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SportPsychology India

SportPsychology India

What is Sport Psychology?

Sport Psychology is the scientific study of people and their behavior in sport and exercise activities. Sport Psychology is concerned with the psychological factors that influence participation and performance in sport and exercise and with the psychological effects derived from them.

What is Applied Sport Psychology?

Applied Sport Psychology focuses on identifying and understanding psychological theories and interventions that can be applied to sport and exercise to enhance the performance and personal growth of athletes and physical activity participants.

What do Sport Psychology Consultants do?

  • Consistently create the ideal mental state (“the zone”) that unleashes those skills that help athletes to perform at their best.
  • Teach mental skills necessary to perform consistently well in training and competition.
  • Facilitate optimum involvement and enjoyment in sport and exercise.
  • Increase adherence to exercise and sport programs, and to help individuals realize their potential.


The practice of applied sport psychology usually involves a combination of individual and group consulting or counseling depending on the needs of the client.

Working with a Sport Psychologist helps athletes:

  • Sustain ideal levels of motivation.
  • Deal with pressures of competition.
  • Develop the skills of imagery and visualization.
  • Use positive self-talk to boost confidence.
  • Enhance concentration levels and control distractions.
  • Achieve self-confidence and enhance self esteem.
  • Control intensity and regulate emotional arousal.
  • Find their optimum level of performance tension.
  • Manage stress and anxiety levels.
  • Deal constructively with anger and destructive emotions.
  • Reduce staleness and prevent burnout.
  • Recover from injuries and facilitate rehabilitation.
  • Optimize goal setting and commitment levels.
  • Enhance team building and communication.
  • Improve time management/life balance.
  • Establish performance routines.
  • Deal with fear of failure and perfectionist traits.
  • Sharpen mental preparation and performance planning.
  • Enhance the experience of youth sport participants.
  • Through coaching education and workshops.
  • By educating parents about positive sport parenting.