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Sport psychology (or sports psychology) is the scientific study of the psychological factors that influence 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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Articles for Athletes

  • Sports Psychology Degress Sports Psychology Degress
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  • Unlocking the Minds of Athletes E20: Michael Edger Unlocking the Minds of Athletes E20: Michael Edger
    Unlocking the Minds of Athletes Podcast by Isaac Byrd Elite Mental Training     This podcast is designed to detail how sports psychologist and the best athletes on the planet work together to create a mental framework for mental toughness and peak performance. Hosted by...
  • 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...

Articles for Coaches

  • 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 Parents

  • 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,...
  • 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...

Articles for Students

  • 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 Professionals

  • Feedback in Athletic Coaching - Part 1 Feedback in Athletic Coaching – Part 1
    Feedback in Athletic Coaching: Is Educating Coaches the Missing Link? There is extensive research in the area of feedback in athletics that is of tremendous practical value to coaches.  However, coaches are not being educated in the theories of feedback nor are they implementing skills...
  • 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...

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