Friday Night Lights Movie Essay

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There are multiple movies, books, and television shows that display psychological skills or sport psychological development. One of the best sport movies ever created and one of the best examples of a movie to show psychological skills is the movie Friday Night Lights. The movie was released in October of 2004 and is based on the small town of Odessa, Texas and their high school football team, Permian, in the year 1988. The movie was based on a book written by H.G. Bissinger who followed the football team throughout the 1988 football season. Not only does the movie focus on the football side of the town and players but also other factors that were heavily involved in the actual story such as poverty, segregation, and racism. The coach, Gary…show more content…
In multiple scenes, you can clearly see the use of motivation, team dynamics, imagery, goal setting, and leadership. Athletic injury and the return from that injury is also very clear in the movie with Boobie Miles’ torn ACL and the psychological effect it had on him. The biggest psychological skill and psychological development in Friday Night Lights was goal setting, along with athletic injuries and the return. Has with any football team and football movie, goal setting the biggest qualities a team needs to have to be successful. It’s always a big plus to the movie when goal setting evolved throughout the…show more content…
They sat together in his room and talked to each other about what Winchell needed to do (Friday Night Lights). It was one of the most influential scenes in the whole movie. It was the turning point and after that, the team started to gel and play well together. The film did a great job of showing both the good and bad, effective and ineffective ways the team set goals and what they did to achieve those goals. That is one of the main reasons why people love Friday Night Lights. Not only did they show the goal setting part of the movie but they focused on leadership, team dynamics, and
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