Sport Psychology for Athletes
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Sport Psychology for Athletes

Master the fundamentals of sport psychology
4.4 (105 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,486 students enrolled
Created by Chris Worfolk
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 23 articles
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand how to increase motivation, improve focus and build confidence
  • Use mental imagery
  • Replace negative self-talk with positive self-talk
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Achieve your sporting goals
  • Have more fun
Requirements
  • This course is designed for people with an interest in sport
  • No prior knowledge of psychology is required
Description

Are you interested in sport psychology? Maybe you're an athlete or a coach looking for practical techniques. Or maybe a student or lifelong learner who loves sport. 

If so, this is the course for you. It will provide you with a beginner-level grounding in the theory, but with a focus on practical application and how to use the techniques in your own life, whatever level of sport you play.

We won't just be looking at slides, we'll be out there exploring, with quizzes, workbooks and practical exercises to work through.

We'll look at:

  • Motivation

  • Focus

  • Confidence

  • Stress & Anxiety

  • Mental imagery

  • Relaxation

  • Self-talk

  • Mindfulness

And much more!

Watch the video or check out our preview lessons to get a taste of what is inside the course.

If that sounds exciting, hit the "buy now" button to get started immediately. I can't wait to see you inside the course!

Who this course is for:
  • Athletes who who want to improve their performance
  • Coaches who want a better understanding of theory and how to implement it
  • Anyone who loves sport and is interesting in learning about psychology
Course content
Expand all 84 lectures 03:42:24
+ Understanding Motivation
10 lectures 29:55
Avoiding boredom
00:34
Rediscovering motivation
03:32
Rediscovering motivation workbook
00:07
Can you be over-motivated?
01:35
Training schedules
03:08
Training schedule template
00:10
Summary
00:18
Test your knowledge
4 questions
+ Understanding Focus
8 lectures 17:25
What is focus?
04:11
Automation of skills
00:54
Principles of effective concentration
03:29
Why external focus is useful
00:27
Practical concentration techniques
02:05
Practical concentration suggestions
00:27
Simulation training
05:26
Summary
00:26
Test your knowledge
4 questions
+ Understanding Confidence
8 lectures 16:35
What is confidence?
02:48
Sources of confidence
05:40
Bandura's model of confidence
02:40
Adversity training
03:15
Adversity training example
00:42
Adversity training workbook
00:14
Hero days
01:00
Summary
00:15
Test your knowledge
4 questions
+ Understanding Stress & Anxiety
11 lectures 24:32
What is stress and anxiety?
03:04
Causes of anxiety
06:37
Test your personality
00:28

You can measure your level of perfectionism using the Short Revised Almost Perfect Scale (SAPS). This will ask you eight questions which you rate from extremely disagree to extremely agree.

You can try the questionnaire on the PsyToolkit website here.

Possible scores range from 4 to 28. Typically, athletes will score highly on this scale. So, if you score around 24, it indicates you have high levels of perfectionism, but don't worry too much because you are not alone.

Levels above this suggest excessive perfectionism.

Test your perfectionism
00:20
Self-awareness
02:34
Example journal
00:05
How to reduce anxiety
02:32
Coping effectiveness training
03:04
Choking prevention training
02:25
Cognitive reappraisal
02:38
Summary
00:43
Test your knowledge
5 questions
+ Understanding Expertise
6 lectures 17:37
What is expertise?
05:08
Deliberate practice
05:25
Deliberate practice example
00:27
Skill acquisition
04:48
Skill acquisition example
01:28
Summary
00:21
Test your knowledge
4 questions
+ Technique: Goal Setting
8 lectures 30:23
Why set goals?
03:09
Regulating behaviour
00:41
What makes a good goal?
07:00
Goal setting example
04:58
Goal durations
03:34
Goal-setting principles
10:02
Goal setting workbook
00:28
Summary
00:31
Test your knowledge
6 questions
+ Technique: Mental Imagery
7 lectures 22:35
What is imagery?
07:53
How to use imagery
06:14
The PETTLEP model
04:22
When to use imagery
02:25
Example script
00:57
Imagery workbook
00:12
Summary
00:31
Test your knowledge
6 questions
+ Technique: Relaxation
4 lectures 11:44
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
01:05
PMR practice exercise
10:14
PMR audio download
00:12
Summary
00:13
Test your knowledge
1 question