Sports & Performance Psychology

“Success is 10% physical and 90% mental.”

Sports Psychologists help athletes improve performance on and off the field. Many of the world's best athletes seek the help of a sports psychologist to improve focus and achieve goals.

Can Sports Psychology Help You?

Sports psychology can also help athletes work through any of the following performance problems:

  • Depression or anxiety interfering with athletic performance
  • Trouble focusing, or "choking" under pressure
  • Trouble getting along with teammates
  • Authority issues with coaches
  • Coping with injury and changes in training loads
  • Stress management training
  • Alcohol and drug use negatively impacting performance
  • Family and marital problems interfering with performance
  • Decreased commitment and motivation
  • Problems with impulse control

Sports Psychology Interventions

At The Psychology Group, we use a combination of approaches to help athletes. Such as technology, visualization, cognitive restructuring and behavioral approaches to help optimize performance on and off the field. If you would like to improve your athletic performance on the field, contact us today for a free consultation.

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Training

An effective tool in helping athletes train themselves to get into the "the zone," which is especially useful in high pressure, competitive situations. Athletes can overcome performance anxiety and train themselves to be in a state of "flow" during evaluations, tryouts, and high stakes competitions.

HRV seems to be correlated with recovery status, capacity for high intensity training, and optimal strength gains. Some research even suggests that HRV guided training can help predict illness (pulmonary and respiratory) and injury (this study is not yet replicated in humans). HRV guided training can be a useful tool for the following:

  • Maximizing recovery
  • Planning higher intensity training days
  • Predicting the best endurance performance days
  • Predicting higher VO2 max

The Psychology Group Can Help

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