Lionel Messi in soccer, Tom Brady in football, Mr. October Reggie Jackson in baseball, Michael Jordan in basketball, Patrick Roy in Hockey… What do these athletes have in common? They are all clutch players who have come through under pressure more than most. Now, you may think that athletes like this are just blessed with Read More.
Trouble with video? Click Here To Watch on Youtube Transcript: Like a race car is designed to drive, your mind is designed to think. When coaches and others give you well-intentioned advice to “stop over thinking,” they don’t realize how futile this directive is. How do you stop over thinking? I guess you could go Read More.
Let me remind you from my first pressure tip that pressure affects ALL athletes negatively, even world-class athletes. It tenses you up and hurts your ability to think strategically. If you want to perform better, you want to minimize those effects, right? Why do us athletes feel pressure in the first place? What is pressure Read More.
Today I’ve got Technique #4 for How to perform brilliantly under pressure. Have you gotten the idea from me yet that the key to performing under pressure is to prepare for and practice mental skills BEFORE you ever get to the pressure situation? I’m still amazed that in this day and age there are athletes Read More.
The college experience is, in many cases, the most important four years in our children’s lives, as it will shape their personal and professional direction for a lifetime. That being said, securing admission to a college or university that best match a student’s desires, strengths, and aspirations is essential. Student-athletes bring a unique quality to Read More.
Coach Nye Talks Hockey… The ‘How To’ to better development of a hockey player can be very complicated. There are so many off ice hockey instructions and exercises out there we wonder who to believe. When I am speaking to young hockey players I always suggest keeping things to the basic movements in hockey which Read More.
In plain language, sports psychologists are coaches who consult and train athletes on improving their mental game. This new type of coaching only began in the 1970’s and has quickly bloomed into a huge part of the sports world. Professional sports teams often employ sports psychologists to help even the highest level athletes reach their Read More.
“Hello, this is Craig Sigl, how can I help you?” I said as I answered the phone. The sports mom on the other end of the line went on to tell me about her 15 year old daughter who plays softball for club and high school. She went on to tell me how she has Read More.
“From Rage to Riches or … …how to go from the guy who kicks dirt and water coolers, throws helmets, and breaks bats, to a collegiate first string all conference clean up hitter batting over .400″ Three years ago a young man was recommended to the program I conduct for college baseball players. Standard practice Read More.
This past weekend, in American Football, we saw an amazing comeback by the Seattle Seahawks over the Greenbay Packers. It was almost miraculous. With the game having only 5 minutes to go, I actually told my friend that the game is over and the Seahawks have lost. (We are in Seattle so it was quite Read More.