Competition is not responsible for either the positive or the negative consequences so frequently highlighted by the media. The impact of competition, both helpful and detrimental, results not from competition itself but from how it is organized and conducted. As a coach, you play a major role in making sport a positive competitive experience�or not.
What drives one player might be quite different from what drives another, and the same is true of coaches.
All competition requires finding the balance between seriousness and playfulness, between work and pleasure, between effort and enjoyment.
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Learn how exercise psychology is used in a real-life fitness setting.
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology eBook
Learn how this professional baseball player used sport psychology and mental training to save his career.
Sport and Character
How does "team magic" come about? There are no guarantees, but it requires the genuine respect of the team members for each other and for the team.
Anger Management in Sport
The program uses guidelines to identify and manage anger.
Applying Educational Psychology in Coaching Athletes
Humanism can manifest itself through the coaching process in four ways. These common emphases are affect, self-concept, communication, and personal values.
Physical Activity and Mental Health eBook
Approximately 30% of the European population has a long-term physical health condition. People with a long-term condition that is comorbid with a mental health problem have worse health outcomes than do people with either of these alone.
Applied Health Fitness Psychology eBook
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).