What is it?
Sport Psychology can be described as the study of how psychology influences sports performance. Our thoughts, feelings and behaviours can all have an impact upon the way we approach sport, but quite this area of sports performance can be left unchecked.
Traditionally, there is a focus on the technical, tactical and physical aspects of sport. For example, teams and individuals might spend hours improving fitness, technical ability and tactical aspect of performance. But…how much time do we allocate to improving our mental fitness to perform?
There’s an urban quote that suggests:
“Sport is 90% physical and 10%
When we first think about the term ‘disruption’ we might automatically think of its negative connotation. If someone disrupts what you’re doing it can be annoying, frustrating and prevent you from achieving whatever it was that you were doing. Disruption is akin to an interruption:
“Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process”
However, causing disruptions in sport can have some fantastic positive effects, be it technical, tactical or psychological.
HOW DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO RESULTS IN A NEW TECHNIQUE
If you follow athletics you’ll probably be aware of high jumpers using