Directions: A number of statements that athletes have used to describe their feelings before competition are given below. Read each statement and then choose the appropriate number to indicate how you feel right now – at this moment. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any one statement, but choose the answer which describes your feelings right now.


1 = not at all       2 = somewhat     3 = moderately so     4 = very much so

I am concerned that I may not do as well in this competition as I could:

I feel self-confident:

I’m confident I can meet the challenge:

I am concerned about choking under pressure:

I’m confident about performing well:

I’m concerned about performing poorly:

I’m confident because I mentally picture myself reaching my goal:

I’m concerned that others will be disappointed with my performance:

I’m confident of coming through under pressure: