What is sports psychology?

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hello everyone I hope you’re doing well we’re back for anew article that will talk aboutdrum rollsports psychology I’vealways thought that sports psychologyis a fairly obvious field thateveryone knows or understands but infact I noticed that this is reallynot the caseespecially here in Belgium manypeople do not yet understand thekind of work that asports psychologist does with athletes soin this little article I willtell you everything explain more precisely Iwill explain to you what issports psychology exactly howand who it can help and itsdifferent formsbefore starting this article Ijust wanted to clarify thatsports psychology and mental preparationare not the same things weoften hear about these twothemes but they canclearly be distinguishedsports psychology addresses the concepts thatallow us to better understand theathlete in the context of thecompetition it will talk about confidencemotivation and management of emotions forexample while mental preparationit is focused on the tools that areused in the accompaniment of theathlete we will talk about relaxationtechniques breathing ormental imagery for example inEngland for example we often talkabout sports psychology instead ofmental preparationso suddenly it’s much easierto distinguish the two but in Belgiumand France I have noticed that weoften use the termmental preparation so suddenly Ithought it was important to distinguish thetwo to avoid any confusion okaylet’s start this article sowhat is sports psychology in asimple way sports psychology isscience which studies the behavior ofhuman beings in a sporting contextbasically

it is the definition ofpsychology but just in the cad resportmore precisely it is a disciplinecentered on the way in which psychologycan influence sports performanceand improve themsports psychology knows for whomin fact everyone leavesit can be useful for athletesand sportsmen of all sports levelsa common mistakepeople make is to think that thepsychology of hope is onlyfor high level athletes when itreally is not the case you are aperson who likes to do sportonce per week and who would like toachieve specific goals orwhether you are a top athletewho needs that little extra to helpyour performancea sports psychologist can help yousports psychology can alsohelp people of all ageschildren teenagers or evenadultsfor example sports psychology isoften used to help talented youngfootballers who play in nstraining centers intop clubs and finallysports psychology can help indifferent areas of performancefirst of all a sports psychologistcan help in any sportbut this often depends on theirknowledge and of his preferences,for example, I love football andit is the sport in which Imay specialize the most inthe future, but I would also like towork with other sportsmen suchas basketball players or swimmers, in fact,

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it must just fine match and between theclient and thesports psychologist sports psychologists have started tointervene in sports called sports infact it is the practice of competitive article gamesI know for some of youit seems weird that this isconsidered to be a sport but it is the caseI will make a small article on this subjectin the future I just wanted to sayalso that sports psychology canalso help coaches hes who wantfor example to change the culture and thedynamics of their sports team forexample or to have apersonal support of how to better manage histeam and finally she can alsohelp organizations with firmsor boxes which have problemsteam cohesion communicationleadership for examplethe values and principles that we oftensee in sport are often preset in these areas as well so oftena sports psychologist can itervene how sorts psychology can help sports psychologist is anexpert who intervenes to helpthrough psychological supportthrough coaching ormental preparationI don’t know if this is the case in Franceor Belgium but in England there aretwo types of sports psychologist youcan find a form saint-claudegesture is an axis or five at home itis distinguished in relation to the two typesof people who can help er forexample a little shape 50 gesturefocuses more on performance aspectsis it oftenhigh level athletes to improvethem through manypsychological strategies and mental preparationfor this type of athlete asports psychologist can by example helping withstress management before sports performanceor developingself-confidence, on theother hand, an ex-sarkozyst focusesmore on the aspect of sport thebenefits that sport can bring tothe health and well-being of peoplehe is often the sportsmen orpeople of all the players whopractice sport a few times aweek or who do not practice it atall they can help these people tofind a pleasure to play sportor to help and motivate thepeople who do not practice at allin fact this kind of sports psychologistencourages people a lot todo sports because as we knowsport is good for your healthI don’t know if this distinction isas obvious in French-speaking countriesbut in general asports psychologist can also help withmany other things,for example the psychological management ofsports injuries is injured can bean extremely difficultfor athletes and sportspeople I haveexperienced them personally and I know thatit is not easya sports psychologist can interveneby helping and preparing the date fora positive return to competitionthen he can help vis-à-viscareer retraining the end of acareer for an athlete can sometimesbe complicated no longer having thisadrenaline during sports performancescan cause this personto feel useless wheresomething is missing this is why apsychologist of the sport can helpathletes to reorient themselvesprofessionally to fill the voidoften left by the cessation ofcompetition in high levela sports psychologist can helpwith mental health issues suchas widespread stressproblems depression andeating disorders for exampleand finally of course asports psychologist can also conductresearch or teach thediscipline well in generalthrough many psychological techniquesa sports psychologist can helppeople who have a mental blockvis-à-vis their performanceand help them overcome them to sumup sports psychology allowsthe teaching psychological skillsto people who areambitious and driven who have adesire to improve their performanceand gain a competitive advantage sowhat are the different formsof sports psychologyactually it depends on the cliente.g. a psychologist sports cando individual mental preparation sessionsthen he can also dogroup mental preparation sessions whichoffers team building sessionsor small theoretical sessions onthe importance of communicationor team cohesion and then asports psychologist can help withtraining often now tobecome a coach or to have a certaincoaching diploma you have to havesports psychology coursesI know that uefa for example toincorporate psychology says howeverits birth before finishing thisarticle I just wanted to talk to you aboutsomething that is close to my heartunfortunately like in eachfield there are people who thinkthey are experts when theyare not in england,france or belgiumI have heard lots of stories ofpeople who think they aresports psychologists or manymental trainers when theyare not so if I have any advice togive to coaches to athletes tosports guys look good q ifthey hired you because you never know thesepeople may have done a simpletwo-hour diploma when intruth it takes a lot more than thatto become a sports psychologist ormental trainer and I find thatit is our responsibility as asports psychologist and to talk about thiskind of problem and to challenge thiskind of person I know that inEngland the title if sports conferenceis protected by organizations,

so is easier to identify theseimpostors but I know that insome countries this kind of structuredoes not exist so suddenly it is moredifficult to identify these peopleimagine people like me asmy sense we study for 4 to7 years and training more preciselyto be able to do the job the lungsand then to people like that whoare able to solvequite serious psychological problems and whogive advice when they arenot even trained for the fire just cameto say that it is not because we are doinga sports psychology ormental preparation training of a weekor a month that you are in brief onthis I hope you liked itthis article and that you were able to getsomething out of it and if you want Icould make articles on thedifferent pillars of which does not appeartoday because I think there are alot of things to sayand of course if you have otherarticle ideas that I could dodo not hesitate to tell meand above all.

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