Athletes-like everyone else-gain the greatest confidence in their ability to perform through successful experiences in that sport.
What drives one player might be quite different from what drives another, and the same is true of coaches.
The Mental Athlete
A visualization starts at the beginning of your routine or workout.
The Sport Psych Handbook
Another key step in team-building strategies is motivating team members to take specific action steps that will sustain the process.
True Competition eBook
All competition requires finding the balance between seriousness and playfulness, between work and pleasure, between effort and enjoyment.
Inside Sport Psychology eBook
There are two main sources of motivation. Generally speaking, motivation can come from the outside, such as the motivation to win medals, receive financial rewards, and attract attention from the media.
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).
Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise 3rd Edition eBook
One of Einstein�s famous quotes is that in science we should make everything as simple as possible, but not too simple! Parsimony in science simply means that we keep constructs as simple as possible.
Physical Activity and Mental Health
PAGs are evidence-based summary statements on the health benefits of physical activity and represent a high level consensus on what the scientific evidence has demonstrated by describing, in a summary format, the "dose" of the behaviour required to gain the benefits.
Applied Health Fitness Psychology
Most authors in the health and exercise psychology literature do not differentiate between personality traits and other personal characteristics called orientations and styles (terms that are used interchangeably), but there are stark differences between the two.