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Sports Psychology: About

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Sport psychology (or sports psychology) is the scientific study of the psychological factors that influence performance in sports. Sport psychology professionals aim to increase athletic performance by instilling mental toughness and minimizing the psychological effects of poor performance.

What are the Facts About Mental Skills?

Simply put, the effect sport has on mental health cannot be overstated. Research has and continues to validate how a powerful mind positively affects physical performance in practice and competition. 

Through studies, we can make five conclusions about mental skills.

  1. Mental training enhances physical performance
  2. Athletes that engage in regular mental performance training experience more peak moments
  3. Athletes that perform mental training techniques experience fewer plateaus
  4. Individuals who use mental skills training are more coachable 
  5. Athletes who regularly use mental training make better teammates overall 


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