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State of the Art Analysis of Stress Reduction Regarding Student Athletes in a Team Environment Prior to Major Games

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State of the Art

  1. 1. State of the Art<br />Current analysis of reducing stress in collegiate sports <br />
  2. 2. Current Problem<br />Student athletes stressed out by an upcoming game or tournament and feel the burden to perform well in these high-stake situations<br />School and other factors prevent the students from focusing on their athletics<br />
  3. 3. Current Solutions<br />Stretching regimens<br />Breathing exercises<br />Visualization exercises<br />Pickup games<br />
  4. 4. Status Quo<br />Neglecting stretching because it feels like a waste of time<br />Lacking focused and team-based breathing drills<br />Visualizing exercises tend to be boring and hard to complete<br />Finding pickup games difficult in college outside of intramurals<br />
  5. 5. Solution: iStretch<br />Yoga Stretch Video App<br />Simple to follow, easy todo, done anywhere<br />Focused on stretches thatare for the office<br />Lack specific stretches designed for each sport<br />Individual based<br />
  6. 6. Solution: Breathing Trainer<br />Gain control over heartrate, emotions, concentration andresponsesto stress<br />Practice and trainingprovided<br />Insight gained from army personnel<br />
  7. 7. Solution: NLP / Imagery<br />Several books written about the subject<br />Enter states of peak sports performance – performer self<br />Maintain motivation to train<br />Mental toughness<br />“The fight is won or lost far away – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali<br />
  8. 8. Solution: Pickup Sports<br />Find sports, fitness and workout partners in local areas<br />Spontaneous game of any sports <br />Meet new people<br />Have fun playing in anenvironment withoutconsequences<br />Improve your gameand ability<br />
  9. 9. Other solutions<br />Biofeedback<br />Goal setting<br />Experience<br />Eustress<br />
  10. 10. Sources<br />http://www.nlplifetraining.com/nlpinsports.html<br />http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pickup-sports/id381851383?mt=8<br />http://www.officestretchapp.com/<br />http://www.brighthub.com/mobile/iphone/articles/94249.aspx<br />http://www.stressreductionbasics.com/howstressaffectssports.html<br />http://stressreducer.org/eustress-for-athletes<br />

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