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Psychological Skills Training
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What does PST stand for?
-psychological skills training
What is PST?
-Systematic application of techniques and strategies to enhance the mental skills of athletes
What is the purpose of PST?
-Greater sport/PA self-satisfaction
Why should athletes use PST?
-Mental skills separate athletes of similar physical ability
-Sports are 90% physical and 10% mental, but the 10% mental controls the 90% physical
-More successful players differ from less successful ones in how developed their psychological/mental skills are
What is mental toughness?
-The ability to focus, rebound from failure, cope with pressure, and the determination to persist
What are the 4 C's of mental toughness?
What is the evidence of PST effectiveness?
-Successful athletes achieved peak performance by using the mental skills of:
-Arousal control and management
-Coping strategies mental preparation routines
Why is PST neglected?
-Lack of knowledge (coaches and players don't really know the meaning or context of phrases like "relax" or "focus"
-Lack of understanding (Belief that skills are in-born, Confusion between clinical psychology and educational sport psychology, Stigmatization
-PERCEIVED lack of time
What are some myths about PST?
-PST is only for problem athletes
-PST is for elite training only
-PST provides a 'quick fix'
-PST is not useful
Is PST beneficial for all athletes?
-yes, including young, developing, and special populations
How long does one have to undergo PST for it to be effective?
-1 or 2 meetings
What are the steps for PST?
1. Educational awareness
What is educational awareness?
-knowing it's a thing you can help
What is acquisition?
-need to learn imagery? You will acquire these skills
What is practice?
-autonomic, integration, and simulation
-make it normal and automatic
Who can teach PST?
-Ideally a certified consultant (CC-AASP)
-Not technically legally necessary though
When can someone teach PST?
-Ideally, during the off-season or pre-season
How can one assess psychological skills?
-the performance pie
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