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PSYC 3480
Anneke Olthof

Chapter 3 - Approach  Imagine that the beginning of the baseball season, track and field season, and other spring/summer sports are only weeks away. Time flies by and the season is at its mid- point and playoffs are within sight. What does this mean for the athlete's approach to competition, regardless if it is off-season, mid-season, or play-offs, and why is it important? o Approach is critical because contributes to or limits how successful athlete will be. Starts with daily routines (proper eating, sleeping, every day good habits), athlete's positive attitude to fitness and conditioning, practice, and competition o Can only control thinking and amount of effort they give. Responsible for moment-to-moment behavior. Effective execution of skills and tasks are about on-going behavior and, if executed properly, can lead to successful results  Approach involves mental preparation taken between competitions, how athlete thinks and acts in hours and
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