Welcome to the Blog

This blog is intended to help high school basketball players and the individuals that support them to better understand the many factors that affect the player’s emotions. Emotions are a key aspect in performance, and the successful regulation of these feelings can maximize the athlete’s potential, on and off the court. This blog is intended…

The next level of competition

For many people, high school is the peak of their athletic performance and overall physical activity involvement. The lucky few that make it on to the basketball team are faced with physical and mental challenges that are unique to the game. High school ball is likely the first taste of true sport competition for many…

Internal Dispositions Affecting Emotional Regulation in Basketball

 How do internal factors affect performance? There are many internal dispositions that can negatively or positively affect performance. Basketball athletes need to have consistent levels of emotion throughout their performance. All internal dispositions will concurrently affect one another simultaneously. Although there are many factor that can affect emotional regulation in athletes, there are 5 main…

How Do High School Athletes Regulate Internal Dispositions?

How do athletes regulate their internal dispositions? In the previous blog we identified 5 major internal dispositions high school basketball athletes have to regulate. To recap they were: stress, arousal, confidence, motivation and anxiety. Since we have identified what each factor is composed of, below is how we can teach athletes using psychological interventions on…

External Factors: Emotional support on & off the court

Basketball, at any level of play, is a complex, demanding sport. The player is responsible for a multitude of internal factors that they have to constantly adjust to meet the performance demands at any given time. At the level of high school basketball, external factors play an equal, if not larger role than at any…

Concluding Thoughts

Our aim was to bring a holistic approach to the struggles a high school basketball player will endure in his/her career. Understanding the psychological elements of basketball is pivotal in an athletes success. Identifying the personal dispositions, external factors, and basketball specific factors are all the beginnings of a successful career. Once identified, the ability to…