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PSYCHOLOGY & SOCCER PERFORMANCE
 

INTRODUCTION TO SOCCER PSYCHOLOGY
What can a Sports Psychologist do to help soccer players ?

MOTIVATION
Throughout the season, the coach may have to deal with team motivational problems...

STRESS, ANXIETY & RELAXATION
Most players have experienced nervousness before a big game...

MENTAL IMAGERY
The process of practicing skills in your mind rather than through physical practice...

SELF-CONFIDENCE
A lack of self-confidence will have adverse effects on performance...

GOAL SETTING
An excellent way of developing confidence is to set your players different goals...

CONCENTRATION & MENTAL CONTROL
Very few players actually practice concentration as a real skill...

BUILDING A TEAM (PSYCHOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW)
Coaches must take into account the personality of players when building their team...

TEAM COMMUNICATION
Good communication skills are vital for any coach and player...

TEAM SPIRIT
Attitude, discipline and behaviour all play a major role in deciding team spirit...

GETTING INTO THE ZONE
Guest article: Expert mental advice by Ed O'Keefe