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  • 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