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OSU Sports Medicine Corner

OSU Sports Medicine Corner

It’s Home Opener Month! 

Three Tips to Lose those Pre-Game Butterflies from Ohio State Sport Psychologist, Jen Carter, PhD

 

 

1. Execute an individualized pre-performance routine. Each athlete needs a consistent routine, including sleep, nutrition, and warm-up. Some athletes benefit from mentally rehearsing and preparing (imagery), and others benefit from complete distraction (TV, movies, reading, studying). Some athletes like to be high energy and some like to be calmer. Some need to listen to music and others need to joke around.
 
2. Diaphragmatic/Belly Breathing
 
3. Repeat a Trigger Word (A word or phrase about the task at hand, like “Quick and loose” or “Stay low” or “Smile” or “Aggressive”)
 
Don’t know much about Sport Psychology? Here’s a quick overview:

To learn more, call 614-293-3600 or search “Sport Psychology” at go.osu.edu/machine. If you or your team would like to have our experts help your team with the elements that extend beyond the playing field, email sportsmedicine@osumc.edu
 
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