Managing focus involves controlling your attention and investing it into cues that help you perform your best. In sport, performance-relevant cues refer to elements of the sport/game that you must be paying attention to in order to do well such as technique, strategy, your opponent, the score, and teammates. Learning how to be aware of shifts in your attentions and creating cues to help bring yourself back into the game are critical to success.
There are many distractions that can get in the way of maintaining focus, both internally and externally. Internally we may be distracted by our own competitiveness, our concern about the outcome of the game, or our anxiety about performing our best. Externally we may be distracted by the large crowd, the weather, or conditions of the field. Becoming aware of and managing these distractions is an important part of effective focus-training. Sport and Performance Psychology of New York can teach you the process of focusing to help you improve your performance, involvement, and enjoyment in your endeavors.
Contact Sports and Performance Psychology of New York to learn how to improve focus and compete at your peak potential.