Psychological Services for the U.S. Track and Field Team

in The Sport Psychologist
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This article describes the development and provision of psychological services to the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Teams for 1984 and 1988. It highlights the special problems encountered when attempting to provide services to elite level coaches and athletes. Helping athletes cope with the pressures generated by international travel, politics, elite level competition, drugs, and money provide the sport psychologist with a tremendous challenge and a moral dilemma.

Robert M. Nideffer, formerly of Enhanced Performance Associates of San Diego, is with Enhanced Performance Systems, 822 Boylston St., Box 67197, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167.

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