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Presentation or Panel Title

The Stress of Sports Performance

Location

Guzman 112

Start Date

4-15-2016 1:40 PM

End Date

4-15-2016 1:55 PM

Department

Health Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Martha Nelson, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Sports require strength, skill, and a healthy mindset. Athletes with a positive mindset often perform better than athletes who fill their mind with negative thoughts. Sports anxiety has a major effect on an athlete’s performance during a game. A key factor in being an athlete is the amount of confidence on the field or on the court. But what pressures does an athlete face during a game? Is it the pressure of the crowd? Or is it the pressure of making a mistake resulting in losing in the game? What exactly is going through an athletes mind while they are performing? If an athlete makes a mistake during a game how are they able to mentally recover? Will causing the error affect their self-confidence thus resulting in poor performance? The brain is a powerful tool in which we need to maintain positive thoughts and mindfulness. Increasing mindfulness decreases sports anxiety. The purpose of this podcast is to determine methods that can be used to control sports anxiety.

Athletes need to train their mind to think less about their performance while playing their sport. In a podcast I will be providing awareness information in order to reduce sports anxiety. I will be targeting athletes and athlete’s parents to inform them on how to control and avoid sports anxiety. The goals of the podcast are to define sports anxiety, determine the triggers, and understand how we can control sports anxiety. I will be providing sports anxiety stories in the podcast from college athletes and discuss how they overcame anxiety during their performance. The podcast will also include possible methods or techniques that can be done before or after a performance to decrease the risk of anxiety.

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The Stress of Sports Performance

Guzman 112

Sports require strength, skill, and a healthy mindset. Athletes with a positive mindset often perform better than athletes who fill their mind with negative thoughts. Sports anxiety has a major effect on an athlete’s performance during a game. A key factor in being an athlete is the amount of confidence on the field or on the court. But what pressures does an athlete face during a game? Is it the pressure of the crowd? Or is it the pressure of making a mistake resulting in losing in the game? What exactly is going through an athletes mind while they are performing? If an athlete makes a mistake during a game how are they able to mentally recover? Will causing the error affect their self-confidence thus resulting in poor performance? The brain is a powerful tool in which we need to maintain positive thoughts and mindfulness. Increasing mindfulness decreases sports anxiety. The purpose of this podcast is to determine methods that can be used to control sports anxiety.

Athletes need to train their mind to think less about their performance while playing their sport. In a podcast I will be providing awareness information in order to reduce sports anxiety. I will be targeting athletes and athlete’s parents to inform them on how to control and avoid sports anxiety. The goals of the podcast are to define sports anxiety, determine the triggers, and understand how we can control sports anxiety. I will be providing sports anxiety stories in the podcast from college athletes and discuss how they overcame anxiety during their performance. The podcast will also include possible methods or techniques that can be done before or after a performance to decrease the risk of anxiety.