The dreaded mental block. Something all coaches, parents, and athletes hope they never have to encounter. While mental blocks can be very frustrating for everyone involved, there are different ways to help diminish the effects of mental blocks on athlete performance.
The term mental block refers to the concept of an athlete being hesitant or fearful of performing a particular skill, whether that be tumbling, stunting, or other various skills. There are many different ways that mental blocks can develop, it is important to understand the source of the block in order to be able to reverse it. Potential causes of mental blocks include:
Thankfully, there are various strategies that can be used to help curb the block, including the following:
Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is compiled from a variety of professional sources as well as the author's own experiences. The information should NOT be used in place of a visit to your healthcare provider or used to disregard any advice provided by your healthcare provider.