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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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...

You'll Never Believe What NFL Teams Ask Prospects During Their Combine Interviews

The NFL Combine kicks off this week, meaning hundreds of NFL prospects will spend the majority of their time in Indianapolis having every inch of th...

How to Develop a Successful Mindset for a Youth Athlete

It's no secret...The concept of youth athlete development is at it's most intense period in history. Developing your child as a student and an athlete...

Can The Dweck Mindset Method Help Your Kids Be Better Athletes?

Introducing the Mindset Model by Carol Dweck The Dweck Mindset Model was developed by Professor Carol Dweck PhD, a world-renowned Stanford University...

4 Reasons Why Multi-Sport Athletes Are Better and More Attractive to College Coaches

I never hear a collegiate coach say "I hate my multi-sport athletes." It's the opposite, they LOVE THEM! Here's 4 reasons why the multi-sport athlete is...

62 High School Athletes Identify the Most Embarrassing Sport Parent Behaviors

Being a sports parent of a student athlete can be a lot of work, but the joys of watching your child cross that finish line or score that goal far...

A Better Way for Coaches to End Practice

How does Mental Toughness grow if we end practice early? The secret to success is the ability of one more. When we are tired and fatigued, the key is to...

Why Fun Should Be the Focus of Youth Sports

I think it is safe to assume that the STACK.com readers get it. The benefits of physical activity in youth are universally well known and accepted in...

Your Kid Sucks at Sports. 5 Reasons Why That's OK

All sports parents dream of watching their sons or daughters accomplish incredible feats on the field of play. To some, that means catching a touc...

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