Role of psychological skills training in performance enhancement
Author(s): Rakesh Chander Rai
Abstract: There are many types of athletes but not all display an optimum level of performance, few achieve more and others less. Many surveys are conducted to know the basic reason behind the success of all these athletes, and almost 60% of them dedicate their reason for success to their psychological skills and the mindset. This is the reason which most athletes fail to identify and those who do are seen on top. There is a saturation point of all physical and strength training beyond that what differentiates athletes is their psychological approaches to the game. For example Muhammad Ali the great boxer has great such skills. In India where there is lack of resources there is a need to realize the importance of PST, this will give a level playing field to the athletes and improve medal tally of India in the international platforms and competitions.