Psychological techniques can be used to help people perform more effectively— this concept represents a major focus of sport psychology throughout its history. Psychological Skills Training, including, Arousal Regulation, Imagery, Self-Confidence, Goal Setting, and Concentration, provides the coach and the athlete with a choice of “tools” to apply in a given situation. Our chief focus is on teaching students how psychological skills can be trained or developed in sport and exercise participants.
How are psychological techniques used to help people perform more effectively?
The chief focus of the prior four weeks centered on teaching how psychological skills can be trained or developed in sport and exercise participants.
By using the tools discussed in weeks 1-4 individuals can use the power of their mind to build mental toughness and take sport performance to new levels.
Have you ever wondered why athletes with so much talent never come close to reaching their potential, while other athletes with far less athletic ability achieve great success?
Many experts believe that sport performance is 75% -90% mental. This gives a clear indication that athletes who are better prepared mentally are the ones that are successful. As sports continue to evolve, it will be even more important for athletes to spend more time training their minds.