Sports Psych

With the knowledge that sports performance is influenced as much by psychological as by physical factors, athletes at nearly all levels of competition engage in mental training. Sport psychology skills are used to address performance-related issues regarding preparation, motivation, thought patterns, focus and confidence. Psychological skill training can include formulating and executing strategies related to goal setting, relaxation, imagery and self-talkā€”all major components of mental acuity in sports. Sport psychology is instrumental in several aspects of performance, including recovery from injury, controlling stressful situations, pre-game routines and rituals, pre-game nerves and anxiety, dealing with losses, and managing success and fame. Learn about latest sport psychology strategies from the nation's top experts and elite athletes.

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In an Attempt to Inspire His Players, Marlins Manager Don Mattingly Had a Cinder Block Smashed on His Chest

To get his team pumped up for their Spring Training game Wednesday, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly went to extreme measures. He didn't give the...

By: Rob Scott

How Your Mood Can Affect Your Sports Performance

Every good athlete knows that it takes more than physical stamina to succeed. Along with developing your muscles, reflexes and physical capabilities,...

By: Gary Moller

How Flotation Therapy Improves Recovery

What if I told you there was a recovery process that elite level athletes are doing to help push their performance to a new level that you probably...

By: John Papp

Prevent Procastination From Ruining You Workouts and Performance

Procrastination: Tips for Changing This Common Behavior Delaying Progress On and Off the Field By Jim Carpentier, CSCS In sports, rain delays, travel...

By: Jim Carpentier

Many Elite Basketball Players Possess These 3 Key Mental Skills

Tall. Fast. Quick. Strong. Explosive. Incredible wing-span. Absurd vertical jump. Basketball players, especially those in the NBA, are absolutely "freak...

By: Josh Freedland