Many athletes have trouble trusting their skills in competition because they are still in a practice mindset, rather than a performance mindset. They worked hard during training, attended practices, and worked with coaches but are unable to apply what they learned in practice to competition.
Remember that your athletes should now perform instead of practice. They should embrace a performance mindset and focus on making the best of what they have learned in practice. This means trusting their preparation and just going for it. It doesn’t help to continue to work on or master skills just before a game or competition. You want athletes to trust in their skills and training.
Check out the Mental Game Coaching Professional course for more information on coaching the mental game.