On Soccer Psychology Insights, mental game experts Jaki Hitzelberger, MA & Dr. Patrick Cohn will teach you cutting-edge mental game strategies to find the zone faster and improve your mental game. If you want to get the most out of your soccer performance, you’ve come to the right place. Learn how to regain your confidence in games and focus on what's important to your success. Here, you’ll learn how to: Use your mind as an asset in games, how to prepare mentally before games and get the most our of your skills, how to trust in the skills you practice during games, and how to focus on the right performance cues instead of distractions.
About Your Hosts:
Jaki Hitzelberger has her Masters in Mental Health Counseling and specializes in sports psychology. She was a 4 year collegiate scholarship soccer player and has worked with high school, collegiate, and pro athletes on their mental game. Jaki is a certified Mental Game Coaching Professional through Peak Performance Sports. As the director of Peak Performance Sports, Jaki is head of marketing, program design, research, and membership programs.
Dr. Patrick Cohn is a sports psychology expert at Peak Performance Sports with over 20 year of experience. Dr. Cohn works with athletes and teams worldwide from a variety of sport backgrounds including soccer players and coaches. As the president and founder of Peak Performance Sports (Orlando, Florida), Dr. Patrick J. Cohn is dedicated to instilling confidence and composure, and teaching effective mental game skills to help athletes, teams, and corporate professionals perform at maximum levels.
How To Feel Confident Before Games [Podcast]
Welcome to episode 5 of Soccer Psych Insights. In this episode I interview Brazilian Soccer Coach, Eder Guimaraes on how to feel confident before soccer games. Eder talks about how to visualize success, focus on small achievable goals, and anticipate challenges.
Why Is Mental Toughness Important? [Podcast]
On this episode, Jaki Hitzelberger, MA is interviewed by Performance Coach Gary Christopher, owner of Athletic Performance Academy. Gary and Jaki talk about the importance of mental toughness for soccer players. Confidence, composure, focus, and intensity are imperative for soccer players to reach their peak.
How To Play Aggressive in Every Soccer Game
We know that when players perform fearlessly in one game and not another, that their mentality is likely holding them back. In this podcast, we talk about what causes players to play tentatively and avoid taking risks on the field. Learn mental strategies that will help you take your game to the next level!
Do You Try Too Hard To Score Goals in Soccer Games?
In this session we discuss why soccer players who focus too much on trying to score, have a difficult time performing. We know that successful soccer players focus on the process and not on end results, such as scoring or winning. Listen to this episode to learn how to stay confident, composed, and focused in games.
Get Mentally Focused Before Soccer Games
Soccer psychology podcast! Jaki Hitzelberger and Dr. Cohn discuss the top distractions that interfere with focus in soccer. Most soccer players know how to psychically prepare for soccer games, but lack the mental skills to feel prepared mentally. Having a routine that will help you get focused is just as important as running and stretching before soccer games.
Stay Confident After Big Losses In Soccer
Welcome to episode 10 of Soccer Psychology Insights, your mental training podcast. On this episode, Jaki Hitzelberger, MA and Dr. Patrick Cohn talk about how to keep confidence after big losses, setbacks, and failures. Many soccer players dwell on losses and allow missed opportunities to hurt their confidence. Athletes are renown for being hard on themselves, which can have both a positive and negative affect on their performance.