Losing feels awful but you know what feels worse? Under-performing.
Under-performing is a nice way to describe choking.
You know what it looks like; playing not to lose rather than playing to win. You also know how it feels; AWFUL!
What I find fascinating, is why. Why do athletes under-perform? Why do they become timid and play it safe when the game is on the line? Why do they hide rather than shine in big moments?
I believe it happens because athletes are overwhelmed with uncomfortable feelings. When the stakes go up, so does the pressure. So does the nerves, so does the fear of losing, so does the worry about what people will think.
They are in the eye of the storm, with feelings swirling around them, and they don't know what to do with those negative feelings.
What if I told you choking isn't necessary? What if I told you there's a remedy for under-performing? Just ask the athletes I've worked with, like Jack who plays basketball, Korey who plays volleyball, Zach who players hockey, and Ale who won a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
I teach athletes WHAT to do with HOW they FEEL. The storm is coming so they may as well learn to deal with it.
Contact me and let's get started.