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04 April 2011

The mind - Sport's final frontier

Sports performance is determined by a combination of physiological factors, technique and state of mind. The latter has traditionally not been paid as much attention to.

Sports performance is determined by a combination of physiological factors, technique and state of mind. The latter of these has traditionally not been paid as much attention as the first two.

Sport psychology defined

  • mental preparation for competition
  • self-management skills
  • concentration
  • motivation
  • arousal control (e.g. how to stay calm under pressure)
  • communication skills
  • thought control
  • conflict resolution
  • team-building
  • psychological aspects of injury rehabilitation

 
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