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Psychological Factors

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Psychological Factors In this assignment I will outline the psychological factors that affect sports training and performance, I will also describe the psychological factors that can affect sports training and performance and I will then analyse the psychological factors that affect sports training and performance. Main areas of Psychology and sport are:- * Motivation * Anxiety * Arousal * Personality Factors - Concentration - Self Confidence Motivation Motivation is "a drive to fulfil a need", Motivation in sport is important because it can be the difference between winning and loosing. It encourages us to behave in a particular way, E.G. an athlete driven by achieving a PB (personal best) in a race. There are two types of Motivation; * Intrinsic This is an internal drive that people have to participate or perform well in a sport. Motivate includes fun, enjoyment and the satisfaction of achieving something. This gives participants high levels of concentration and a feeling they are in total control E.G. Enjoying it so you make your self committed to the sport, listening to music to get you in the mood. I enjoy playing tennis so I play it when ever I can; I train 3 times a week and play socially when ever possible. If you play a sport you enjoy, it means you will play a lot which means you will improve a lot. ...read more.

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Pressure can often cause stress for a lot of people, like if your taking a penalty, if its during the game and your winning anyway it may not be so bad but when you have a penalty in the last minute of the game and the score is 1-1, the blame could get put on you if you miss it. Arousal Arousal is another term for the amount of motivational drive that a sports performer has. High arousal can lead to high levels of stress. Arousal is good for sport up until a certain point. Once you get past that point arousal can get you aggravated and cause you to under perform in your sport. It can often lead to consequences as well, for example Eric Cantona got annoyed to easily with his high arousal and ended up attacking a member of the public and was banned from the game for 9 months. As arousal gets even higher, then performance starts to decline. Therefore at very low levels and very high levels performance is poor. A moderate level of arousal is optimum for the best possible performance. I often get very annoyed when I get taken off for Feering, especially when I feel that I shouldn't have been taken off. I also find it hard to come on as a sub in a game and play to my best. ...read more.

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you don't know what they are going to do next, players can sport neurotic people if they have really good awareness, but often they are neurotic themselves. A good example of this is Wayne Rooney, you can't predict what he is going to do with the ball or what he is going to do when he doesn't have the ball, Ballack from Chelsea is another good example. Goal Keepers may be good because you don't know which way they will go or what there going to do. They concentrate on just the people who are attacking against the goal but they are still unpredictable. In this assignment I have outlined the psychological factors that affect sports training and performance, I have also described the psychological factors that can affect sports training and performance and I then analysed the psychological factors that affect sports raining and performance. I feel I can get over anxiety when I am playing football, I sometimes get taken off in a game when I feel I shouldn't have and I get very upset with my self and sometimes even my manager, because I sometimes feel he has a grudge for me, even though he doesn't. I think it can be good to have anxiety in tennis because when I get aggravated I am more in the mood for playing tennis and I return the ball harder. ?? ?? ?? ?? Tom Camp ...read more.

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