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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

  • 6 Clever Ways to Win a Golf Match 6 Clever Ways to Win a Golf Match
    As enjoyable as the sport of golf is, winning at it is even more enjoyable. Of course you will require some level of skill to do so, but sometimes small changes to your game and mentality can make a huge difference. Here are some tips...
  • Meditation Has Power In Sports Meditation Has Power In Sports
    We have written before here about the power of visualization for athletes, and that’s certainly a form of meditation. You could think of it in vague terms, as simply forming a goal in your mind’s eye and thinking of it now and then. But true...
  • SIMPLE SIMPLE
    S – Stop over thinking, feeling good is truly a state of mind.  Many for numerous reasons do not allow themselves to feel good, many do not know how to let themselves feel good, and many want to feel good but they just truly do...

Articles for Coaches

  • SIMPLE SIMPLE
    S – Stop over thinking, feeling good is truly a state of mind.  Many for numerous reasons do not allow themselves to feel good, many do not know how to let themselves feel good, and many want to feel good but they just truly do...
  • For the Love of Kids For the Love of Kids
    The purpose of the following article is to express my beliefs related to the importance and value of promoting the development of positive self-esteem in children at home, in schools, through sports and in every walk of life. I will attempt to show the significance...
  • The Mindset of a Rugby Player The Mindset of a Rugby Player
    Renowned for being tough and resilient, many can be forgiven for thinking that rugby players do not need a grasp of sports psychology in order to succeed. However, by implementing sports psychology tactics, rugby players can overcome setbacks such as injuries and match-day defeats. Training...

Articles for Parents

  • For the Love of Kids For the Love of Kids
    The purpose of the following article is to express my beliefs related to the importance and value of promoting the development of positive self-esteem in children at home, in schools, through sports and in every walk of life. I will attempt to show the significance...
  • The Mindset of a Rugby Player The Mindset of a Rugby Player
    Renowned for being tough and resilient, many can be forgiven for thinking that rugby players do not need a grasp of sports psychology in order to succeed. However, by implementing sports psychology tactics, rugby players can overcome setbacks such as injuries and match-day defeats. Training...
  • 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...

Articles for Students

  • 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...
  • 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...

Articles for Professionals

  • 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...
  • Motivation and Performance Motivation and Performance
    Motivation and Performance Workplace efficiency relies very largely on the level of motivation of the workforce. Motivation is a fundamental component of any credible model of human performance, and has been a core focus of industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology for many years (Cerasoli,  Nicklin, ...

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