Sport Psychology at a Ski Academy: Teaching Mental Skills to Young Athletes

in The Sport Psychologist
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This paper describes a sport psychology program conducted at a ski academy for a group of 43 competitive skiers in grades 8-12. The program’s effectiveness is discussed using evaluations from participants and coaches. The positive results of the evaluations and a drop in scores on the Sport Competition Anxiety Test indicates the various components of the program were helpful in developing skills in sport and in the athletes’ lives in general. Implications for future programs of this type are discussed, as is the role of the sport psychologist in this type of setting.

Jon C. Hellstedt is with the Department of Psychology at the University of Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854.

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