Sports Performance Psychology

Sports Psychology

Be the best you can be.

 

Sports Performance Coaching.

Professional athletes have trained for years to reach their common goals and that’s simply to be the best!

Not only do they push their bodies to the extreme edge of human capability but they have to have the psychological make’up that sees them to the end

‘Our mindset is fundamental to our success’.

Sport performance coaching is not new to the mental health psychology arena, but it has gained huge attention over the years as sport becomes an important factor to our lives whether that is at novice or professional level.

The discipline of sports psychology has an inexact placement at the intersection of athletic training and personal counselling, varying widely depending on the sport and the practitioner.

The overall focus is directed at how different aspects of competition affect the player or team’s overall mindset. While the well-being of the athlete is the ultimate aim, sports performance psychologists also promote mental toughness to optimise athletic achievement with the aim of helping them stay independent of negativity.

What is sports performance psychology coaching?

I wonder if you have you ever heard an athlete say that a sport is 70% psychological?

As you make preparations for competition by training your physical skills, you must also prepare yourself psychologically to give yourself the edge. It’s this psychological side of sporting activity that a sports psychology professional works to enhance. Sports coaches often deal exclusively with the physical and strategic components of sports, whereas, sports psychology coaches seek to harness and develop the minds of athletes to help them improve their performance.

Sports performance coaching aims to help athletes achieve their maximum potential and enhance their overall experience.

Why do people contact a sports psychology professional?

To;

Improve overall performance.
Overcome the pressures of competition.
Enhance the experience of youth sports.

Sports performance coaching can provide support for; Athletes from novice to professional, coaches, teams sports and organisations.

Steve is a specialist performance coach in Football, Golf, Boxing, Gymnastics, Darts and Athletics.

‘To understand the pressure when your at the top of your game, you have to have been there yourself’. Quote ‘Steve McKeown’, Semi Professional Footballer.

For further information on how to improve your sport please call Steve McKeown on 07890 101206.