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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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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

  • 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...
  • How to Develop Analytical Minds in Junior Tennis Players How to Develop Analytical Minds in Junior Tennis Players
    Jamie had been battling hard in the Semi- finals of his County tennis Championship but to no avail he lost 7-5, 7-5. Jamie came off court dejected and visibly upset, his coach said all the right things starting with all of Jamie’s positives and then...

Articles for Coaches

  • How to Develop Analytical Minds in Junior Tennis Players How to Develop Analytical Minds in Junior Tennis Players
    Jamie had been battling hard in the Semi- finals of his County tennis Championship but to no avail he lost 7-5, 7-5. Jamie came off court dejected and visibly upset, his coach said all the right things starting with all of Jamie’s positives and then...
  • Instilling a Championship Mindset Instilling a Championship Mindset
    Coaches and captains must support team confidence to be a  championship caliber team. This means instilling a strong belief in their team’s ability to be successful and obtain team goals. Coaches should start by meeting with the team in the off-season and/or preseason to discussing...
  • Consistency In Team Selection Consistency In Team Selection
    Consistency in a positive way is what every athlete wants to achieve. There are not many things in sport that are more annoying than when you play great one week and then the next week your performance drastically dips. You could have prepared all week...

Articles for Parents

  • Instilling a Championship Mindset Instilling a Championship Mindset
    Coaches and captains must support team confidence to be a  championship caliber team. This means instilling a strong belief in their team’s ability to be successful and obtain team goals. Coaches should start by meeting with the team in the off-season and/or preseason to discussing...
  • Consistency In Team Selection Consistency In Team Selection
    Consistency in a positive way is what every athlete wants to achieve. There are not many things in sport that are more annoying than when you play great one week and then the next week your performance drastically dips. You could have prepared all week...
  • Championship Team Building Part Three Championship Team Building Part Three
    Team cohesion, motivation and the types of motivation used to promote the “team” concept are paramount in being successful as individuals and as a team. Depending on the types of motivational strategies a coach utilizes, they can maximize team and individual athletic performance, and by...

Articles for Students

  • Goal Setting for Success in Sports Goal Setting for Success in Sports
    Goal Setting for Success in Sports – What you need to know to get the jump on your competition What are your current goals for your sport? Where would you like to be in 6 months, 12 months, or 24 months’ time? Without clear goals...
  • High Expectations Can Lead Pressure and Effect Performance High Expectations Can Lead Pressure and Effect Performance
    Expectation can be perceived in two ways. One way is the way supporters see it. When supporters see the media or other supporters expecting their team to win, it gives them hope and increases their own belief that their team is going to win. This...
  • Is A Winning Mentality Important at International Youth Level? Is A Winning Mentality Important at International Youth Level?
    You might read the title of this article and think, yes that’s obvious! However it is easier said than done. In European under 21 football there is only an opportunity to win a trophy every two years. This summer the 2013 UEFA European under 21...

Articles for Professionals

  • Intramural Sports: The Benefits of Imagery Intramural Sports: The Benefits of Imagery
    What thoughts come to mind when I mention college intramural sports? I am sure that most of you would say that intramural sports are for the scrubs or the wannabes. Others may also argue that intramural sports lack the competitive nature and consistent training that...
  • Hitters Need a Plan at the Plate Hitters Need a Plan at the Plate
    Becoming a successful hitter requires more than a quick bat and good hand eye coordination. It requires a specific approach to hitting and confidence in your ability to put the ball in play. The key to success at the plate is mental toughness and mental...
  • Roy Halladay Turns to Late Sport Psychologist Roy Halladay Turns to Late Sport Psychologist
    PHILADELPHIA — In the past, Roy Halladay would have picked up the phone and called Harvey Dorfman for his insight. His words and advice had proven invaluable to him. Halladay credits Dorfman, the famed sports psychologist, for much of his success as a pitcher, helping...

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