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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

  • 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 Coaches

  • 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 Parents

  • 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...
  • 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...

Articles for Students

  • 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 Professionals

  • 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...
  • Bullying or Honesty - A Coach's Perspective Bullying or Honesty – A Coach’s Perspective
    The following article is a High School Basketball Coach’s perspective on Bully Coaching, in response to the example presented in “How Bully Coaching Affects Athletes.” Dear Dr. Edger, I do not think the story of the high school quarterback is considered bullying. I understand your argument and what...
  • Focusing Through Environmental Stressors: Part Two Focusing Through Environmental Stressors: Part Two
    Part two: You Are What You Think Have you ever heard the saying: “You are what you say you are?” This is the idea that you become what you believe by attracting what you think? For a more clinical explanation search: “Self-fulfilling prophecy” and the...

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  • Getting Established
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  • Achieve Your Goals
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