The impact of psychology in the world of sports has grown. Many professional sportsmen and sportswomen are now happy, publicly to acknowledge the positive influence of a psychologically minded coach, or psychologist.
The physical Sport Sciences (Sports and exercise science, sports medicine) helped to improve athletic and sporting performance, over many decades.
But did you know that the first “sport scientist” was a psychologist? Although widely accepted today in many sports.
Sport psychology still struggles to find a place in some sports, like professional football (Soccer). Want to know why?
Human psychology invented sport, so why did soccer pretend it didn’t and why