Archive | May, 2016

How To Build Confidence In A Young Athlete

Over the years, I have counseled thousands of young athletes and their family members. These kids have participated in a wide range of sports including golf, tennis, baseball, wrestling, fencing, figure skating, soccer, basketball and football. In many instances, these kids are under the age of twelve. I developed the Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes […]

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Golf Tips: How To Calm Your Nerves On Every Tee Shot

Many golfers are nervous when they stand over the ball. Some are particularly anxious on the first tee. There are 21 things golfers can do to be relaxed, confident and focused when they stand over the ball. On Monday, June 13, at 7 PM in my New Jersey offices, I will teach golfers how to […]

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Golf Tips: Why Do You Suck At Golf?

Nervous on the first tee? Choking on short putts? Losing to golfers you should beat? Dreaming about winning your club championship? Are you a champ on the range, but a chump on the course? Do you get nervous in tournaments? Are you trying desperately to get a college scholarship or make it on one of […]

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Golf Tips: 101 Reasons Why You Suck At Golf

Free Seminar Led By Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. Psychotherapist, Author, Founder www.StayInTheZone.com Named One Of America’s Top Mental Gurus By Golf Digest Magazine          Believe it or not there are more than one hundred reasons you struggle with golf and why your handicap is not where you would like it to be. […]

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Tennis Tip: Want A Better Serve?

My good friend, colleague and fine tennis instructor, Lisa Dodson,  has an interesting device to help master the motion for the tennis serve. Check out these videos:  

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Sports Psychology For Tennis Players In NJ, NY, CT, PA

Announcing  A Free Sport Psychology Seminar For Tennis Players, Tennis, Coaches And Parents Of  Top Players Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. Psychotherapist, Author, Founder, www.StayInTheZone.com Tired of losing to players you should beat? Having difficulty closing out matches? Do you get nervous at the start of matches or in between points? Hoping for a college scholarship […]

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Golf Tips: How To Hit Your Lob Wedge

My pal and golf instructor, Jon Manos of  Bergen County, New Jersey, gave me a simple and useful tip for hitting the lob wedge. “It is very rare that you will need a full swing with that club, ” John said during a recent practice session. Golfers know how useful this club can be in […]

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Matt Harvey’s Pitching Slump: Can It Be Fixed?

Matt Harvey is off to a bad start for a pitcher with his stuff and his talent. This kind of “pitching slump” is not uncommon for baseball players at all levels. When pitchers can’t throw strikes, the ball feels uncomfortable in their hand.  Their legs don’t feel right and the strike zone seems very small […]

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Sports Psychology: How To Build Self Confidence In Just Three Hours

     Who Needs To Be More Confident?       After almost thirty years in practice, a wide range of people have come to see me to build their self confidence.  My patients have included Olympic Gold Medalists, Golf Pros, Tennis Pros, Gymnasts, World Class Fencers, Mixed Martial Artists, Boxers, Wrestlers, Baseball Players, Figure […]

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How To Break A Hitting Slump In Just One Hour

This time of year, I get lots of calls from players, parents of players and coaches regarding hitting slumps. Over the years, I have helped professionals, minor leaguers, college players, high school baseball players and little leaguers to end hitting slumps. A slump can be quite frustrating.  Many of the baseball players who come to see […]

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