Christine Rickertsen

Christine Rickertsen

Christine Rickertsen is a mental training consultant currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. After receiving her master's degree in sport psychology, she started a consulting business designed to help athletes. She’s had the opportunity to work with an increasingly diverse population of athletes and teams. Visit her website at selfmadeathlete.wordpress.com.

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Prepare for Any Situation With Mental Sunscreen

Athletes are uniquely programmed to always expect perfection from themselves and nothing less from their teammates. No athlete goes into a game anti...

Dealing With the Pursuit of Perfection in Baseball

Perfect performance is unattainable in any sport. However, the pursuit of perfection is particularly challenging in baseball, considering that a 70%...

The Disconnect in Mental Training: Facts and Myths

After a tough loss, how often do you hear your coach preach messages like "be mentally tougher," "too many mental errors," "get out of your head,"...

How to Perform Better in Crunch Time

The struggles and strengths you experience as an athlete define how you approach your sport. That's why developing a mental game that fits your pers...

White-Line Fever: The Power of Preparation

"White-line fever"—i.e., a decrease in performance once competition starts—is all too common in baseball. At one point or another, almost eve...

What Fuels You: Develop a Mission Statement

Baseball is a grind. The season is long, the weeks are full, and the games take hours. Finding motivation can be a challenge for even the most eli...

Use Affirmation Statements to Raise Your Batting Average

If you're successful in only three out of every 10 at-bats, you're considered a great hitter. But since hits are relatively rare, it is vital to g...

"Trust Your Stuff" With a Pre-Performance Routine

More than any other player on the field, the pitcher plays a mental game. But no matter how much you prepare, doubts can creep in the second you ste...

Tips to Avoid Brain Drain and Mental Fatigue

For athletes, fatigue can set in from the extraordinary demands placed on emotional, physical and mental aspects of performance. In many ways, signs...

How Your Perception of Reality Affects Sports Performance

Playing sports can create a vast array of physical demands, mental challenges and emotional highs and lows. Although these aspects can draw you in...

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