Edward A. Schechtman, PhD
As you watch performances between equally skilled individuals, you can easily see which of them has superior mental skills. These skills make the difference that maximizes performance outcomes. They are the techniques that enable a performer to get into an Optimal Level of Arousal, a State of Flow, a Zone of Peak Performance: To psych up for competition or to calm down when too nervous.
These skills enable competitors to be Mentally Tough, to recover quickly from errors and other disappointments during a performance, and to avoid "choking" under pressure.
We are Not Born with these skills, we must Learn and Practice them. They are as essential to a comprehensive training program as physical skills and mechanics.
You have a Physical Skills Coach . . . you need a Mental Skills Coach to keep you fully competitive and to help you to achieve the best possible outcomes in your game.