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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10 Unforgettable Moments When Young Athletes Made Their Parents Cringe

All parents want to be helpful and support their kids who play sports. But sometimes our little athletes do things that make us shake our heads. STA...

Great Moments in Pro Sports Teams Trolling Opponents

With so much seriousness around professional sports, sometimes it's nice just to have a little fun. "Trolling" is when a pro sports team takes som...

Mark Cuban Invests in Cognitive Training Leader Axon Sports

Axon Sports, the leading provider of cognitive training and assessment tools to athletes at the pro, college, and high school levels, recently cl...

3 Powerful Performance Psychology Techniques to Give You an Edge

In sports, the mental matters just as much as the physical. How many times do we see athletically gifted individuals flame out in the world of sports...

10 Signs You're a Horrible Sports Parent

All parents want to help and support their kids who play sports. And most are able to do so in ways that don't hinder others' enjoyment or put unn...

Workout Consistency: The Key to Improving Athlete Performance

Everyone is looking for the holy grail to improve athletic performance and maximize success. You can read articles with titles such as Why The Clean...

10 Ways You're Embarrassing Your Kids at Their Sporting Events

Your young athlete is dominating his or her sport. And you're there taking in every minute of their success. However, sometimes your passion for the...

How Stress Off the Field Can Lead to Injuries On the Field

When athletes sign up to play football, they know about the injury risks. However, some athletes don't know how stress off the field can cause them ...

3 Strategies to Reduce Stress and Increase Athletic Performance

Sometimes the most difficult opponent an athlete faces is stress. Armed with the ability to attack quickly and powerfully, stress can hinder an...

Q&A: How to Deal With a Tough Coach

Developing a youth athlete is an art. Coaches need to educate, instruct and encourage, while parents must support their young athlete's goals and ...

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