The Sport Psychology Committee was formed to connect sport psychologists, sport psychologists in training, and professionals with an interest in the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology. The mission of the Committee is to provide SDPA members with education, ethical guidelines, case consultation, professional development, and resources related to the field of Sport Psychology.
Sport Psychology Defined:
Sport Psychology is a discipline of psychology dedicated to the scientific study of people and their behavior as applied to sport. Sport psychologists are interested in two main areas: a) helping athletes and/or coaches/trainers to apply psychological principles to achieve optimal mental health (performance enhancement); and b) an understanding of how participating in sport exercise and physical activity affects an individual's psychological development, health, and well-being throughout their life span.
What Do Sport Psychologists Do?
Sport psychologists teach mental skills to enhance performance while the athlete and/or coach is engaged in a sport. In addition, we strive to help clients develop personal excellence in a variety of areas beyond their sport.
Areas Of Sports Psychology:
Sport psychologists work in three main areas:
Professional Organizations That Govern Sports Psychologists: