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Does anyone know where to find a good sports psychology course?

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Guys i'm getting a bit sick of searching but does anyone know where I can find a REAL sports psychology course... I cant seem to find anything but cheap junk sites that look like my grandma slapped together. I'm sure others would be interested in finding the same thing! Help appreciated

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Thanks, Ive checked out Mr Cohns stuff. Joined his membership a couple of years ago and got access to some articles. Was disappointing tho, I paid like $150 and got access to articles promoting other products. I would still be interested in checking out the CD's he has. They might be ok? Have you check out the confident athlete etc? Thanks for the post also. :D appreciate it.

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Check out Amazon for books, you can find some good ones there. You could just get some basic psychology text books and learn the basics first as a background as well. Sometimes trying to understand specifics is tough with out the general concepts.

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Originally Posted by thevisualizer

Thanks, Ive checked out Mr Cohns stuff. Joined his membership a couple of years ago and got access to some articles. Was disappointing tho, I paid like $150 and got access to articles promoting other products. I would still be interested in checking out the CD's he has. They might be ok? Have you check out the confident athlete etc? Thanks for the post also. :D appreciate it.


I bought his book "Peak Performance Golf" and skimmed through "Going Low" at a bookstore. I didn't pay for a membership, although I signed up to get his emails every once in awhile which sometimes include ebooks on golf-related subjects.

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Originally Posted by thevisualizer

Guys i'm getting a bit sick of searching but does anyone know where I can find a REAL sports psychology course... I cant seem to find anything but cheap junk sites that look like my grandma slapped together. I'm sure others would be interested in finding the same thing! Help appreciated

I haven't found a REAL sports psychology course, but Bob Rotella's book "Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect" helped me a lot. His follow up book "Golf Is A Game Of Confidence" is a bunch of anecdotal junk about how good his first book and his work with golfers. I recommend the first book very highly but I feel my money was wasted on the second.

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Thanks guys. I guess I just have to go out and buy some books. Does not help that I'm a bit obsessive... I will end up starting a thread on here publishing my findings! ;)

found a book called THE WINNERS BIBLE! looks pretty good. The guy teaches F1 drivers sports psychology :D might help the golf i reckon.

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Certain colleges have a Sports Psychology course, often in the Psychology dept. rather than in Phys Ed. Courses in Economics of Sports would touch on similar topics, although at a societal rather than individual level.

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