*This is Part 1 of the 5 Things You Need to Know About Sport Psychology Series*
Last year, I wrote an article asking if 2014 was the Year of Sport Psychology. While sport psychology has enjoyed great gains lately, the field is still somewhat of a mystery to most. I suspect if you’re reading this, you have the basic understanding of the importance of the mental game, but here are 5 things you need to know to have a deeper understanding of how sport psychology can help improve your mental game and overall performance.
#1 – Sport Psychology is not “psychology” psychology
This is typically the biggest misconception is about the field as a whole. According to Dictionary.com, here is the definition: