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Is Sports Psychology The Missing Ingredient Or Is There More?

Coaches, parents and athletes around the world, are really coming around to the idea of the importance of mental training in sports. Learning basic sports psychology tools and hiring sports psychologists to work with teams, is getting more and more popular among coaches and schools.

There are some commonly taught sports psychology techniques that help improve athletes' mental toughness and confidence. They include things like goal setting, visualization, positive self-talk and developing performance routines.

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This topic speaks about the importance of sports psychology. It is just as important as physical abilities. 07-16-2015 3:15pm

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Comment by Gerald Mayes

That was a really good video for a business advertisement.  There was some good information regarding the conscious and unconscious minds working together to perform.  I think that this is one of the most difficult concepts for... more »That was a really good video for a business advertisement.  There was some good information regarding the conscious and unconscious minds working together to perform.  I think that this is one of the most difficult concepts for athletes to grasp as they search for a level of optimal performance.  I also liked the comments about suppressing emotions and how that does not work with many young athletes.  I have a daughter, very involved in sports, who is very emotional and the hardest thing is teaching her to use her emotions to benefit future performances.  Right now her emotions get the best of her and she goes through some temporary mental blocks, as mentioned in the video. | Thanks, that was a good video. 07-24-2015 10:22pm

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    Added to this shelf by: Gerald Mayes, on 07-16-2015 3:15pm

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