Ask any of the athletes that were successful at this year’s 2010 Vancouver Olympics what helped them bring their A-game and most will have a simple explanation. It’s all about preparing their minds,or in other words, engaging in sports psychology. Many coaches of star players believe in using this tool to help athletes exercise the mind, in addition to their bodies, for the Olympics or other physical endeavors.
Even though German biathlete Magdalena Neuner already had six world championships before coming to the Olympics, she also had a history of inconsistent shooting. That inconsistency led the world champion to sometimes show poor results. She believed the key to improving and returning to her championship form in this year’s Olympics was her mental preparation. Read the full article here at Helping Psychology, sponsored by Argosy University.