subscribe
Provided by Mental Edge Athletics

Archive for the ‘Articles for Athletes’ Category

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 Well Unfortunately, training the mind is often neglected by many athletes. However, when rugby players train their mind, their bodies will follow. If they feel that they are weaker than their opponents, they will not train as well. This is because they will not see the value in training if they feel that they […]

Read more

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 athletic goals. But, you also know that adequate mental preparation is no simple feat. Goal-setting, visualization, and crafting that perfect mindset all take serious work, just like perfecting your sport. Luckily, when you know the most efficient process, and you dedicate yourself wholeheartedly for just 10 minutes, you can build a winning mindset that’ll […]

Read more

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 up and down to push the pedals while your mind ignores the cry of your muscles to stop. Despite your heart pounding and moving up into your throat, your mind has to ignore your body’s pleas and continue sending signals to keep working at that same level of effort. Your mind is the key […]

Read more

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 (e.g., golf, tennis and figure skating) are consistently viewed as 80% to 90% mental (Weinberg & Gould 2015). Followed by Vealey (2007)  the objective of mental training is to assist sport participants in the development of mental skills to achieve performance success and personal well-being. However, there is little consensus on key components of […]

Read more

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 Isaac Byrd (@isaacbyrd), a NFL veteran. Each episodes brings you an interview with a sports psychologist or a mental-game coach who shares their journey, struggles, successes, pre and in-game mental techniques, teaching principles and much more. At the end of each episode, each sports psychologist enters THE TRAINING ROUND. In the Training Round, each […]

Read more

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, a hero, a coach, a brother or sister, son or daughter and even a role model. Now what does Batman have to do with any of this, well everything. Student athletes fight bad guys (opponents) when they are in competition, have powers (athletic ability), costumes (uniforms), a city (or institution) to defend, and people […]

Read more

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 “Law of Attraction”. Anyway, back to the idea that you are what you think. According to this in order to be successful you must see yourself as successful, need that be believing you will get that promotion, hit that ball out of the park, drive that hole in one, or find your soul mate. […]

Read more

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 it works. The playing zone loves simplicity and it works best with less and this is why focusing on a few key skills and doing them well becomes very important to the process. Don’t get me wrong, one must up skill to become better, though the reason one up skills is that it makes […]

Read more

Follow SportPsychologyToday.com On Twitter

For daily tips on the mental game of sports follow us on Twitter @thezoneinsports  

Read more

Fight the Fear of Failure in Sports

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real. Each and every athlete experiences some kind of fear or anxiety on some level. Sports psychology for basketball establishes methods to not only diminish the effect that fear limits a player’s ability, but also utilizes that fear in a positive way to strengthen mental toughness. As a player gains the ability to control fears and anxieties both on and off the court, their mental game of basketball strengthens which reflects on improved physical play as well. Any fear grows with intensity if left unchecked whether it stems from fear of missing a shot during […]

Read more

Follow us on Twitter

AS SEEN IN…

Free Resource

How to Get in

Sport Psychology Today Disclaimer

Important: This website is produced and managed by sport psychology and performance psychology experts...
  • The purpose of this website is to educate visitors on the mental skills needed to succeed in sports and competitive business today.
  • As the leading link in sports psychology between practitioners, educators, and the sports community, we connect competent professionals with their prospective audience through publishing and professional marketing services.
  • All articles, products, and programs are copyrighted to their respective owners, authors, or Mental Edge Athletics.
  • The Mental Edge Athletics team respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects you to do the same.

Youth Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology Research

Sport Psychology Schools

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Find A Sport Psychology Professional Near You