Introduction to Sport Psychology for Beginners

Learn about the basic principles of sport psychology.
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

This course is an introduction to sport psychology for beginners. The course has been developed for those who wish to learn more about the field of sport psychology and how it is applied to real life sport. The course is for beginners who want to learn the basics about sports psychology. It is a great course for those who want expand their knowledge within the field of sports psychology. The course has been developed specifically for coaches, students and teachers. The course is over 7 hours long and is presented via powerpoint and audio. We recommend you complete the course over several weeks which will allow you take in all of the information. The course also includes PDF question booklets to test your knowledge on each of the modules. The modules included within this course are:

  1. Aggression
  2. Arousal and Anxiety
  3. Concentration
  4. Group Cohesion
  5. Confidence
  6. What is Sports Psychology?
  7. Leadership
  8. Imagery
  9. Motivation
  10. Personality
  11. Pre Performance Routines
  12. Goal Setting
By taking this course you will improve your understanding of the basic principles and theories of sport psychology. Not only will this course help you as a coach or student but it will also allow you to learn how some simple principles apply to the real sport environment.

What are the requirements?

  • You should have a very basic understanding of sport psychology theories

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to apply sport psychological principles to performance
  • Understand key sport psychology theories
  • Understand how theory relates to real life athlete experiences

What is the target audience?

  • Coaches who want to improve their understanding of sports psychology
  • Coaches who want to learn more about key sport psychology theories
  • Students studying Sports Psychology modules at college level
  • Teachers who teach Sports Psychology modules at college level (16 to 18yrs old)
  • This course is not for athletes

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:51

Basic introduction to how the course will be run and what you will be learning.

Section 2: Aggression in Sport
11:01

Within this lecture you will learn about what is aggression. You will learn about the frustration aggression hypothesis and the social learning theory. Finally you will learn about the general aggression model.

07:50

Within this lecture you will learn about how aggression can be used in a positive way and strategies that can help to control and manage aggressive behaviours.

12 pages

This is a short PDF booklet with questions to test your knowledge about what you have learnt on aggression in sport.

Section 3: Arousal and Anxiety in Sport
11:16

Within this lecture you will learn about what is arousal and anxiety. You will then learn how arousal and anxiety can affect our performance.

11:49

Within this lecture you will learn about the stress model, the inverted u theory, the drive theory and individual zones of optimal functioning.

13:47

Within this lecture you will learn about the reversal theory and the catastrophe theory. You will also learn about strategies used to manage anxiety and arousal.

15 pages

This is a short PDF booklet with questions to test your knowledge about what you have learnt on anxiety/arousal in sport.

Section 4: Concentration in Sport
09:11

Within this lecture you will learn about what affects concentration and the different types of attentional focus.

07:30

Within this lecture you will learn about how self talk and our emotions can influence our concentration. You will then learn about how concentration can be improved.

12 pages

This is a short PDF booklet with questions to test your knowledge about what you have learnt on concentration in sport.

Section 5: Confidence in Sport
10:19

Within this lecture you will learn about what confidence is and how it can improve performance.

10:28

Within this lecture you will learn about the 6 principle sources of confidence and how it can be developed.

12 pages

This is a short PDF booklet with questions to test your knowledge about what you have learnt on confidence in sport.

Section 6: Goal Setting in Sport
08:58

Within this short lecture you will learn about the different types of goals that can be set and the benefits of goal setting.

09:03

Within this lecture we will explore the smarter principles and how they can used within performance.

Section 7: Group Cohesion in Sport
10:39

At the end of this section you will learn about what group cohesion is and how groups form in sport.

09:38

We will explore what factors affect team cohsion and how it can be developed among groups.

10 pages

This is a short PDF booklet with questions to test your knowledge about what you have learnt on cohesion in sport.

Section 8: Imagery in Sport
10:06

Within this lecture you will learn about what is imagery, the different types of imagery and how it can benefit performance.

07:55

Within this lecture you will learn how to effectively use imagery in sport.

11 pages

This is a short PDF booklet with questions to test your knowledge about what you have learnt on imagery in sport.

Section 9: Leadership in Sport
11:57

Within this lecture we shall look at what makes a good leader, the multidimensional model of leadership and the 3 approaches to leadership.

07:16

In this lecture we shall look at the transformational leadership style and factors which can affect leadership.

12 pages

This is a short PDF booklet with questions to test your knowledge about what you have learnt on leadership in sport.

Section 10: Motivation in Sport
13:39

We shall look at the 2 different types of motivation and its definition. We shall then look at the benefits of motivation.

07:06

We will look at 3 theories of achievement motivation within this lecture.

12:46

Within this lecture we shall look at attribution theory and how motivation can be enhanced.

10 pages

This is a short PDF booklet with questions to test your knowledge about what you have learnt on motivation in sport.

Section 11: Personality in Sport
14:37

We shall look at how to measure personality and 3 approaches to studying personality.

Section 12: Pre Performance Routines in Sport
08:25

You will learn what is a pre performance routine, the benefits of routines and when they can be used.

08:02

We shall look at ways of improving pre performance routines such as imagery and self talk.

11 pages

This is a short PDF booklet with questions to test your knowledge about what you have learnt on pre performance routines in sport.

Section 13: What is Sport Psychology?
11:18

We will learn about what is sports psychology and the approaches to studying sports psychology.

10:05

We shall explore the role of a sport psychologist.

9 pages

This is a short PDF booklet with questions to test your knowledge about what you have learnt on what is sport psychology.

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Instructor Biography

Believe Perform, Online Sports Psychology Courses

BelievePerform is dedicated to increasing the awareness of sport and exercise psychology among the sport community. We offer high quality online courses which are run and developed by performance psychologists. This content has been designed to help coaches, athletes, students, teachers and parents to improve their psychological performance.

We have a great team who have developed the courses who all have fantastic experience within the field of sports psychology. Courses will look at a range of topics that offer applied advice to help you to improve your performance on and off the pitch.

Courses

The courses which we have developed provide the sport community with basic sport psychology advice, knowledge and tips. Our courses are a minimum of 2 hours long and a maximum of 6 hours. The courses are delivered via powerpoint with high quality audio and can include quizzes and PDF booklets to work through. Join us on this exciting journey to improve your knowledge within the psychology of sport!

Instructor Biography

Paul Russell, Performance Psychologist

Paul is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, an Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology) with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and a Chartered Scientist.

Paul started his career has a Physical Education teacher and has been a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at a UK university for over 15 years.

As a practitioner Paul has consulted for the English Institute of Sport preparing GB athletes and GB Teams for Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Championships. Paul worked as a Sports Psychologist with athletes and National Governing Bodies from 7 Olympic sports.

Paul has also worked extensively in Premiership football (soccer), professional boxing, First Class cricket, Super League (Rugby Union), and Premiership Rugby Union.

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