Psychological Impact of Injuries on Athletes

Athletes can be deprived of their sense of self due to injuries increasing stress in their lives. This can further lead to a fear to re-injury, negative emotions, mood disturbances and a sensation of loss1. It is normal for athletes to experience a variety of emotions like feeling down, sad, angry, restless, irritable or anxious … Continue reading Psychological Impact of Injuries on Athletes

Impact of Burnout on Sport Performance

Enjoyment remains the key to sport participation at all times and must be prioritised by parents and coaches. Do you think that the more you train, the better your performance is? Optimum amount of training is appropriate for an athlete to get the maximum of their abilities. Work SMART is the new mantra! We always … Continue reading Impact of Burnout on Sport Performance

Being a Terrific Sports Parent- Freya Katre

The previous article looked at understanding and managing a parents roles and relationships with regard to their child's sport. This second part discusses the basic principles required for good parent-athlete communication. In the following are some simple principles to be kept in mind:Let the child know that you are interested and involved in their sport … Continue reading Being a Terrific Sports Parent- Freya Katre

Raising An Athlete- Freya Katre

In this blog, we will look at understanding and managing a parent's roles and relationships with regard to their child's sport. Being a parent can be extremely challenging. In addition, being a parent of an athlete often adds to the efforts and responsibilities involved. An athlete's parent, has to look into the child's sport and … Continue reading Raising An Athlete- Freya Katre

Effects of Sibling Relationships on a Young Athlete’s Development

Parents are advised to adapt a process-based approach and treat the children as individuals and not compare them at any stage, especially on the basis of results or outcomes. Sibling relationships play a crucial role in child’s psychological development as they are considered amongst the longest lasting relationship in a person’s life. Factors ranging from a child’s characteristics to cultural values … Continue reading Effects of Sibling Relationships on a Young Athlete’s Development

Myths about Sports Psychology in India

What do Sport Psychologists do? Majority of the players ask this question regularly. The lack of awareness over Sport Psychology is due to the lack of exposure to Sport Psychologists in India. Since, there are a few qualified Sport Psychologists in the country and plenty of athletes, this has led to non-availability of Sport Psychologists … Continue reading Myths about Sports Psychology in India