Athletes fail to succeed for two generalised reasons. 1. Their body fails them through injury of fatigue so they cannot continue to perform. 2. Their mind fails them; they lose their head and their performance goes with it.
- Focusing on success, or strategies toward success, for example the ideal technique
- Overcoming mental blocks, such as associations with failure or making mistakes
- Reinforcing positive thinking, motivation and self-belief
- Visualisations, using mental rehearsal
http://www.sportshypnosis.org.uk/ is a good site to visit for more information on sports hypnosis, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question.