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1

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

2

Why is PST often neglected?

-Lack of knowledge of it
-Misunderstanding about it
-Lack of Time
-Myths about PST

3

What kinds of myths exist about PST that lead it to be neglected?

-Problem athletes only?
-Elite only?
-Quick fix solution?
-Not Useful?

4

Why is PST important in improving performance?

Leads to:
-Higher confidence
-Greater self-regulation of arousal
-Better concentration and focus
-Positive thoughts and imagery
-More determination and commitment

5

What are the 4 phases of a PST program?

-Education
-Acquisition
-Practice
-Self-regulation

6

What is the education phase of PST?

Making the athlete aware of PST and its importance for improving performance

7

What is the acquisition phase of PST?

focusing on strategies and techniques for learning various psychological skills

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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

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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

10

When is the best time to implement a PST program?

Offseason or preseason

11

Who should conduct PST?

Ideally a sport psychologist but coaches can be trained to do so

12

What are the stages of PST program development?

-Discussing approach
-Assess Athlete's mental skills
-Determine which psychological skills to train
-Design a schedule
-evaluate the program

13

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

14

What is Self-Talk?

The act or practice of talking to oneself, either aloud or silently