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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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Articles for Athletes

  • Crafting a Winning Mindset (Even if You Only Have 10 Minutes) Crafting a Winning Mindset (Even if You Only Have 10 Minutes)
    It’s game time. The pressure’s on. You’ve set your goals, visualized the outcome you want, and the clock is ticking. Whether you’re a distance athlete, a teammate, or an Olympic weightlifter, you already know the importance of mental preparation when it comes to crushing your...
  • Cycling is All About Mental Toughness Cycling is All About Mental Toughness
    If bike racing is all about who can suffer the most, then asking your body to work beyond the point of comfort in order to stay with a lead group becomes a requirement. Like the pistons of a car motor, your legs must continue moving...
  • Mental Training in Sports and Subjective Well-Being Mental Training in Sports and Subjective Well-Being
    Mental Training, which refers to mental skills and techniques used in sports, is viewed as one of the most important aspects  in  development successful athletes. Most coaches consider sport to be at least 50% mental when competing against an opponent of similar ability. Certain sports...

Articles for Coaches

  • Mental Training in Sports and Subjective Well-Being Mental Training in Sports and Subjective Well-Being
    Mental Training, which refers to mental skills and techniques used in sports, is viewed as one of the most important aspects  in  development successful athletes. Most coaches consider sport to be at least 50% mental when competing against an opponent of similar ability. Certain sports...
  • Eliminate Performance Anxiety Eliminate Performance Anxiety
    The Importance of Engaging in Self-Talk and Mental Imagery A normal component of participating in sports is feeling nervous before a competition. However, there is no need to get nervous. This is just your mind trying to control your thoughts. Your mind is a powerful...
  • The Mental Game of Running The Mental Game of Running
    Is Running a Mental Game or a Physical Game? Running is based on strength and endurance. It requires a lot of training and commitment to perform at your best. However, is running an entirely physical game? It can be argued that running is a mental...

Articles for Parents

  • Eliminate Performance Anxiety Eliminate Performance Anxiety
    The Importance of Engaging in Self-Talk and Mental Imagery A normal component of participating in sports is feeling nervous before a competition. However, there is no need to get nervous. This is just your mind trying to control your thoughts. Your mind is a powerful...
  • The Mental Game of Running The Mental Game of Running
    Is Running a Mental Game or a Physical Game? Running is based on strength and endurance. It requires a lot of training and commitment to perform at your best. However, is running an entirely physical game? It can be argued that running is a mental...
  • When Athletes are Afraid of Failure in Sports When Athletes are Afraid of Failure in Sports
    Athletes have a tendency to be afraid of one factor of sports. That is failure. Failure can be scary, overwhelming, and also intimidating. However, it is something that athletes have to face in their careers in order to succeed and accomplish their goals. This article...

Articles for Students

  • 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 Professionals

  • 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...
  • Sports Psychology Article Submissions Sports Psychology Article Submissions
    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...

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