Need advice on basketball anxiety
Hey gang – in as few words as possible, here’s my issue: when I play basketball, for whatever reason, I don’t allow myself to play as well as I can. When I shoot, rather than following through and using regular form, my muscles tense up and my mind takes over, forcing me not to follow through like normal and miss. The same goes for dribbling. I believe this is comes from performance anxiety, but I don’t know how to get over it and just play the game. When I’m practicing or playing some half court games, I do just fine. As soon as I play 5 on 5 though, or any type of serious full court game, my talent takes a huge hit. All help would be appreciated, thank you.