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  • Norman Triplett , a North American man from Asia, born in 1861 world’s first sport psychology laboratory in 1920


  • 1.
    • Introduction to the unit.
    Psychology for sports performance. How powerful is the human mind?
  • 2. Aim and Objectives
    • Aim: By the end of the session students will
      • Identify what psychology is and the different outcome/components undertaken in this unit.
    • Objectives: By the end of this session students will
      • Describe what psychology is.
      • Identify the four outcomes undertaken in this unit.
      • Identify the assignments undertaken in this unit.
  • 3. Why do we study Psychology
    • In pair read the article ‘Why Psychology’ and highlight the reasons for taking psychology.
  • 4. Question?
    • What does psychology mean to you?
    • Think about the last time you played sport.
    • Have there been times when you have not played as well as you could have?
    • Have there been time when you have done things wrong, even though you know how to perform the skill well?
    • Why do you think this could be?
  • 5. Sports Psychology is...... Sports Psychology isn't....... Performers seeking a competitive edge. Effects of personality and motivation on performance. relationship between stress, anxiety, arousal and performance. group dynamics planning a physical training program planning a mental training program the function of the body during sports. Cohesion Understanding the skills and tactics needed in different sports. Notes Reset
  • 6. Introduction
    • To understand the importance of psychological preparation and control , a number of factors must be explored.
    • This is a relatively new field involving the study of people and how they act in sport environment.
    • Sports performers seeking a competitive edge know that sport psychology plays an important role in maximising performance.
  • 7. Psychology introduction
    • The first stage of development and using sports psychology techniques with clients is knowing what works and how it works.
    • After we know this, we can begin to identify the practical applications of this knowledge to sport by helping athletes to learn how to use these techniques.
  • 8. Psychology introduction
    • Athletes are continually seeking to improve their levels of performance.
    • Sports psychology has a really important role within this as it can help athletes to have an advantage over their opponents.
    • What areas of psychology do you need to study to understand how and why it can affect performance?
  • 9. Areas of Psychology
  • 10. Outcomes
    • Understand the effects of personality and motivation on sports performance.
    • Understand the relationship between stress, anxiety, arousal and sports performance.
    • Understand group dynamics in sports teams
    • Be able to plan psychological skills training programmes to enhance sports performance.
  • 11. Next session
    • Personality effects on sports performance
    • Find out your own personality type and how this effects your performance.