Sport psychology involves preparing the mind of an athlete, just as thoroughly as one prepares the body. Sport psychology is an emerging field in the worlds of psychology and athletics. For many elite-level, professional, recreational, and even youth athletes, successful performances, cannot simply be reduced to superior physical performance.
Instead, performance in any endeavor, is largely contingent upon mental preparation and psychological strength. Just as you prepared for competition by practicing physical skill as well as increasing your strength and endurance, you must also prepare yourself mentally. This includes setting clear, short-term goals, entertaining positive thoughts, using self affirmations, imagery, negative thought stopping, etc.
To excel in skill development
To excel in strategy planning
To excel in mental strength development
MISSION STATEMENT The Monmin Sports Academy is an independent non-profit arena of sports offering programme of instruction, research and services nationally and internationally. The role of academy in higher education is to prepare boys and girls for sports and recreational activities.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ACADEMY
The Academy believes that sports is both an academic discipline and an industry. As such, students need to learn both the theory of the discipline and the application of that theory to the industry to prepare for their chosen career.
As an academic discipline, sports has both a discernible and distinct body of knowledge in higher education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Academy provides a strong theoretical body of knowledge for its students.
In addition, the Academy recognizes that the students must be able to apply the theory successfully in the industry. Hence, the Academy also emphasizes experiential learning both in the classroom and field study called mentorships where students working with leaders in the industry apply the theory to provide practical solutions to problems.