Tag: high school sports

  • Understanding the Psychology of Sport and Exercise

    Understanding the Psychology of Sport and Exercise

    Sport and exercise psychology is the study of how psychological factors, such as thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, affect participation in sport and exercise. Sport and exercise psychologists help athletes and other individuals improve their performance, motivation, and overall well-being. Here are the top 7 things to know about the psychology of sport and exercise: How…

  • Where Do Sports Psychologists Work?

    Where Do Sports Psychologists Work?

    Sports psychology is a dynamic and growing field that plays a crucial role in helping athletes and sports enthusiasts enhance their performance, manage stress, and overcome mental challenges. But have you ever wondered where sports psychologists work and how they contribute to the world of sports and mental health?  Professional Sports Teams One of the…

  • How Does Regular Participation in Sports Affect Your Body?

    How Does Regular Participation in Sports Affect Your Body?

    Sports are more than just games; they are a pathway to a healthier, more vibrant life. Whether you’re a dedicated athlete or someone who enjoys casual physical activity, regular participation in sports can have a profound impact on your body.  There are many ways in which sports benefit your physical health, from building strength and…

  • Advantages of Sports for Young Adults

    Advantages of Sports for Young Adults

    Sports offer much more than physical exercise; they provide a pathway to personal growth, character development, and a sense of belonging. There are numerous advantages of sports for young adults, including their impact on physical, mental, and emotional well-being.  Physical Health Young adulthood is a pivotal stage of life where lifelong habits are formed. Engaging…

  • Athletes with anxiety: How to manage it and succeed

    Athletes with anxiety: How to manage it and succeed

    Athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, can experience anxiety. It is a normal human emotion that can be caused by a variety of factors, such as pressure to perform, fear of failure, or competition nerves. While some anxiety can be motivating, too much anxiety can interfere with performance and enjoyment of sports. What…

  • What is Sports Psychology?

    What is Sports Psychology?

    At Launch Sports Performance, we are often asked about the difference between a mental game coach or an LPC and a sports psychologist. That is such a great question, so we have outlined some of the basic facts below: What does a sports psychologist do? Sports psychologists are mental health professionals who have a PhD in a…

  • Playing Team Sports Can Improve A Person’s Mental Health

    Playing Team Sports Can Improve A Person’s Mental Health

    Team sports are a great way to improve your physical health, but they can also have a significant impact on your mental health. When you play a team sport, you’re part of a group of people working together towards a common goal. This can help you to feel more connected to others, boost your self-esteem,…

  • The Importance of Mental Performance in Sports

    The Importance of Mental Performance in Sports

    In sports, as in life, the mental game is just as important as the physical game. In fact, many experts believe that the mental game is even more important. This is because the way we think and feel can have a profound impact on our performance. When we are feeling confident, focused, and relaxed, we…

  • The Benefits of Working with a Sports Mental Coach

    The Benefits of Working with a Sports Mental Coach

    What is a Sports Mental Coach? A sports mental coach is a professional who helps athletes improve their mental game. This includes helping athletes develop confidence, focus, goal-setting skills, and coping mechanisms for dealing with pressure and adversity. Sports mental coaches work with athletes of all ages and skill levels, from youth athletes to professional…

  • Coping with the Mental Health Challenges of Sports Injuries

    Coping with the Mental Health Challenges of Sports Injuries

    Sports injuries are a common occurrence, and they can have a significant impact on an athlete’s mental health. In fact, research suggests that up to 70% of athletes experience some form of mental health issue after an injury.