trouble staying relaxed
So first of all I was born with mild CP. It mainly effects my fine motor skills in my hands and my speech.
Anyways..The problem is I'm actually on a college Rowing team and in rowing, you have to follow the people in front of you, EXACTLY and in time. When in a race situation, I have trouble staying relaxed and in time. I get too overexcited, it's hard not to when I'm supposed to be racing as hard as possible. When Im relaxed, Im told Im a very good rower, and very strong. Sometimes I can do it, but most of the time I feel like I have trouble. My coaches, have taken to the approach to tell me to just stay in time and get my **** together, which is fair because they've seen me do it before. The problem is that i'm not very consistant and I think it might be more complex then 'just doing it'. So Im just trying to look for different answers..
I guess my question is how do you keep calm and in control when you get overexcited?