How Mental Health Mediates Sports Performance


How Mental Health Mediates Sports Performance


.....When an athlete experiences these stressors at high levels and/or for sustained periods of time, they can eventually experience mental illness if those stressors are not properly attended to. In extreme cases, these instances of mental illness can become irreversible. Similarly, high levels of mental stress or pressure can occur for any number of position types or roles in sporting organizations. Even individuals that aren’t athletes but that work within sporting contexts can suffer the same types of mental health strain (and eventually illness) if that stress isn’t handled or alleviated in appropriate ways.
One of the most common causes of mental strain within sport is, predictably, tied to expectations for individual or team performance. As an example, a high-performance team sport program, such as an undergraduate-level varsity basketball team, can often experience significant collective pressure for the entirety of each basketball season (6-7 months of the year) due to individual, team, coach, administration, campus, and community expectations for their performance and win-loss record.....
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Bethany`s Notes: Talk about expectation and the demands of sport with your team. Not discussing it shoves it under a rug and makes it hard to be open and honest when an athlete is struggling.

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