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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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The Top 5 Best Athlete Friendships In Pro Sports

Rapper Whodini released the song "Friends" in 1984, with the classic opening line, "Friends, how many of us have them?"—later sampled on rapper Na...

How the Golden State Warriors Thrive on Team Motivation

The most effective coaches in the world motivate their players and create performance environments that allow their teams to thrive by addressing these...

Kevin Durant Finally Explains Why He Swore at Dion Waiters During Game 2 of the WCF

During Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder, the Internet was abuzz with a video of...

Why Youth Athletes Need More Free Play

I was lucky enough to spend my summers growing up at Camp Coniston, it was a YMCA summer camp where my mother was a Nurse. Basketball, tennis, horseback...

Andre Drummond Could Be Shooting Free Throws Underhand Next Season

Many things about Andre Drummond's game are a joy to watch. He's a rebounding machine. He's one of the most athletic big men the NBA has ever seen. ...

How to Stop Jet Lag From Ruining Your Sports Performance

If you have had to fly abroad, you know about jetlag and the time disorientation which you feel upon stepping off that plane. This disruption in your...

10 Things Sports Parents Should and Shouldn't Do

Sports parents, If you have an athlete, you know how tempting it is to morph into being one of those crazy parents on the sidelines. So before the...

5 Things Sports Parents Must Discuss With Their Athletes

Sports Parents: What You Need to Tell Your Kids. Your child is a master of their sport, but they remain to be molded by what they see. Every experience,...

Athletes: Why Belief in Yourself Leads to Positive Outcomes

Obviously, you are here because you want to become a better player. But in order to become a better payer, you need to become a better person by...

Why Confidence Isn't Always the Solution to Mental Toughness Problems

How many of us have been driving in an unfamiliar place, following the directions on our GPS, and we suddenly sensed that we were not quite in the right...

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