Tag: team sports

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • The Mental Health Benefits of Sports

    The Mental Health Benefits of Sports

    Sports have long been known to be good for our physical health. But did you know that they can also have a positive impact on our mental health?

  • 5 Ways to Be Stronger Mentally as a Student-Athlete

    5 Ways to Be Stronger Mentally as a Student-Athlete

    Being a student-athlete is a challenging but rewarding experience.

  • The Benefits of Playing Sports

    The Benefits of Playing Sports

    Sports are a great way to stay active, have fun, and make friends. But they can also do much more than that.

  • How to Overcome a Mental Block While Playing Sports

    How to Overcome a Mental Block While Playing Sports

    As a therapist who specializes in sports psychology, I often work with athletes who are struggling with mental blocks. A mental block is a psychological barrier that prevents an athlete from performing at their best.