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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.
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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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Articles for Athletes

  • Bully Coaching: Anger Is Not The Problem Bully Coaching: Anger Is Not The Problem
    Coaches usually coach the way they were coached and unfortunately, not enough people understand that fear does not work longitudinally as a motivational strategy (anymore than having athletes run sprints for punishment does – you want to change an athlete’s attitude, take away their opportunity...
  • A Campaign Against Bully Coaching A Campaign Against Bully Coaching
    In response to the comments and concerns shared by our readers we are launching a campaign against bully coaching and bullying in sports. To the overwhelming number of athletes and parents in dire need of assistance, you are not alone. As professionals and members of...
  • Super Hero Student Athletes Super Hero Student Athletes
    What do Batman and Student Athletes have in common? Waking up for early practices, film reviews, team meetings, games, homework, classes and study hall. This is the world of a student athlete. The student athlete must be a scholar, an athlete, a teammate, a friend,...

Articles for Coaches

  • Super Hero Student Athletes Super Hero Student Athletes
    What do Batman and Student Athletes have in common? Waking up for early practices, film reviews, team meetings, games, homework, classes and study hall. This is the world of a student athlete. The student athlete must be a scholar, an athlete, a teammate, a friend,...
  • Five Fun Tips on How to Train the Mind Five Fun Tips on How to Train the Mind
    One of the most important things in life is to keep your mind pro-active and healthy, as you are constantly using it. Here are a few top ways to ensure you are doing the upmost to maintain a well-trained mind. 1. Do the Daily Sudoku...
  • 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...

Articles for Parents

  • Five Fun Tips on How to Train the Mind Five Fun Tips on How to Train the Mind
    One of the most important things in life is to keep your mind pro-active and healthy, as you are constantly using it. Here are a few top ways to ensure you are doing the upmost to maintain a well-trained mind. 1. Do the Daily Sudoku...
  • 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...

Articles for Students

  • 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  ...
  • Sports Parents Make Calculated Risk Decisions Sports Parents Make Calculated Risk Decisions
    It’s intriguing that my children are not only allowed, but encouraged to climb trees, while other children I know are forbidden to climb trees. I’ve asked parents why they don’t let their children climb trees. They’ve told me they are afraid their children will get...

Articles for Professionals

  • 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...
  • 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...

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