How to Focus when Coach is Yelling
In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Mark about dealing with coaches who constantly yell instructions during games.
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What can you do if your athlete is highly confused by a coach that wants to yell constant instructions during games?
Mark wrote in and said:
“How do athletes handle coaches that constantly yell instructions during the game? This appears like it distracts or confuses athletes more than it helps…”
Are these valid instructions being yelled?
How can you focus when you are distracted by coach’s instructions?
Watch the video below to learn Dr. Cohn’s mental game tips about what happens when coaches constantly yell things from the sidelines during competition:
Related: How Athletes Cope With Internal And External Distractions
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