When communicating, coaches tend to focus on the content of the messages they send: "Run hard"; "Follow through." In doing so, they believe that the information is objective and that athletes will always receive the message as intended. That belief is far from the truth.
The Mental Athlete
A visualization starts at the beginning of your routine or workout.
All competition requires finding the balance between seriousness and playfulness, between work and pleasure, between effort and enjoyment.
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology eBook
See what kind of jobs are available in the sport and exercise psychology fields.
Critical Essays in Applied Sport Psychology
The story we would like to tell now is a quantitative one. It is about how numbers and people in power helped initiate profound cultural changes that affected an exploited, underserved, and vulnerable group of athletes. It is about thoroughbred horse racing, jockeys, and the lives of athletes after retirement (Speed, 2007).
Focused for Rugby
Anger is an emotion that signifies a feeling of displeasure, which usually comes from fear (Hymans, 2009).
Focused for Rugby eBook
You should recognize that a number of factors influence confidence and that building confidence takes time.
Successful Coaching 4th Edition eBook
The whole method of practice is obvious: The whole technique is practiced intact. The part method is actually the whole-part-whole method. You teach the whole method as just outlined, practice it in parts, and then recombine the parts back into the whole via practice.
Exercise Psychology-2nd Edition
Characteristics of the target group, such as age, living situation, and income, should be considered in selecting interventions.
Applied Health Fitness Psychology
Levin (2001) concluded from his review of the religion and health literature that �nearly every religion espouses beliefs that govern behavior regarding health, disease, and death [and] some religions require behaviors related to health while others forbid behaviors related to health or medical care� (p. 22).