Dr. Sherif Zaher
The perception of sport psychology has a tendency to be misinterpreted. Sport psychology consultants are trained to assist athletes with psychological preparation for competition and the mental and emotional demands of their sport. Certified athletic trainers agree that these services play a vital role in the development of any athlete and feel that it can benefit their performance on and off the field by improving focus and building confidence.
The fear that triggers the physiological response in a person faced with a particular activity is often related to experience and is likely to be especially strong if the person performed less than optimally at those times. Knowing that one has failed frequently at a task may make succeeding at the task in the future difficult. Stated succinctly, the likelihood of an individual’s succeeding at a task may not be independent of his or her beliefs about the likelihood of success.