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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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We are a team of doctoral students and professionals who specialize in sport psychology, mental training and performance enhancement.
We work with junior, collegiate and professional athletes, parents, coaches and teams, from diverse sport and business backgrounds.
Our mental training articles educate athletes on the mental skills needed to perform like champions and achieve performance goals!
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Physical talent alone does not guarantee success in sports. Any professional athlete will tell you that talent along with high confidence, focus, composure, and mental toughness, is what leads them to victory.
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Sports Parents can instill mental toughness by teaching athletes the mental skills needed to succeed in sports and life! Learn sports parenting tips and strategies to enhance your star's performance.
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Coaches, administrators, and trainers can learn how to improve their athletes or teams success in sports by applying sports psychology and mental training techniques to build champion mindsets!
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  • Sports Parenting: When Favoritism Hurts Sports Parenting: When Favoritism Hurts
    When Favoritism Hurts – Can youth football have a negative psychological effect on a young child? Imagine your 10 year old boy, turning around and looking up at you from the sidelines, during his very first Youth Super Bowl Championship game…. With a red face...
  • Bullying or Honesty - A Coach's Perspective Bullying or Honesty – A Coach’s Perspective
    The following article is a High School Basketball Coach’s perspective on Bully Coaching, in response to the example presented in “How Bully Coaching Affects Athletes.” Dear Dr. Edger, I do not think the story of the high school quarterback is considered bullying. I understand your argument and what...
  • Focusing Through Environmental Stressors: Part Two Focusing Through Environmental Stressors: Part Two
    Part two: You Are What You Think Have you ever heard the saying: “You are what you say you are?” This is the idea that you become what you believe by attracting what you think? For a more clinical explanation search: “Self-fulfilling prophecy” and the...

Articles for Coaches

  • Focusing Through Environmental Stressors: Part Two Focusing Through Environmental Stressors: Part Two
    Part two: You Are What You Think Have you ever heard the saying: “You are what you say you are?” This is the idea that you become what you believe by attracting what you think? For a more clinical explanation search: “Self-fulfilling prophecy” and the...
  • The Playing Zone: Space And Time The Playing Zone: Space And Time
    The concept of the playing zone is very simple to grasp, essentially it’s a room inside the mind, but the question is this, what does this room thrive on? Essentially its space and time and the more space and time the zone has, the better...
  • Why Sport Psychology Deserves More Respect Why Sport Psychology Deserves More Respect
    I’m coming to the end of what has turned out to be a three-week international tour of sport psychology. During my trips, I have worked with athletes and coaches from the U.S., Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Russia in Argentina, California, Oregon, and Switzerland. One question...

Articles for Parents

  • The Playing Zone: Space And Time The Playing Zone: Space And Time
    The concept of the playing zone is very simple to grasp, essentially it’s a room inside the mind, but the question is this, what does this room thrive on? Essentially its space and time and the more space and time the zone has, the better...
  • Why Sport Psychology Deserves More Respect Why Sport Psychology Deserves More Respect
    I’m coming to the end of what has turned out to be a three-week international tour of sport psychology. During my trips, I have worked with athletes and coaches from the U.S., Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Russia in Argentina, California, Oregon, and Switzerland. One question...
  • Sport Psychology Article Submission Sport Psychology Article Submission
    Mental Edge Athletics is now accepting article submissions from athletes, parents, coaches, students, and professionals for publication on Sport Psychology Today.  Articles are to focus on an area of expertise (sports parent, athlete, coach, professional interests) relating to sport psychology and the mental game.  Upon...

Articles for Students

  • Fight the Fear of Failure in Sports Fight the Fear of Failure in Sports
    Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real. Each and every athlete experiences some kind of fear or anxiety on some level. Sports psychology for basketball establishes methods to not only diminish the effect that fear limits a player’s ability, but also utilizes that fear in a positive...
  • How The Zone Works How The Zone Works
    The biggest thing with the playing zone is most don’t understand the principles of how it works so therefore it’s still a magical thing to them though three things it requires is: Discipline Simplicity Repetition And guess what repels needy people. If one understands the...
  • Sport Psychology Research Methods: Qualitative vs Quantitative Sport Psychology Research Methods: Qualitative vs Quantitative
    Qualitative and quantitative research methods are the most commonly used psychological research approaches in sport psychology. Each approach has a unique purpose with very different procedures and objectives. It is important for sport psychology scholars to understand the differences between these two modes of research...

Articles for Professionals

  • Participants Needed for Sport Psychology Research Participants Needed for Sport Psychology Research
    North Dakota State University is in the process of collecting data for a large study on how participation in competitive sport may impact on psychological well-being. “We are currently seeking individuals willing to participate in an anonymous online study. The purpose of the study is...
  • 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....

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