The Wide World of Sport Psychology

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 Brian Baxter, Elliott Waksman, Jimmy Yoo and Michael Wilson

Sport Psychology has been steadily gaining recognition over the past decade. And while the sports world generally knows of sport psychology, the majority still don’t know what it is we do.  In this issue of the SPINw e-newletter, we’ll give you some highlights of who we work with, what we do, and more from the wide world of sport psychology.  Enjoy!

What sports have you worked with at SPINw?

Soccer, Football, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Golf, Tennis, Track, Wrestling, Cross Country, Marathon, Swimming, Cyclo-cross, Skiing, Snowboarding, Horseback Riding, Mixed Martial Arts, Motocross, Competitive Cheer, Dog Agility, Competitive Poker, Triathalon

What level of competition are your athletes and teams?
Professional, Collegiate, Competitive Club Sport, High School, Recreational, Olympic hopeful

What is the population of your athletes?

Age Range – 10 – 55
Average Age – 17
Male or Female – 50/50 split

What are the most common reasons for coming to see a sport psychology consultant?

-Dealing with anxiety or pressure to perform
-Loss of confidence
-Not enjoying playing 
-Trouble controlling emotions
-Better in practice than competition
-Want to get to the next level-Recovering from injury
-Team building

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