Are You Mentally Tough?

The first step in your mental training is to look inside and do a self-assessment of your mental toughness. You may have already identified mental game weaknesses that affect your performance. We hope that we can help you identify all your areas of improvement and develop strategies to maximize your performance.

Directions: Check the item that applies to you.

 You do not have well-defined goals or goal specificity. You lack direction.
 You perform better in practice during competition.
 You are so self-conscious; you worry about what others think about your game.
 You maintain many self-doubts about your sport before or during games.
 You worry about letting others down by not performing up to others expectations
 You are too self-conscious and worried about how others may perceive you.
 Pre-game jitters do not go away after the first few minutes into the competition.
 You are motivated by fear of failure and it affects your performance in competition.
 You are not sure why you play your sport or let others be your source of motivation.
 You are motivated by external rewards, accolades, recognition, or praise.
 You attach your self-worth to how well you perform in sports.
 You lose focus or have mental lapses during critical times of the game.
 Your routines are not well defined or lack mental focus in routine.
 You go through the motions physically without mental focus in routine
 You are not excited enough or are too excited to perform your best in competition.
 You are distracted by things that go on around you in your environment.
 You have doubts or negative thoughts before, during, or after competition.
 Post-injury you cannot perform the way you did pre-injury even when 100% physically recovered.
 When performing well you may sabotage your performance with a comfort zone (protect your lead) or expectations that limit your ability to press forward.
 You become easily frustrated because of high expectations.
 You cannot perform with freedom or trust in times of adversity or pressure.
 You work on mechanics or technique even when competing.
 You do not concentrate in the here and now or focus only on execution.
 You think too much about consequences of your performance, good or bad.
 You overanalyze mistakes (technique) and thus think too much about technique.
 You suffer from low self-confidence or self-esteem.
 You limit your performance with negative self-labels such as “I am a choker.”
 You have trouble forgetting or letting go of bad past performances.
 You are frequently disappointed with your performance and wish it was better.
 You have a burning desire to be the best ever at your sport or just want to know how to improve your mental game.

If you checked one or more of the items listed above, consider taking an AMAP (Athletes Mental Aptitude Profile). The AMAP is a comprehensive assessment of your mental approach to your sport, which identifies strengths and weaknesses.

Once you complete the AMAP, a Mental Game Specialist will meet with you to discuss how to improve your mental toughness and get the mental advantage of your competition. Isn’t that what every athlete wants?

Contact us today and start your free AMAP mental game summary.