Mental toughness rarely comes naturally but it is a vital element of sports performance. Zion Clark is one athlete who has learnt the hard way to overcome some serious obstacles.
There is good evidence that sports meditation can play a role in helping athletes achieve a better state of mind when they’re competing, and this translates well across a variety of sports.
When compared to the general population, athletes are more likely to be psychologically distressed. So what can they, and the people around them, do to monitor and improve their mental health?
The authors of this study investigated the relationship between coaches’ mental health, the stressors they faced, and their use of psychological resilience.
Once the Olympic flame has been extinguished and the world moves on, what comes next for the athletes, and importantly, how do they navigate this sudden change?
Coaches and Adolescent Mental Health – Understanding the mental health of athletes is the first step to their development and success
This article looks to gain a greater understanding of how coaches perceive their role in the promotion of mental health for young athletes.