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Exercise/Sports Psychology SIG Meeting Minutes

January 4, 2013 - NSCA Coaches Conference

  1. Carwyn Sharp, NSCA Education Director introduced the idea to creating education content from this group.
  2. The group wants to have a pre-con at National (6-months away)
    1. Rodney Gaines will take the lead on this. 
  3. It was asked of the group to remain engaged with the SIG, come to meetings, etc. 
  4. The floor was opened up to discuss challenges working with coaches and administrators. 
  5. Further discussion included the need to define Sport Psychology in this context
    1. The term "Sport Psychology" may not fit into everyone's group
    2. Mental toughness, performance psychology were suggested
    3. Ongoing discussion -How do we define this concept for the various groups we work with?
  6. Webinars targeting specific populations was discussed.
    1. It is not a one-fits all model.
  7. The last topic of discussion was "finding out what motivates people"
    1. Internal motivations
    2. Mental conditioning
    3. Decision making

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