GAINcast Episode 159: Sports psychology

Creating mentally strong athletes that can bring the right focus to training and perform under pressure is no easy task. While specialists can help in this area, every coach needs to understand that how they design training can also help develop the athlete mentally as well as physically. On this episode of the GAINcast we talk about sports psychology and how to integrate important concepts into daily training sessions.

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Notes and quotes

Vern has been involved with sports psychology for nearly 50 years and we start off the episode by looking back at some lessons he has learned and how his approach to sports psychology has evolved over his career. We then focus on some current hot topics facing coaches in this area, as well as tips for how coaches can help athletes develop mental skills that will carry over to the game.

To hear more about these topics you can listen to the full episode above. If you like what you hear on the GAINcast, don’t forget to give us a review and subscribe on iTunes.

Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: