Mental Skill: Routines and Coping


How do you prepare yourself for a big presentation, competition, performance, exam, or interview?

Having a go-to can help you regulate anxiety, boost confidence, and perform at your best.

This video will introduce the key elements of performance routine and coping from sport and performance psychology.


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