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.
All competition requires finding the balance between seriousness and playfulness, between work and pleasure, between effort and enjoyment.
In Pursuit of Excellence 4th Edition eBook
Seven critical elements guide the pursuit of personal excellence: focus, commitment, mental readiness, positive images, confidence, distraction control, and ongoing learning. These elements combine to form the wheel of excellence.
Cultural Sport Psychology eBook
General cross-cultural knowledge for working with racial and ethnic minority groups.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology With Web Study Guide-5th Edition
Several myths still circulate about the use of psychological techniques in optimizing performance.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 5th Edition eBook With Web Study Guide
What motivates you to participate in sport and physical activity?
Critical Essays in Applied Sport Psychology eBook
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 eBook
Anger is an emotion that signifies a feeling of displeasure, which usually comes from fear (Hymans, 2009).
Successful Coaching-4th Edition
Bullying is an act of aggression by someone or a group with the intent of harming a person either physically or psychologically.
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).