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Outcome Goals vs Process Goals | Sports Psychology Today

Outcome Goals vs Process Goals | Sports Psychology Today | Sport Psychology: Gibson, R. | Scoop.it
Generally speaking, your goals will fit into one of two categories; outcome goals, and process goals.
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This article discusses different goals and the importance of setting them. Having goals for performance gives athletes a psychological edge when performing. 

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Enhance Performance With a Pre-Performance Routine | Sports Psychology Today

Enhance Performance With a Pre-Performance Routine | Sports Psychology Today | Sport Psychology: Gibson, R. | Scoop.it
A pre performance routine is defined as ‘Sequence of task relevant thoughts and actions which an athlete engages in systematically prior to his or her performance of a specific sport skill.This definition highlights that a routine needs to be task...
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This article discusses players pregame routines and how to optimize such routines to optimize performance. 

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Being "In The Zone" in Sports

Athletes often talk about being "in the zone" and getting an adrenaline rush when competing. Sports science is now discovering exactly what occurs in an athl...
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Being "In The Zone," is a common feeling expressed by athletes. Sport psychology can be used as a tool to keep athletes focused and hopefuly have this experience that will help maximize their performance. While being "in the zone" is not always achievable, the more time athletes can spend in the zone the more effective they will be. 

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Sound engineering knowledge boosts sporting performance

Sound engineering knowledge boosts sporting performance | Sport Psychology: Gibson, R. | Scoop.it
@IMechE writes about our undergrads inthe sports tech field. 10 years of sports tech graduates! @lborouniversity http://t.co/jw55nklLxW

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The sound of the racquet is effecting the way players are playing. When players sound of the ball coming off the racquet is of solid contact, the more they hear it the better they are playing. Perfomance is being enhanced regardless of if every time they make contact is on the optimal part of the racquet. The positive reinforcement of this desirable sound is making the sport more desireable and boosting sporting performance. 

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Olympics 2012 - The Importance of Sports Psychology

Tom Bates talks about the importance of sports psychology, on the BBC, during the Olympics.
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This was produced in anticipation for the London games two summers ago. The video is interesting, because it gives the viewer insights from past olympians and their thoughts about sport psychology. 

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Sport Psychology and Its Impact On Athletics

Sport Psychology and Its Impact On Athletics | Sport Psychology: Gibson, R. | Scoop.it
Even though physical aspects such as strength, speed, and power are indescribably important in sports, sports are played mentally. You think about where you should throw the ball. You think about where you want to shoot the puck...
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Sports are played mentally. An athlete can be strong and and fast but if they are unable to utilize these qualities in the face of competition, they will not be succesful. Sport psychology helps athletes develop and utilze the mental skills and discipline that will have give them the competitive edge in their sport. 

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Motivated - The No.1 Sports Psychology Tip

What is the No.1 psychologcial tip that sports champions use to ramp up their performance? John Sherry (http://100percentchampions.com/), Sports Motivator, l...
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Athletes need to be able to visualize success. When constantly having the object of your sport around and visualizing what it is going to feel like to have achieved goals in that sport, one's psyche is stimulated and success is more likely. Without visualizing the end goal it is hard to stay focused on the task at hand and the importance of practice and sport participation.  

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