The mind has a key role to play in sport. What we think and how we feel will impact on any sporting performance.
Sport psychology is a positive psychology focussing on enhancing sport performance by helping athletes and coaches develop mental skills to become better at what they are already very good at.
A positive mindset during training keeps you focused on making the small improvements to make you better. A positive mindset during competition may make that 1% difference between achieving your goals. Sport psychologists help individuals and teams identify that winning mindset to develop, enhance and maintain optimal performance.
Led my Mark Bawden, the EIS have a team of Sports Psychologists working with athletes throughout the EIS network.
The British Psychological Society 'Going for Gold' Portal