Anxiety in Sport

Learn tools to use with anxiety in athletic field.

Anxiety in SportAnxiety in sport arena is a real phenomenon.

Anyone who has participated in a competitive sport at any level has likely experienced performance anxiety at one point or another.  We also know that it is not unique to sports.  It also occurs in such activities as public speaking, and even performing in a school play.  The setting may be different, but the principles are the same.

Simply speaking, anxiety is a physiological response; a complex interaction between our body and our brain. When we are playing a sport and trying to execute some complex series of movements, it can impair performance.  If you, your child or someone you coach is  “choking” under pressure, anxiety may be the root of the problem.  Anxiety is a complex topic, but you can learn some tools to overcome performance anxiety in sport or any situation.

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Dr. Richard Temple, Ph.D., ABSP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist
Board-Certified Sport Psychologist - American Board of Sport Psychology

706-B W. Ben White Blvd., Suite 120-B Austin, TX 78704