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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.
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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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Articles for Athletes

  • 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 Coaches

  • 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...
  • Feedback in Athletic Coaching - Part 2 Feedback in Athletic Coaching – Part 2
    Feedback in Athletic Coaching: Is Educating Coaches the Missing Link? Researchers have identified several other feedback techniques as useful in coaching. Carol Dweck is a proponent of effort feedback. Effort feedback involves teaching individuals to attribute their failures or lack of success to low effort....

Articles for Parents

  • 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...
  • Feedback in Athletic Coaching - Part 2 Feedback in Athletic Coaching – Part 2
    Feedback in Athletic Coaching: Is Educating Coaches the Missing Link? Researchers have identified several other feedback techniques as useful in coaching. Carol Dweck is a proponent of effort feedback. Effort feedback involves teaching individuals to attribute their failures or lack of success to low effort....
  • Follow SportPsychologyToday.com On Twitter Follow SportPsychologyToday.com On Twitter
    For daily tips on the mental game of sports follow us on Twitter @thezoneinsports  ...

Articles for Students

  • 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...
  • Focusing Through Environmental Stressors Focusing Through Environmental Stressors
    Part 1: Clean, Clear, Controlled Environment  Control your environment, do not let your environment control you. It is that easy, remember to set good boundaries in as many areas as you need help with. Start with what you put in your body and your home...
  • The Most Powerful Tool You Will Ever Own The Most Powerful Tool You Will Ever Own
    It’s pretty simple actually- it’s your ability to create Mental Imagery, it’s your Mind. The ability to see success, need that be hitting one out of the ball park or that hole in one. If you cannot see what you desire to happen in your...

Articles for Professionals

  • 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,...
  • 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...

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