Resources for Athletes
You are an athlete. You want to get the best possible performance from your talent and hard work. You have good physical skills, impressive tactical knowledge, and excellent fitness. But have you trained your mind?
CC-AASP services offers athletes at all levels of sport participation an opportunity to add mental skills to your physical ones. For example, you can learn to set effective goals, deal with wins and losses, be a leader, concentrate better, be more confident, stay composed under pressure, and enjoy your experiences in sport. Such skills are trainable and controllable, and when executed, they can significantly increase the likelihood that your performance will improve.
The information contained in this website will offer strategies you can use as you work toward your sport goals. You might find that while you learn helpful strategies, additional assistance may be needed. Working with a CC-AASP can be a fun and rewarding experience. Not only will you learn skills to assist you in sport, they can be used in many life situations beyond sport.
- Find Your Zone
- Cue Statements: Staying Focused at Critical Times
- Glass is Half-Full Thinking
- Pain Tolerance in Sport
- Light-Switch Mentality
- The 3 C’s of Being a Captain
- Playing Pressure Points
- Principles of Effective Goal Setting
- Know Thyself: Enhancing Self-Awareness
- Sport Imagery Training
- Overcoming Performance Errors with Resilience
- Procrastination and Student-Athletes
- Dealing With Anger in Competition
- Developing the Practice Intensity Habit
- How To Choose a Sport Psychology Consultant (PDF)
- Could I Be Hazing? A Definition and Positive Initiation Ideas
Mental Training Tip of the Month
Focus on your Strengths
Take stock of your mental game: What are your weapons or strengths? What needs improvement?
- Complete a mental skills quiz.
- Rely on your strengths when you compete.
- Develop a plan to improve other mental skills (follow our monthly tips to learn how to do this).