Flashcards in Psychological Skills Training Deck (14)
What is Psychological Skills Training?
Systematic and consistent practice of mental or psychological skills for the purpose of enhancing performance, increasing enjoyment, or achieving greater sport or physical satisfaction
Why is PST often neglected?
-Lack of knowledge of it
-Misunderstanding about it
-Lack of Time
-Myths about PST
What kinds of myths exist about PST that lead it to be neglected?
-Problem athletes only?
-Quick fix solution?
Why is PST important in improving performance?
-Greater self-regulation of arousal
-Better concentration and focus
-Positive thoughts and imagery
-More determination and commitment
What are the 4 phases of a PST program?
What is the education phase of PST?
Making the athlete aware of PST and its importance for improving performance
What is the acquisition phase of PST?
focusing on strategies and techniques for learning various psychological skills
What is the practice phase of PST?
-Automating psychological skills through overlearning
-teaching to systematically integrate psychological skills into performance situations
-simulating skills the athlete wants to apply in competition
What is the self-regulation phase of PST?
Endpoint of PST where the athlete can self regulate their internal functions without the help of a coach or sport psychologist
When is the best time to implement a PST program?
Offseason or preseason
Who should conduct PST?
Ideally a sport psychologist but coaches can be trained to do so
What are the stages of PST program development?
-Assess Athlete's mental skills
-Determine which psychological skills to train
-Design a schedule
-evaluate the program
What are the main measurements of psychological skills?
-Psychological Skills Inventory for Sports
-Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28
-Test of Performance Strategies
-Ottowa Mental Skills Assessment Tool-3