Sport Psychology: The Role Of Motivation In Sports

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There are many athletes who are successful in the field of sports and to complement that physicality came a lot of psychological preparation. As the great Michael Jordan once said, “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Sport psychology is a proficiency that uses psychological knowledge and skills to address optimal performance and well-being of athletes, as well as developmental and social aspects of sports participation. It has been proven to impact the creation of neural pathways within the brain, thus enabling a positive or negative effect on the technical aspects of sports, such as fluency, accuracy and timing. Strategies like goal-setting, thought-stopping and, simulation training have helped my psychological need of motivation immensely and hence improved my level of performance in dance this term positively based on the data collected.…show more content…
In simpler terms, it is defined as the “the drive that is caused by motives that are external or environmental.” (Taftified, 2018). With the personal reflections, over the past couple weeks in which my partner and I were practicing our dance routine, I noticed that I was very discontent and unmotivated from the beginning of the first practical lesson. I was disinterested in making any progress until my partner, an external force, asked to dance. This could be since although I am not driven enough to put myself forward in situations where I do not feel the most comfortable with, especially when it comes to dance, once I have made the first move then I can continue to move forward with the

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