Sports psychology is the study of psychology influences on sports, athletic performance, exercise, and physical activity. Here, work with professional athletes and coaches to improve performance and increase motivation. We also train on exercise and sports to enhance people’s lives and well-being throughout the entire lifespan.
We help athletes cope with the intense pressure that comes from competition and overcome problems with focus and motivation. We work with athletes to improve performance and recover from injuries. Not just with elite and professional athletes, we also help regular people learn how to enjoy sports and learn to stick to an exercise program.
Formal psychological training is a combination of intense academic study and practical applications; sport psychology is an accepted subscript of science.
Sport psychology tips
- Be aware: Try to increase your self-awareness. Think about your personal preferences and the way that you react in certain situations.
- Be in the moment: When training and competing, try to ensure that your attention is focused on the present. Mindfulness techniques can help you to avoid dwelling on potentially negative thoughts, reducing distractions and anxiety levels.
- Be optimistic: Optimism is often related to overall performance. Try to have self-belief in your ability and be positive about outcomes. Set yourself specific goals that are realistic and have the mind-set that you will achieve them.
Sports psychology can be seen as a complex science, but it does not need to be as scary as it looks. By incorporating performance profiling into your sport psychology programs, it will give you a common ground and vocabulary with your athletes, easing their fears and helping to motivate them to train their minds as hard as their bodies.