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.
Mistakes Worth Making
Having made a mistake�any kind of mistake�your immediate task is to get back on track.
Focused for Fastpitch
Players who are mentally tough thrive on the pressure associated with playing competitive softball.
Aggressiveness in athletics is, in most cases, a learned behavior, but in time it can become locked into a player�s personality.
Anger Management in Sport eBook
The program uses guidelines to identify and manage anger.
Focused for Soccer-2nd Edition
Now that the power of attitude on performance for both male and female players has been established, coaches need to identify strategies that reinforce that process.
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.
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).
Exercise Psychology 2nd Edition eBook
Characteristics of the target group, such as age, living situation, and income, should be considered in selecting interventions.
Doing Exercise Psychology
Presence is the starting place for helpful and healing alliances with our clients. Freud (1912/1958) described this stance a century ago, well before the advent of mindfulness approaches in psychotherapy: "It rejects the use of any special expedient (even that of taking notes). It consists simply in not directing one�s notice to anything in particular and in maintaining the same �evenly suspended attention� in the face of all that one hears."