Sports Psychology

Design a 3-5 page Psychological Skills Training program for a collegiate athlete of your choice. Select an athlete (a real live individual, not made up) and the sport, explain the psychological/performance issues this athlete is having, and then create a comprehensive Psychological Skills Training Program to address these issues.

You must include how you would apply the following strategies discussed in our readings:

Goal-setting
Stress Management tools
Achievement Motivation
Imagery
Self-talk

in addition, you must illustrate how and where your strategies apply in the education phase, acquisition phase and practice phase.

Your paper must be formatted according to APA standards, including a title page, margins, and documentation. APA in-text documentation and end references are required.

Week Five Assignment Grading Rubric – PST Total Possible Points 100

Content/Subject Knowledge
Exemplary
Accomplished
Developing
Beginning
45-50 points
35-44 points
20-34 points
0-19 points
Student exhibits a defined and clear understanding of the assignment explaining all phases and components of a psychological skills training program
Establishes a good comprehension of topic, but does not explain each phase and corresponding components.
Student exhibits a basic understanding of the intended assignment, but all three phases are left out along with some component parts.
Exhibits a limited or no understanding of the assignment. Student does not understand PST and its relationship to achievement.

Critical Thinking Skills
Exemplary
Accomplished
Developing
Beginning
45-50 points
35-44 points
20-34 points
0-19 points
Student demonstrates a higher-level of critical thinking necessary for 300-400 level work, including using examples and relating theory to practical situations when designing a PST program.
Student exhibits a good command of critical thinking skills in the presentation of material and supporting statements using an example or explaining theoretical concepts.
Student takes a common, conventional approach explaining attributions without examples and documentation.
Student demonstrates beginning understanding of key concepts, but overlooks critical details. Learner is unable to apply information in a problem-solving fashion. Student presents confusing statements and facts in assignment. No evidence or little semblance of critical thinking skills.

Writing Conventions (Grammar & Mechanics)
Exemplary
Accomplished
Developing
Beginning
5 points
4-3 points
2-1 points
0 point
Student demonstrates an excellent command of grammar, as well as presents research in a clear and concise writing style. Presents a thorough, extensive understanding of word usage. Student uses APA formatted in-text documentation and at least three end references. Assignment is at least 3-5 pages in length, error-free, and reflects student’s ability to prepare a high-quality academic assignment.
Student provides an effective display of good writing and grammar. Assignment reflects student’s ability to select appropriate word usage and present an above average presentation of a given topic or issue. Assignment appears to be well written, 2-3 pages in length, with no more than 3-5 errors, including efforts with APA formatted documentation and referencing with one or two references.
Assignment reflects basic writing and grammar, but contains more than 5 errors. Student does not apply correct APA documentation or referencing format. Length is less than two pages.
Topics, concepts, and ideas are not coherently discussed or expressed in assignment of one page. No documentation and referencing.

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