Pressure in sports is a very common thing to experience. When people can’t control this pressure or move past it, it often gets in the way of their athletic performance and potential success level. Sometimes this feels like life or death scenarios in which the athlete either delivers what is expected or suffers extreme consequences. If you often feel this way before a game, event, or meet, here are some tips to help you get past the pressure and feel good about your game.
Think About “Pressure” Differently
Redirect your thoughts on pressure into something positive. Instead of thinking about the pressure you feel as a potential for failure, think about your potential for success and achievement. Embrace the moment as well as you can and, by doing this, think about the situa