Matt Boni on the Mental Game of Motocross

Matt Boni was Dr. Cohn’s first motocross mental coaching student. In a recent interview, Matt Boni, National MX Champion, talks about the mental game of motocross and his experience with racing psychology expert Dr. Cohn. In the interview Boni answered: How does your mental game impact your racing? BONI: The mental game of motocross is very important. It controls everything. You can have the best equipment, you can spend the most money on trainers, you can be in the best … Boost Confidence

4 Mental Keys for MX Starts


Motocross starts are the race within the race of motocross. In no other sport do you have 40 or so competitors hauling into the first turn with the engine throttle wide open to be the hole shot winner. To win the hole shot takes guts, courage, a confidence, and a fearless mindset. Although grabbing the hole shot does not guarantee a moto win, it certainly helps you get one step closer to it. Rick Johnson said that there are two … Boost Confidence

Do You Put Other Racers on the Podium?

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Do you pay more attention to other ranked racers in the field that have had success? Do you compare yourself to other riders when you get to the track? If you answered yes, then you are a candidate for psyching yourself out of the race. Psych-outs are usually self-induced based on your paying too much attention to other riders. It happens in all sports —rookies or younger athletes worry too much about the competition instead of what they need to … Boost Confidence

Tune Up Your MX Mind


It’s race time and all the intense preparation is over. You have trained hard, are confident with your pre-moto practice, have set up your bike for the track, and studied the track to find the fastest lines. You have done everything to prepare for the moto, but suddenly as you sit on the start line for your moto to start, a little voice in your head starts to question your ability and cause you to think about the fast guys … Boost Confidence

What is Racing Psychology?

Discover how to quickly sharpen your race focus, boost confidence, and stay in control on the track! Dr. Patrick J. Cohn, race psychology expert, helps racers in all motor sports to improve mental toughness for racing to reach peak performance. Please browse our mental training programs for auto racers, motorcycle racers, and motocross racers. You can also browse our racing psychology articles for racers. Dr. Cohn provides peak performance strategies for motocross, auto, and motorsports racers. Learn how to improve … Boost Confidence

Ronnie Tiscnor: Mental Toughnesss for Motocross

Motocross and auto racing mental training expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, at helps NASCAR, Motocross, and motorcycle racers improve performance and lap times by boosting mental preparation, focus, and confidence on race day. Learn motocross and auto racing coaching techniques and strategies. In today’s mental training session for racers, Dr. Cohn is joined by Ronnie Tiscnor, professional motocross coach and trainer, to discuss the importance of mental toughness in motocross. Listen to this podcast on “mental toughness for motocross” and learn racing … Boost Confidence