540 NASPE Sport and Exercise Psychology Academy Forum: Mental Game Myths and Truths for Coaches and Athletes

Friday, April 26, 2013: 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Convention Center: 210AB
NASPE/National Association for Sport and Physical Education
Presider: Cindra S. Kamphoff, Minnesota State University–Mankato, Mankato, MN
Speaker: Robin Vealey, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Most athletes and coaches understand the importance of the “mental game” for success in sport. However, ideas about training mental skills have evolved. What often seems well-meaning as a mental game strategy may actually be ineffective or detrimental. This presentation will (1) identify four ideas about the mental game that are actually myths, (2) explain why these are myths, and (3) provide exercises and strategies that coaches and athletes can use to enhance performance.
  • aahperdVealey.ppt (10.5 MB)