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Sports Psychology

Handling Sports Pressure and Competition
Winning is all that matters when you play sports, right? Not when that means you can't even enjoy the game. Read about how to handle sports pressure and competition.

Sportsmanship
Some people define good sportsmanship as treating the people that you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. Learn more about what good sportsmanship is all about.

Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up
Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people diet, lose weight, and then gain it back again. But it's still possible to stay motivated if you take the right approach.

Making a Change in Your Life
This interactive feature guides you in setting a goal and coming up with steps to reach it.

Advice for Athletes From a Gold-Medal Coach
Bob Bowman coaches Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. He shares his thoughts on improving sports performance in this article for teens.

Yoga: Meditation and Breathing
Breathing and meditation techniques can have subtle but powerful effects on everything from stress to sports performance. Try these four techniques.

The Power of Positive Emotions
Scientists are learning that positive emotions have a powerful effect on our brains and bodies, helping us feel, and act, our best. Let this article help you tap into the power of positive emotions.