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[RESOLVED!] How Does Sport Psychology Affect Athletic Performance?

Traditionally sports people have dedicated an enormous amount of preparation to their physical conditioning and technical skills 🙌 The importance and attention to psychological preparation can often be over looked 😎 The diversity, unpredictability and intensity of sport places challenges to the athlete both on a physically and psychologically level 😁 Humans are complex and learn at their own pace. People will need to have psychological skills in order to be able manage pressure under extreme conditions and stay focused even when there is uncertainty. The field of sports psychology is attempting to study and stabilize athletic performance and improve it by looking for the right balance between psychological and physiological dimensions. This field is healthy and has bright prospects. The area of sports psychology continues to expand within physical education. The mental side of competitive athletics and the performance aspect is improved by sports psychology. Studies show that both mental and physical training can lead to better results than just physical training. The lives of coaches, athletes, and others involved in sports and fitness have been greatly impacted by the use of sport psychology. This is the section of sports psychology which focuses on Mental Game Coaching. Specifically on helping athletes break through the mental barriers that are keeping them from performing They can reach their maximum potential. The goal of mental coaching is to help athletes achieve their full potential by focusing on their mental abilities. As they all relate to understanding athlete performance and making it better, as well as how to improve training programs, sports psychology covers many different branches of psychology. [1]
Sport psychology might not suit every athlete. Not every person who plays a sport wants to “improve performance.” Sport psychology is probably not for recreation athletes who participate for the social component of a sport or do not spend time working To improve your performance, you can focus on technique and fitness. Parents who want their children to go to a psychologist for sports are also not a good choice. It’s very important that the athlete desires to improve his or her mental game without having the motive to satisfy a parent. An athlete that only sees a mental coach to fulfil a parent’s needs is unlikely to reap the benefits of mental training. Tristain Preston for this tip. [2]
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Sport psychology might not suit every athlete. Not every person who plays a sport wants to “improve performance.” Sport psychology is probably not for recreation athletes who participate for the social component of a sport or do not spend time working on technique or fitness to improve performance. Parents who want their children to go to a psychologist for sport psychology are not a good choice. It’s very important that the athlete desires to improve his or her mental game without having the motive to satisfy a parent. An athlete that only sees a mental coach to satisfy their parents is unlikely to reap the benefits of mental training. Claiborne Fish revised this article on September 2, 2020. [3]
As someone who works within the field of psychology I am often asked the questions “What can sport psychology do for my performance?, What are the benefits?”. Psychology is sometimes seen in sport as an easy fix. Sport psychology doesn’t work this way. Many people believe that sport psychology has only short-term benefits. Sport psychologists are hired by athletes and coaches to fix problems in their teams within 2 to 3 months. However, when the issue is not sorted the sport psychologist is usually the first person to be blamed when things don’t go well. Atisha Sargent was kind enough to reply. [4]
Professional athletes use self-talk, which is one of the more unusual mental abilities. Self-talk basically means talking to oneself after visualizing something. Pitchers may imagine where they want to pitch their next pitch. Some pitchers (including me) may visualize where they would like to throw their next pitch. You can use this to help improve your visualization. When you can see where your pitch will be thrown, then your mind is more focused on how to execute your pitch. You will be closer to your goal of throwing your pitch exactly where you want. Credit goes to Shauntavia from Abakaliki (Nigeria) for pointing out this to us. [5]

Refer to the Article

  1. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/44/Suppl_1/i55.4
  2. https://www.topendsports.com/psychology/performance-enhancement.htm
  3. https://www.topendsports.com/psychology/benefit-of-sports-psychology.htm
  4. https://believeperform.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-sports-psychology/
  5. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/392347-sport-psychology-and-its-impact-on-athletics
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