Sports Psych

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.

Latest in Sports Psych

Target your Standards, not your Social Status

Although we are all guilty of lacking focus on occasion, all too often student-athletes are more focused on social stature than actually raising the s...

Don't Specialize in a Sport, Specialize in Life

I get it, you want your kid to get a full scholarship to a D1 school and then get drafted by the pros. Scarcity kicks in and you realize that if yo...

How to Talk to Injured Athletes

It's every athlete's worst nightmare. The twist of an ankle, the buckling of a knee, or a pop within the shoulder can not only impact a player's ph...

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....

9 Ways to Make Time for Exercise

What is the No. 1 excuse for not exercising? Survey says: "Lack of time." But is it truly that we're too busy, or is it something deeper? Eac...