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Parents play a crucial role in the successful development and socialization of their children who are participating in Swiss sport [1]. They carry responsibility for the well-being of their protégés, take on many duties in the sporting environment and also provide support when the pressures of sport demands and requirements become intolerable for their child. These challenges seem to be particularly high when a performance peak is reached at young age and early in a career.
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It is now recognized that psychological variables influence the treatment adherence, the athlete’s rehabilitation and return to sport. Among the influencing factors, several elements specific to the athlete and the situation are decisive, but it is above all the attitude and the evaluation of one’s own injury situation that will influence the way in which the athlete will engage in the healing process.
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Mental health (MH) does not only mean the mere absence of psychiatric disorders but also the presence of well-being. Competitive athletes are exposed to risk factors for poor MH specific to the competitive sport context. One such risk factor are athletic career transitions, whereby the junior-to-senior-level transition (JST) is considered one of the most difficult of within career transitions.
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The early and long-term development of promising young athletes is a decisive factor in being internationally competitive in top-level sports. Among the multitude of talent criteria suggested in the literature, motivation plays a prominent role in the area of psychological characteristics. It is recognised in practice and research as a relevant criterion for performance development across all sports.
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The right balance between stress and recovery is important to improve an athlete’s performance (e.g., super compensation) and prevent overtraining and injuries. Although there are a number of objective (e.g., physiological or biochemical) indicators for the stress-recovery balance, they are outperformed by subjective indicators (i.e., self-reports on strain and recovery).
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Covering all female sports teams poses particular challenges. Since the Title IX established in the U.S. in 1972 ensuring that men and women have equitable participation opportunities, as well as access to scholarships in sport programs, and since UNESCO recognized sports and physical activity as a human right in 1978, the world and the global sports communities have come a long way in pursuing gender equality in sports.
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As a Sports Mental Coach, I would like to support athletes in their performance, in change processes as well as competently accompany them to their way and goals. Coachings at the Limmatfeld Physiotherapy Centre, will include Thematic areas for methodo1ogical implementation and at the same time the personal development process. Mental Training in sports is about process accompaniment to success. I accompany athletes in both grassroots and competitive sports. People in the economic environment can also benefit from sports psychology interventions in a sustainable way.
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