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performance...motivation...success

Sport Psychology

All athletes share a common desire to compete. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, an individual or part of a team, or simply someone working to achieve a more modest personal goal, you want to be the best you can be. As an athlete, you may be limited by life commitments, finances, time, or natural ability, but you need not be limited in attaining an athletic state-of-mind; one that can significantly improve your performance.

Sport can enrich the lives of most participants. In pursuing challenging, yet realistic goals, and enjoying sport, we can achieve fulfilling and rewarding outcomes; and such outcomes are more likely as we develop our mental skills or 'athletic thinking'.

In addition to the performance focus of sport psychology outlined above, sport psychology is also concerned with:


Sport or performance psychology now overlaps with the emerging focus of positive psychology. Both fields operate from the perspective of wellness, rather than illness, and emphasize the mental, behavioural and emotional skills that lead to success, contentment and happiness. Such practices, therefore, can be readily applied to all facets of our busy and demanding lives.