Sports Psychology

Course Number: 221

Open To:
Grades 9-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: College Preparatory Elective “G” Requirement. This course does not meet NCAA requirement.

Course Description:
Sports Psychology is designed to provide students with knowledge about psychological factors that affect performance in sport and exercise such as motivation, concentration, focus, confidence, burnout, goal setting, life balance, attitude, character development, leadership, coach/athlete relationships, anxiety and relaxation. Students will be introduced to mental skills that will enhance performance, make athletic participation more enjoyable, and learn skills that can be transferred to other aspects of their lives. Specific skills addressed in this class include: how to set measurable goals and strategies to achieve them, visualization and imagery techniques, leadership, team building, and how to cope with injuries loss, and/or disappointments.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • There is no textbook for this course. Reading assignments will be given to the students throughout the semester.

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
None