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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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  • The Most Powerful Tool You Will Ever Own The Most Powerful Tool You Will Ever Own
    It’s pretty simple actually- it’s your ability to create Mental Imagery, it’s your Mind. The ability to see success, need that be hitting one out of the ball park or that hole in one. If you cannot see what you desire to happen in your...
  • Participants Needed for Sport Psychology Research Participants Needed for Sport Psychology Research
    North Dakota State University is in the process of collecting data for a large study on how participation in competitive sport may impact on psychological well-being. “We are currently seeking individuals willing to participate in an anonymous online study. The purpose of the study is...
  • Challenges, Threats and Stress in Sports Challenges, Threats and Stress in Sports
    The one constant across all disciplines of competitive sport is that of stress. Athletes are continuously placed under copious amounts of stress, yet are still expected to perform at a high level. We would not be hard pressed to come up with examples of athlete...

Articles for Coaches

  • Challenges, Threats and Stress in Sports Challenges, Threats and Stress in Sports
    The one constant across all disciplines of competitive sport is that of stress. Athletes are continuously placed under copious amounts of stress, yet are still expected to perform at a high level. We would not be hard pressed to come up with examples of athlete...
  • Resilience and Overcoming Performance Errors Resilience and Overcoming Performance Errors
    Resilience, or “mental toughness,” is a key psychological aspect of sport. The ability to bounce back from a poor performance or a detrimental mistake is crucial to an athlete’s success. As much as athletes hate to admit it, failure is a part of the game....
  • 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,...

Articles for Parents

  • Resilience and Overcoming Performance Errors Resilience and Overcoming Performance Errors
    Resilience, or “mental toughness,” is a key psychological aspect of sport. The ability to bounce back from a poor performance or a detrimental mistake is crucial to an athlete’s success. As much as athletes hate to admit it, failure is a part of the game....
  • 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...

Articles for Students

  • ChampionshipTeam Building Part Two ChampionshipTeam Building Part Two
    There are many different types of motivation and reinforcements a coach can use; some may increase or decrease motivation and team cohesion, which has a huge effect on athletic performance. Behavior Alteration Techniques (BAT’s) are some motivational techniques that Martin, Matthew M., Rocca, Kelly A.,...
  • Seven Step Goal Setting System Seven Step Goal Setting System
    When you work with a Sport Psychology Consultant or Peak Performance Coach they’ll take you through each of these steps spending significant time on each one, however you can replicate the experience yourself to extremely good effect. Step Number 1 – Set your outcome goal...
  • Can Fans Influence the Outcome? Can Fans Influence the Outcome?
    Imagine a high profile match in any sport without the crowd. It’s hard to imagine a World Cup Final or a Wimbledon Final without the atmosphere that comes with it. The atmosphere that comes from the crowd adds that extra special thing to an event...

Articles for Professionals

  • 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...
  • Tips for Building Team Confidence Tips for Building Team Confidence
    As the coach you are not alone in supporting your team’s confidence. It is beneficial for coaches to identify members of the team that can help boost team confidence and promote success. Once you identify players with leadership capabilities have the team select or have...

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