See below. So much of physical performance is related to the mind body connection.In sports, people can develop patterns of movement that can impede optimal performance. A sports psychologist can really help someone reduce mental tension associated with a certain sports activity and improve performance.Most professional teams employ one.Examples include" catchers who can no longer throw the ball accurately.
Mental issues. Sports psychologists help with emotional issues most suffered by athletes, involving emotions that are invoked about competition, pain, anxiety about excelling, and mental blocks that impede athletic performance.