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Pdhpe Sports Psychology

  1. 1. The Role and Use of Sports Psychologists Natalie Dalpra
  2. 2. <ul><li>Nervousness </li></ul><ul><li>Lacking discipline during training </li></ul><ul><li>sessions and competitions. </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-competition anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Disappointment that they have let the team down. </li></ul>Factors Influencing Performance
  3. 3. <ul><li>http://www. youtube .com/watch? v=q8_CRq-iJ4s &feature=related </li></ul>What is a Sports Psychologist?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Role and use of sports psychologists is : to work with sports men and </li></ul><ul><li>women, athletes and elite athletes, across teams and individual </li></ul><ul><li>sports. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of sport psychology is to prepare the athletes mind for </li></ul><ul><li>competition in the same way as the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Sport Psychologists may help athletes to: </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with the stressful and demanding aspects of their professions </li></ul><ul><li>Help coaches build team cohesiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Help athletes deal with the emotional consequences of injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging individuals to set goals </li></ul><ul><li>Help athletes to cope with pressures of sport by helping individuals to learn coping and management skills. </li></ul>Role & Use of Sport Psychologists
  5. 5. <ul><li>Help athletes overcome the pressure of competition </li></ul><ul><li>Improve performance </li></ul><ul><li>Provide performance </li></ul><ul><li>Provide psychological assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Educate coaches and players </li></ul>Sports Psychologist Aim:
  6. 6. Visualisation Positive self-talk Centreing Focusing Relaxation Techniques Anxiety and arousal control Concentration Goal Setting MENTAL TRAINING TECHNIQUES
  7. 7. <ul><li>Goal Setting can provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Direction </li></ul><ul><li>By having short term and long term goals, the athlete </li></ul><ul><li>will more likely be motivated aroused to strive for </li></ul><ul><li>these goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Short-term Goal : </li></ul><ul><li>Training four times per week for the next six weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term goal: </li></ul><ul><li>Representing Australia at the next Olympic games. </li></ul>Goal Setting
  8. 8. <ul><li>Visualisation is the mental rehearsal technique which involves the </li></ul><ul><li>athletes creating a picture in their minds. This may be either an internal </li></ul><ul><li>or external picture. </li></ul><ul><li>In order for visualisation to work effectively, the person must firstly, believe that </li></ul><ul><li>the strategy is effective and secondly that it is a skill which requires practices, </li></ul><ul><li>patience and time. </li></ul><ul><li>Visualisation can assist a person to: </li></ul><ul><li>See and experience success </li></ul><ul><li>Refocus before and during the event </li></ul><ul><li>Practice skills </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for the performance </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect skills </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarise </li></ul>Visualisation
  9. 9. <ul><li>Text Book : PDHPE (application and inquiry) HSC Course - Stan Browne, Karen Lambert, Deb Clarke, Vicki Jeffrey’s </li></ul><ul><li>Work Book : 2 Unit Personal Development, Health & Physical Education HSC Course 2008 – Improving health (Unit Two) </li></ul><ul><li>Websites : </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. wcupa . edu/_Academics/sch_cas .psy/Career_Paths/Sports/Career07. htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. acs . edu .au/info/psychology/applied-psychology/sports-psychology. aspx </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com </li></ul>Bibliography

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