Sport and Performance Psychology

Many athletes, from the novice to the Olympian gold medalist, are utilizing mental skills training programs and sport psychology to enhance their performance.  Tap into your fullest potential by utilizing researched, effective techniques that can help you sustain focus, confidence, motivation, and precision, even when physical exhaustion is at its peak.  A basic principle behind sport psychology is that our minds and bodies are largely connected and influenced by one another.  It is also important to know that utilizing a sport psychologist is another way of training to be the best, not something you necessarily need if you are having “problems.”  It should be used by athletes struggling or succeeding as a complement to physical training programs.  Some components of “mind training” include:

  • Confidence building
  • Focus and concentration training
  • Motivation
  • Relaxation training
  • Imagery/Visualization
  • Thought control
  • Team building
  • Goal setting
  • Communication
  • Identifying and overcoming “slumps”
  • Peak performance states
  • Routines
  • Burn-out prevention
  • Injury prevention and recovery
  • Return to play and career ending support after injury