As a parent, you want to see your children have fun and improve their skills in whatever sport they have chosen to play. But the longer your children are involved in sport and the more advanced they become, the pressure to win, play on select teams, and chase financial dreams can take over and overwhelm them. Whether your children are just starting out and playing in youth leagues, have made a select team as an adolescent, have received a college athletic scholarship, or are competing at the elite/professional level, you will have a tremendous influence on how they experience sport. Thus, we provide a wide range of FREE sport psychology resources that can help you create the most positive environment for your children as they become involved in and advance through sport.
An Introduction for Parents
As a parent, you will play an influential role in your children’s involvement in sports. Often, you are the primary reason they become interested in participating and why they continue over time. All parents want their children to benefit from...
Sport Psychology Newsletters
Covering issues ranging from mental toughness, to preparing for the big competition, to successfully managing stress, to interviews with elite athletes and professional sport psychologists, each newsletter provides 2-4 articles on important and...
Sport Psychology Performance Notes
In addition to the more comprehensive coverage of sport psychology topics offered in our newsletter, our Performance Notes provide specific suggestions for handling a wide range of issues that athletes and coaches may experience, including:...
Quotes from famous athletes, coaches, professionals, and historical figures can serve as a source of inspiration. They can motivate you, help elevate performances, or illustrate an important point. Here we provide you with quotes that you may...
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.