Psychological Skills Training

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Training designed to improve mental skills of an athlete, such as self-confidence, motivation, the ability to relax under great pressure, and the ability to concentrate. PST takes many forms, but each usually has three phases: the education phase, during which athletes learn about the importance of psychological skills and how they affect performance; the acquisition phase, during which athletes learn about the strategies and techniques to improve the specific psychological skills that they require; and the practice phase, during which athletes develop their psychological skills through repeated practice, simulations, and actual competition. See also Thomas model.

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