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In Australia, people love sport. Although with all the technology and scientific breakthroughs, at the end of the day, the person competing in the sporting event is the key influential element which will decide whether they win or lose. A great way to help improve those odds is through sports psychology.
What Is Sport Psychology?
Sport Psychology is the use of psychological knowledge and skills to help address the optimal well-being and performance of athletes, the social aspects and development of sport participation, and systemic issues which are associated with organizations and sports settings.
Generally, the state of mind of the winner determines the outcome of the game. You may have seen it in some sporting events where the losing team becomes the winner at the last minute. This is because they start to believe in themselves. Athletes who are struggling with their self-belief or who have anxiety about their sport can speak to a sports psychologist to improve their concentration, control, confidence and commitment to the game. These qualities can make all the difference in the performance of the athlete when playing any sport.
Concentration In Sport
One of the crucial steps to any sporting success is efficiently applying prolonged concentration and focus to the task at hand. The required amount of concentration widely varies from long sustained concentration to concentrated bursts depending on the type of sport and methods used to improve performance. Your sports psychologist can provide you with helpful strategies and techniques for overcoming negative thoughts, your opponent and any distractions that are associated with anxiety.
Confidence In Sport
Self-confidence and self-belief is a major factor that needs to be addressed which will help any sports person to keep fighting no matter how bad things are looking. Your Endeavour sports psychologist will be able to help you improve your self-belief and self-confidence so you can believe in the abilities that you know you have deep down.
Any sport can bring out highly emotional responses. The ability to maintain control over anger or anxiety while remaining positive when faced with any sporting challenge is essential to the success of your overall performance. In losing control emotionally, it can mean your concentration is compromised. Endeavour sports psychologists are specially trained in helping you manage control over your adrenalin bursts while using any nervous energy or anger in your favour so you can stay in control and focused on the goal at hand.
The key to the success of an athlete is the difference between whether they have long or short term commitment. The performance of any athlete comes down to being fully committed to achieving the goals which are set out over a long period of time. In being committed to your sport it means building a life around it. However, with a lack of progress or injury, your commitment can be undermined or dwindle. This is where a sports psychologist can help you stay committed and focused to achieve your goals.
If you would like more information about any of our sports psychologist services, call Endeavour today on 1300 895 158!