Get Your Head in the Game: Anxiety, Choking and Sport Performance

Thursday January 18, 2018, 7:15 – 8:30

Louis Bay 2nd Library and Community Center,  345 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

John E. Macri, Ph.D., a clinical and sport psychologist, from New Jersey Clinical and Sport Psychology in Ridgewood, NJ will present on the impact anxiety has on sport performance. This free workshop will address the following areas:

  • Explain the biological and cognitive underpinnings of anxiety

  • Review of the current literature on being excited or anxious during sport participation

  • Address the positive and negative aspects of anxiety

  • Demonstrate how performance can vary as a function of pressure.

  • Gain greater understanding on what it means to “choke” under pressure during sport participation