The role of positive psychology and enjoyment in enhancing sport commitment and maximizing strengths in elite youth soccer

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Abstract

Book abstract: Sports psychology, exploring the effects of psychological interventions on important performance-related outcomes, has become ever more popular and prevalent within elite level soccer clubs in the past decade as teams look to gain psychological as well as physiological advantages over their competitors.

The Psychology of Soccer seeks to present the detailed understanding of the theories underpinning the psychological issues relating to soccer, along with practical insights into effective psychological interventions and strategies

This book uses contemporary theory and research to elucidate key concepts and applied interventions. It includes world-leading expert commentaries of contemporary theoretical and applied approaches in understanding critical issues in soccer, and provides practical implications and insights into working effectively in soccer-related contexts.

The Psychology of Soccer is an evidence-based resource to guide research and facilitate practice and will be a vital resource for researchers, practitioners, and coaches within the area of sport psychology and related disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Psychology of Soccer
EditorsJoseph G. Dixon, Jamie B. Barker, Richard C. Thelwell, Ian Mitchell
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter2
Edition1st Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9781003005568
ISBN (Print)9780367350277
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • psychology
  • youth soccer
  • sport commitment

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