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KNES 350- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 22 pages long!)


Department
Kinesiology
Course Code
KNES 350
Professor
Elizabeth Brown
Study Guide
Midterm

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UMD
KNES 350
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Sports Psychology
- The mental side of sports
- The athletes who make itis mostly from the mental side
- Those who are promoted are able to mentally continue- they are always there and
anticipating the needs
o Mentally managing yourself as well
- Look at fans, athletes, parents, coaches, successful
o How do coaches keep the plater and make the players want to stay
o Parents affect the mental side of the athletes
- How you mentally manage your gifts is what we are going to talk about
- You do things that push you forward and things that push you backward
- SCIENCE OF SUCCESS- look at what successful people did with their lives and realize why
people do’t ake it ad hy people do ake it
o To Brady should’t e here he is—he was third string quarterback, so he
went to a sports psychologist and told him to be the best third string and long
quarterback he can beand he did and was patient and now look at him
- All about the power of the mind and achieve success
o The mind drills are harder than the physical drills sometimes
Sports Psychology is a course that started in 1960srelatively new
- Sport is so popular today though
- 1/10 of the World Almanac are devoted to sport
- there are all-star games, hall of fame and everything for every sport
- the longest running TV show in this country is Monday Night Football
- it energizes a countrybrings people together
o it is a universal languagekids start to play together- become unified because of
a team
o Miracle on Ice- US beat Russia in ice hockeybrought everyone together and
everyone was so proud
o Games DuCount by Brian Kilmean
Total way that you can invest in your passion without any consequences
Can take risks in sports and not losesee how you do
o The Blind Side
Sports save lives
Michael Ohrstarted with the Ravenshe was saved by a family and
then sport/football
o Cardell Jones
Ohio State quarterback
Rihard’s Story
- Coaches would play with them while older kids did drugs
- Took them around and
- 7th gradecourts were demolished, but coach helped and helped envision
- sport gives an opportunity
Jimmy Brown was a running back
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- learned all lessons in life from sport
Who needs a sports psychologist?
- Parents need it
- If troubling focusing during competition
- Not performing consistentlyconsistency is the key to everythingyou have to count
on them
- Educating players that practices lead to great performancesif you are good in
practices, then it follows you to field of play
- Overcoming pressure and stress
- To believe in yourself
- Game preparationbeing consistent in how they prepare
- Team cohesionDusty Baker knows how to make a team love each other
- Student athletes—do’t at a fresha to play oer a seior
- Injured athletesto be part of the team, but not actually- you are doing rehab when
everyone else is playing- to maintain enthusiasm without getting depressed
- Parental issuesthey put pressure on you, so how to deal with it
- Talking about the coach
- PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT
o Cant interfere with what the coaches are doing
What can you do as a sports psychologist?
- Starts with research at university, teaching, counseling (certified- clinical psychologist
with courses of sports psychology)
- Hard to get a job by just saying sports psychologistesp because there is no insurance
- Athlete first and then go back to school for itcredible, know what they are doing and
went through it
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