Basketball is a transition sport that requires athletes to be committed mentally and physically on both sides of the ball. Games are often determined in the final few possessions of play, therefore one’s ability to remain calm yet confident when closing out a game is critical.
To play at their best, basketball players must train their mind to effectively focus on the task at hand, maintain optimal levels of intensity, and remain emotionally centered while on the court.
Unfortunately, players can become their own worst enemy, doubting their own game and getting in their own heads when taking shots or making plays. This cycle often continues, and self-confidence and belief in one self begins to dwindle – as a result, the coach may lose trust in a player and playing time suffers.
Here at CEP Mindset, we work with basketball players to train the inner voice in their head to effectively manage self-doubt and performance anxiety. We most commonly help with: