2017, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part G
Importance of sports psychologist for team performance in sports
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Devender Singh Parmar, Geeta Kumari and Shashank Rathore
It has long been acknowledged that psychological skills are critical for player at the elite level. Player with the requisite “mental toughness” is more likely to be successful. In the past, it was assumed that these skills were genetically based, or acquired early in life. Now, it is commonly accepted that players and coaches are capable of learning a broad range of psychological skills that can play a critical role in learning and in performance. Increasing stress in competitions bring into pessimistic effects for athletic performances, which retort with both physical and mental abilities. To conquer these situations for the athlete, coaches have shown keen interest in the field of sport psychology, particularly in the area of competitive anxiety. The importance of a sports psychologist as an integral member of the coaching and health care teams is widely recognized. Sports psychologists can teach skills to help athletes enhance their learning process and motor skills as well as cope with competitive pressures. The present study was carried out to find the significance of sports psychologist to support team performance. For the present study 100 players were selected from Department of Physical Education, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. The effective sample consisted of 100 players, age ranges from 20 to 25 years (Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey and Cricket players), where sport’s counseling was give to 50 players and another 50 players served as control. Singh personal stress source inventory and Sinha comprehensive anxiety test were used for the study. The results related to the hypothesis were evaluated, which revealed that significantly higher stress as well as anxiety level was found in those players who did not counsel prior to sport activity in comparison to counseled players. In conclusion there is an essential need of sports psychologist in team sports performances, personality profiling, assessing strengths and weaknesses. Now-a-days all the teams are using the services of sport’s psychologist to enhance their performance.
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Dr. Devender Singh Parmar, Geeta Kumari and Shashank Rathore. Importance of sports psychologist for team performance in sports. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2017; 2(2): 345-347.