Applied sport and exercise psychology is the application of psychology literature and research into the field to inform athletes, coaches, parents, exercisers, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals about the psychological aspects of their respective sport and interest.
The main goal in applied sport psychology is to teach mental skills required for consistent optimal performance in training and competition.
Applied sport psychology mostly involves a combination of individual and group consulting or counseling, depending on the needs of the client/s.
Concepts within applied sport and exercise psychology include:
- Goal Setting
- Energy Management
- Mental Toughness
- Team Cohesion