Psicología del deporte
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Module 1: Psicología del deporte

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Physical Education - Sports psychology

Sports psychology

Sports psychology:

* relates to mental conditioning

* the closer you get to elite performance, the more important sports
psychology becomes

* some say that performance is 90% mental conditioning, 10% physical
conditioning

Click here to view video of Chris Wardlaw, Olympic Track and Field Coach,
discussing how to get the winning edge.

Click here to view video of Damien Marsh, Olympic Sprinter, discussing
mental rehearsal and race preparation.

Click here to view video of Lauren Burns, Taekwondo champion and Dr. Jeff
Simons, sports psychologist discussing the management of anxiety and
arousal levels.

A sports psychologist is responsible for giving an athlete a greater
understanding of mental requirements for peak performance. They often deal
with the following:

* management of anxiety and arousal levels

* encouragement of positive thoughts

* mental imagery and rehearsal

* goal setting

* teaching athletes skills in concentration

* focusing ability

* self awareness

* anger management

* identification of strengths and weaknesses

* capitalisation of own strengths and opponent's weaknesses

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