Sports Psych Articles

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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How Athletes Can Overcome a Fear of Failure

I stayed awake in the middle of the night, not because I didn't want to sleep, but because I couldn't stop thinking about the opportunity I was about to...

5 Things Athletes Need to Know About Talent

Five Things Talented Young Athletes Need to Know Today's quest to reach the pinnacle of any given sport is a monumental task for any talented young...

Why Every Athlete Should Read 'The Power of Now'

Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now is "a guide to spiritual enlightenment" as the book leads readers on a journey to find peace in the present moment th...

3 Ways to Elevate Your Golf Mental Game

Golf is a game that we commonly think is played on a 300 yard fairway. In reality its, however, often its played across a six-inch space between your...

4 Things Every Sports Parent Should Do After a Game

Parenting an athlete. Sounds fun and simple, right? Just get them to practice on time, eat well, sleep enough, and cheer them on from the stands....

The Psychological Issue Behind Jon Lester's Inability to Throw to First Base

Besides being known as one of the best pitchers in baseball, Cubs ace Jon Lester is known for his inability to throw to first base. He has a history...

5 Tips to Improve Your Mental Game on the Football Field

Everyone witnessed the Patriots incredible victory in Super Bowl LI to beat the Atlanta Falcons– but not many people know about the amazing cognitive...

4 Ways to Develop a Winning Mindset

A common quote thrown around the sporting community is: "Sport is 10% physical and 90% mental." You might argue (and make a valid point) that this quote...

3 Sport Psychology Hacks That Can Help Prevent Injuries

Adrienne Langelier, MA Sport Psychology Consultant April 2017 Injuries are painful. Injuries are unfortunate. Injuries never happen at a good time....

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...

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