Coaches and Leaders
As a coach or leader of a team, business, or organization, you understand the challenges associated with developing an effective, cohesive unit. You know that your level of mental toughness and readiness to compete can strongly influence how your athletes respond during competitions and to the stress of training. You also know the pressure that comes with being a leader who has the sole responsibility for creating a winning unit. If you find that you are not performing at your best, are not as effective in how you are communicating with and developing your team, or are lacking the motivation or enjoyment you used to have in your role as coach, you may benefit from working with one of our sport psychology consultants.
As a coach and leader, you have accepted the responsibility for creating a training environment that fosters athletic development and produces success in your competitive arena. Being a coach has many rewards, but it also comes with many stressors and challenges…one being the limited number of people who understand your responsibilities and challenges and who are in a position to assist you in reaching your goals. Our Center faculty, all of whom have been coaches at one time in their careers, have the knowledge and skills to assist you in (a) raising the level of cohesion and consistency on your team, (b) improving your communication with your players and staff, (c) developing your coaching philosophy and approach to training, (d) defining and reaching your personal and performance goals, and (f) increasing your enjoyment in the area to which you have dedicated your life. There are two primary ways to help you in these areas: (1) Skills Clinics that can be arranged for small groups of coaches, or (2) Individual Meetings where you work one-on-one with a sport psychology consultant to discuss the issues that are important to you.
Individual Sport Psychology Consultation for Coaches and Leaders
Cost: starting at $150.00 per hour*
Although many important coaching strategies and skills can be learned through clinics and other group presentations, some coaches/leaders prefer working individually with a sport...
Sport Psychology Skills Clinics for Coaches and Leaders
Cost: starting at $300*
Clinics are interactive presentations that provide in depth knowledge and experience with a wide range of key sport psychology skills and strategies as they apply to effective leadership, working with...
UNT Center for Sport Psychology Services
Top level athletes know that to achieve performance excellence, they have to be at their best, not only physically, but mentally as well. Are you doing everything possible to ensure that you are mentally prepared to perform consistently at the highest level?
Whatever your skill level, your age, gender, or sport, we can help you evaluate your current performance and develop the skills and mindset needed to reach your optimal level of performance and enjoy what you are doing. We offer specialized services and resources for:
Graduate Education in Sport Psychology at UNT
At UNT, there are two educational options for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in sport psychology. First, within the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation, students can pursue a master’s degree in Kinesiology that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of sport. To learn more about this degree option, click here.
Second, students can pursue a doctorate within the Psychology Department’s APA-accredited counseling psychology program and then select sport psychology as their specialization. Students who graduate from the doctoral program will be eligible for licensure as a psychologist and certification as a sport consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. To learn more about this degree option, click here.