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Unexplained poor athletic performance is sometimes called “The Yips.” An athlete may have experienced profound success in their sport, and then suddenly, for no apparent reason, they begin struggling. One day, they are at the top of their game; the next day, they can’t seem to perform the basic skills they mastered years before.
Dr. Brooke Thompson, Exercise Science, GWU School of Psychology and Counseling, School of Preventive and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Sports Psychology
Office of University Communications, "GWU Offers Sports Psychology Course for Upcoming Fall Semester" (2014). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1405.