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The present case study describes the content and implementation of a blended psychological skills training, consisting of an app and workshops, with a group of athletes (N = 44) from a Bundesliga soccer academy in Germany. In a pre–post design, athletes completed different questionnaires at two measurement points. There was a significant increase in concentration and self-efficacy and more frequent recovery after the intervention. However, athletes showed equal competition anxiety levels and more frequent stress after the intervention. The app’s training time was brief (M = 14.36 min, SD = 18.17 min) over 9 weeks and did not moderate the intervention’s effects. A comparison between active users and nonusers indicates that the results found were due to the workshops. The qualitative feedback indicates that motivational functions should be added to a psychological skills training app and time slots should be created in athletes’ demanding schedules to ensure high user engagement.
Stenzel is with the Inst. of Sport Science, Sport Psychology, and Stoll, Sport Psychology, Sport Education, and Sport Sociology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany. Röcken is with University Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. Borgmann is with University Rostock, Rostock, Germany.