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.
Athletes-like everyone else-gain the greatest confidence in their ability to perform through successful experiences in that sport.
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
See what kind of jobs are available in the sport and exercise psychology fields.
Focused for Soccer-2nd Edition
Positive relationships can act as the glue that cements players and coaches to the cause and binds them together as a team.
Sport Psychology for Coaches eBook
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.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 5th Edition eBook With Web Study Guide
Several myths still circulate about the use of psychological techniques in optimizing performance.
Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise-3rd Edition
Although some nuances were found, research reviewed in this chapter has shown that harmonious passion is generally associated with more positive consequences than obsessive passion is. It would therefore seem appropriate to propose ways of facilitating harmonious passion.
Exercise Psychology 2nd Edition eBook
Research on affect and exercise has typically involved the measurement of affect with self-report instruments, although human emotion has been estimated using psychophysiological and observational techniques.
Physical Activity and Mental Health
It is important to understand the dose, type and context of exercise that are necessary or ideal for effectively treating depression and anxiety.
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).