Mental Game of Racing

Racing Psychology Sessions with Dr. Cohn

Over the next few months, I will be answering racers questions on the mental game of racing via my new podcast for motocross and auto racers. If you want me to answer your question, please contact me at Sports Psychology for Racers and Athletes. In today’s racing psychology session, I introduce mental training in racing for motocross and auto racers. I answer the following mental game of racing question: “What is racing psychology and how can it help me improve … Boost Confidence

How Your Mindset Sabotages Performance

One of my biggest challenges for racers is the ability to bring their physical skills or ability to the track on race day. Do you look like a star in practice when it doesn’t really matter, but then under perform on race day because now it matters? If you answered “yes” this is the number one sign that your mind is getting in the way of your performance. You must have both confidence and trust to perform your best on … Boost Confidence

Are You Mentally Prepared for Racing?

I had a chance to spend 30 minutes on the phone with Mario Andretti to ask him about the importance of a good mental preparation and his mental game in racing. What a fun and enlightening interview. He was happy to share his experience with me on the importance of confidence, focus, desire, and teamwork in a racer’s success! Mario was a huge believer in mental preparation for racers. One area we talked about what his ability to anticipate challenges he … Boost Confidence

Are You Trying Too Hard on The Race Track?


Do you perform relaxed and tension-free in a practice but then race tense or scared in races or national events? This is a big sign that your mindset breakdowns when you go from practice to race situations. Why would your mind get in the way when you think the race really counts or is important to you? This could be from several reasons: Fear of failure Tension Doubt Self-intimidation In many cases, the pressure you put on your own racing … Boost Confidence