural for a passionate, gifted athlete? There are a few common thoughts that get in the way of consistently good performance. To [...]

2020-04-05T16:06:34+00:00By |Erika Carlson's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Sport Psychologist, Sport Psychology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Things Athletes Shouldn’t Say to Themselves. What U think matters!

Mental Toughness Program Adopted by the USTA

What if every player in your tennis academy had their own mental toughness program? And more significantly, what if the players could easily track their progress, your coaches could provide oversight, and they could all do it from their PHONES!? Sound too good to be true? It's not - we built it for the USTA (and now [...]

2020-04-05T16:06:58+00:00By |CAP Program, Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, MentalApp, Sport Psychology|Comments Off on Mental Toughness Program Adopted by the USTA

Fear of Failure? Or is it the Fear of Failing?

Fear of Failure or is it the Fear of Failing? Mike Margolies CMT® Fear of Failure The difference between Fear of failure and Fear of failing. FEAR can be scary; it can definitely hold athletes back from accomplishing many great things. Fear is failure can be about not wanting to fail at anything you do, [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:54+00:00By |Mental Coach, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, MentalApp, Mike's Blog, MTI Blog, Sport Psychology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fear of Failure? Or is it the Fear of Failing?

Performance Anxiety

I get really nervous before the game, what’s wrong with me? By: Mike Margolies, MA, CMT® Is this you? Do you get so nervous prior to a game that your performance is negatively impacted? I hear this a lot from the athletes I’ve helped over the last 35 years. It is the most common complaint [...]

2016-03-15T19:34:29+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, Mike's Blog, MTI Blog, Sport Psychology|Comments Off on Performance Anxiety

Stop Slumps Before They Start

Stop Slumps Before They Start By: Sarah Frey, MS., CMT & Dr. Bob Neff, CMT Frustration. Exhaustion. Stress. Despair. If you’ve ever been in a performance slump or felt stuck in a rut, these are undoubtedly some emotions you’ve experienced. You can now rest easy because performance slumps are not only something you can overcome, [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:54+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, MTI Blog, Sarah's Blog, Sport Psychology|Comments Off on Stop Slumps Before They Start

Understanding Underperformance

Understanding Underperformance By: Sarah Frey, MS, CMT Wouldn’t it be great if we could all perform in competition as well as we do in practice? One of the biggest hurdles we face when it comes time to ‘step up to the plate,’ is managing our feelings of stress, nervousness, and anxiety. So what if we [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:54+00:00By |Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, MTI Blog, Sarah's Blog, Sport Psychologist, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Underperformance