Fragile Confidence and Perfectionism in Volleyball

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In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert Dr. Patrick Cohn talks with Dr. Megan Melchiorre.

They discuss the psychology of volleyball and some of the challenges that volleyball players have.

Dr. Megan is the newest member of the Peak Performance Sports team. She is the lead mental coach specializing in working with youth and high school athletes in various sports.

Do you struggle with fragile self-confidence in games?

In this podcast, Dr. Cohn and Dr. Megan discuss:

When perfectionist volleyball players struggle with self-confidence and momentum changes in games.

COHN: Fragile self-confidence obviously is a real challenge for athletes because their confidence tends to go up and down like a yoyo.

COHN: We’re going to talk about perfectionists that tend to lose confidence quickly. In other words, they make a mistakes, mess up and then their confidence gets thrown out the window.

COHN: What do you see with perfectionists and either making mistakes or other things that rock their confidence?

Listen to this week's podcast to learn more about staying confident through momentum changes in games.

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