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Sport psychology (or sports psychology) is the study of the psychological factors that affect participation and performance in sports. Sport psychology professionals aim to increase athletic performance by instilling mental toughness and minimizing the psychological effects of poor performance. Sport Psychology Today is an online sports training resource provided by Mental Edge Athletics, LLC to educate athletes, parents, and coaches on the mental skills needed to reach peak performance and excel in sports. Our goal is to provide our readers with the highest quality sport psychology and mental training resources to help improve their overall performance, get the most out of their practice and enjoy their athletic experience.

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  • Challenges, Threats and Stress in Sports Challenges, Threats and Stress in Sports
    The one constant across all disciplines of competitive sport is that of stress. Athletes are continuously placed under copious amounts of stress, yet are still expected to perform at a high level. We would not be hard pressed to come up with examples of athlete...
  • Resilience and Overcoming Performance Errors Resilience and Overcoming Performance Errors
    Resilience, or “mental toughness,” is a key psychological aspect of sport. The ability to bounce back from a poor performance or a detrimental mistake is crucial to an athlete’s success. As much as athletes hate to admit it, failure is a part of the game....
  • Team USA Figure Skater Jeremy Abbott Feels the Pressure in Sochi Team USA Figure Skater Jeremy Abbott Feels the Pressure in Sochi
    The 2014 Winter Olympic Games began a day before the opening ceremonies in Sochi Russia, which may have posed a challenge for some Olympians and their ability to prepare mentally. This seemed to be the case for Team USA’s first Olympic Figure Skating Team specifically,...

Articles for Coaches

  • Team USA Figure Skater Jeremy Abbott Feels the Pressure in Sochi Team USA Figure Skater Jeremy Abbott Feels the Pressure in Sochi
    The 2014 Winter Olympic Games began a day before the opening ceremonies in Sochi Russia, which may have posed a challenge for some Olympians and their ability to prepare mentally. This seemed to be the case for Team USA’s first Olympic Figure Skating Team specifically,...
  • Now and Then Now and Then
    By Sunday, parents talk about five games in one day, seven in two, and you suspect some embellishment taking place. But you’ve been around this particular block far too long not to know it’s mostly true. For us, mere amateurs with just two children participating...
  • How to Develop Analytical Minds in Junior Tennis Players How to Develop Analytical Minds in Junior Tennis Players
    Jamie had been battling hard in the Semi- finals of his County tennis Championship but to no avail he lost 7-5, 7-5. Jamie came off court dejected and visibly upset, his coach said all the right things starting with all of Jamie’s positives and then...

Articles for Parents

  • Now and Then Now and Then
    By Sunday, parents talk about five games in one day, seven in two, and you suspect some embellishment taking place. But you’ve been around this particular block far too long not to know it’s mostly true. For us, mere amateurs with just two children participating...
  • How to Develop Analytical Minds in Junior Tennis Players How to Develop Analytical Minds in Junior Tennis Players
    Jamie had been battling hard in the Semi- finals of his County tennis Championship but to no avail he lost 7-5, 7-5. Jamie came off court dejected and visibly upset, his coach said all the right things starting with all of Jamie’s positives and then...
  • Instilling a Championship Mindset Instilling a Championship Mindset
    Coaches and captains must support team confidence to be a  championship caliber team. This means instilling a strong belief in their team’s ability to be successful and obtain team goals. Coaches should start by meeting with the team in the off-season and/or preseason to discussing...

Articles for Students

  • Can Fans Influence the Outcome? Can Fans Influence the Outcome?
    Imagine a high profile match in any sport without the crowd. It’s hard to imagine a World Cup Final or a Wimbledon Final without the atmosphere that comes with it. The atmosphere that comes from the crowd adds that extra special thing to an event...
  • Outcome Goals vs Process Goals Outcome Goals vs Process Goals
    Outcome Goals vs Process Goals – Which is better? Generally speaking, your goals will fit into one of two categories; outcome goals, and process goals. Loosely defined, outcome goals are a result you’d like to achieve, and process goals as the processes you will need...
  • Goal Setting for Success in Sports Goal Setting for Success in Sports
    Goal Setting for Success in Sports – What you need to know to get the jump on your competition What are your current goals for your sport? Where would you like to be in 6 months, 12 months, or 24 months’ time? Without clear goals...

Articles for Professionals

  • Tips for Building Team Confidence Tips for Building Team Confidence
    As the coach you are not alone in supporting your team’s confidence. It is beneficial for coaches to identify members of the team that can help boost team confidence and promote success. Once you identify players with leadership capabilities have the team select or have...
  • Centering Techniques for Sports Centering Techniques for Sports
    In Chapter 8 of Psyched to Win Dr. Nideffer refers to “Centering” as a technique, borrowed from the martial arts, whose purpose is to instill feelings of emotional control. These simple breathing and cueing exercises are used to calm and relax both the mind and...
  • Intramural Sports: The Benefits of Imagery Intramural Sports: The Benefits of Imagery
    What thoughts come to mind when I mention college intramural sports? I am sure that most of you would say that intramural sports are for the scrubs or the wannabes. Others may also argue that intramural sports lack the competitive nature and consistent training that...

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