Psychological Factors that affect sports participation and training

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Psychological Factors that affect sports participation and training:

Psychological Factors that affect sports participation and training BTEC First in Sport Unit 1: Fitness Testing and Training Assignment Task 1.5

What do I need to know by the end of this section?:

What do I need to know by the end of this section? How each of the following factors effects sports training and performance Motivation Arousal and Anxiety Personality Concentration

Personality:

Personality Your characteristics or traits Your combination of traits builds up your overall personality Personality determines how you respond to stress

Task:

Task Complete the trait survey on pg xxx of the text book. What does this mean for you?

Concentration:

Concentration High levels of concentration will improve sports performance When performing in front of people or in tricky conditions such as wind it is easy to get distracted This can cause your performance levels to suffer What might happen if someone blew an air horn just as your about to play that shot!?!??!?!?!

Motivation:

Motivation Motivation is what makes people want to succeed The more motivated you are the more likely you will succeed What might make you less motivated to go to training or take part in a competition? Poor weather Previous poor performance Tough opponents Injury worries Coach Team mates

Motivation:

Motivation You must be motivated to train so you are in the right shape to compete http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRS_Rnq49Io You must be motivated to win http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U8e-QnBnbc&feature=related

Performance vs Motivation:

Performance vs Motivation As motivation levels increase so does the level of performance

Arousal:

Arousal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPWGmygrKIk Getting in the zone Pumped up for the game Inspired to succeed

Anxiety:

Anxiety http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMbdA_a3bXM Stressed by too much arousal Reduces performance levels Lose concentration Fear of Failing

Key Points on Pre Game Anxiety:

Key Points on Pre Game Anxiety Focused on outcome Fear of failing Lack of confidence Poor warm up Doubt about ability Injury Worrying about others Coach Fans Team Mates Self Intimidation The Big Game Situation High pressure atmosphere Focussed on how good the opponents are Trying too hard

How does this effect performance:

How does this effect performance Not in the zone Not interested enough Too worked up Too pumped In the zone Switched on

Different Sports Require different Arousal Levels:

Different Sports Require different Arousal Levels Golfers need to be relaxed enough to play the shot but still focused on hitting the ball well Weight Lifters need to psych themselves up to be able to lift more weight but still focus on the correct technique What might happen if a football player gets to aroused? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr45hnkeg6U