How to Cope with Prerace Jitters

Racing psychology expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, at helps NASCAR, Motocross, and motorcycle racers improve performance and lap times by boosting composure, focus, and racing confidence on race day. Learn mental racing strategies and tips for motocross and auto racing.

In today’s psychology of racing session, I help a racer cope with prerace jitters before a race.

I answer the following mental game of racing question:

“How do I not get tight in a race? I am always faster than other racers in practice and before the race, but prerace jitters make me feel weak. Then, I usually make more errors…”

Learn the top mental game of racing secrets to feel prepared for your next race. Many racers experience prerace jitters before performing.

Prerace jitters can be negative if those jitters cause tension and performance anxiety. Racers who experience negative prerace jitters may worry too much about the outcome of the race.

Jitters can be positive and can help prepare racers for the upcoming event.

Listen to this podcast on prerace jitters to learn more about how to mentally prepare for a race!

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