Mental preparation relates to how the athlete gets in the right frame of mind for optimum performance and includes management of stress, mental rehearsal and visualisation.
The aim of stress management is to learn methods which can be used to help athletes to control stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress and anxiety are vital to an athlete who has to perform in high pressure situations. The ability to control these feelings of nervousness and apprehension are vital to perform at the top level.
- Written by Mike Walden