International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2020, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part B
Sports psychology in India: Current and future perspective
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Kishor Kumar BS and Dr. Jayarajan David D
Consider the following situation – a highly talented player on who rests a million hopes is well prepared physically and dreaming of gold. But then just at the start of the match, he realises he hasn’t learnt to deal with his nerve and thoughts, which are essential to focus and perform. Now it is only the player’s fault that he didn’t know how to manage the psychological aspects of the game. It is a well established fact that mental skills training are an integral component to achieve peak performance. Why then is sports psychology still in its infancy in India? Why it is still not developing in our country? One of the main reasons could be the negative suggestion associated with psychology. Till date many players and coaches think going to a psychologist means there is a problem. Some of the reasons are the lack of resource personnel, lack of awareness, following traditional methods of coaching with little emphasis on sport psychology and sports sciences. Also image management is a key issue in India, especially in sports. Players have to maintain ‘I m cool and have no problem attitude’ Mental skills training ought to be treated as a component of peak performance similar to physical training only then we can think achievement.
Pages: 100-102 | 59 Views 7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Kishor Kumar BS, Dr. Jayarajan David D. Sports psychology in India: Current and future perspective. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2020;5(1):100-102.