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    Session 3 concentration Session 3 concentration Presentation Transcript

    • Sport Psychology Session 3 - Concentration
    • Session Objectives
      • Identify 3 components of concentration
      • Describe why certain sports require different levels of concentration
    • Re-cap (Session 2)
      • How can the use of sport psychology improve sporting performance?
      • Who uses sport psychology?
      • Give 5 examples of when sport psychology has been used in a sporting situation
    • Concentration
      • Concentration is the ability to maintain focus on relevant environmental cues.
      • Being able to focus on a task in hand
      • If the athlete lacks concentration then their athletic abilities will not be effectively or efficiently applied to the task
    • Activity 1
      • Do you think concentration is essential in sport?, if so why? Give examples
    • Concentration
      • Concentration could be the difference between
      • winning:
      • & losing
    • Concentration
      • Concentration is seen to have 3 parts :
      • Focusing on relevant environmental cues
      • Maintaining attentional Focus
      • Situation Awareness
    • Environmental Cues
      • AKA – Selective Attention
      • Irrelevant cues are disregarded
      • What relevant/irrelevant cues are their during a free throw in Basketball?
    • Maintaining Attentional Focus
      • It is ok to have that concentration, however it is another thing to sustain it over time
      • Some athletes have moments of greatness but few can sustain it for an entire competition
    • Situation Awareness
      • The most important factor of concentration
      • This ability will allow players to size up game situations, opponents and competition to make appropriate decisions.
      • In what sports should players have good situation awareness?
    • Activity 2
      • The demand for concentration varies with the sport: Complete the table
      Intense Concentration Short busts of Concentration Sustained Concentration
    • Answers Bobsleigh Golf Tennis Sprinting Cricket Marathon Running Intense Concentration Short busts of Concentration Sustained Concentration
    • Types of attentional focus
      • Different sports require different types of attentional focus (concentration) dependant upon that activity being played
      • Broad / Narrow continuum - the athlete focuses on a large or small number of stimuli
      • Internal / External continuum - the athlete focuses on internal stimuli (feelings) or external stimuli (ball)
    • BROAD NARROW EXTERNAL INTERNAL DIRECTION WIDTH
    • Session Objectives
      • Identify 3 components of concentration
      • Describe why certain sports require different levels of concentration