MCAA 520 – Signature Assignment Minimum 3 pages with 2 or more resources cited using APA format. PLEASE follow directions for new 7. Edition APA format in the link on the left sidebar labeled; APA Resources. You will lose points for each APA format error.
Title Page — Check new 7. Edition for correct Student format. Note: Running Head not required
Abstract — Required after the Title Page; Refer to APA sample format for important requirements of an abstract. Some key points are: 1. Do not indent the first line of the abstract; each line is double-spaced. 2. Limit the number of words in the abstract to no more than 350 words. 3. Provide one or two paragraphs which succinctly summarize each section of the paper.
Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3 should be Level 1 Headings in your paper.
Part 1 Value and Purpose of a Psychological Skills Training Program
1. Why you think it is important for you to begin or enhance a Psychological Skills Training Program with the athletes you train? 2. Look at the research to answer questions regarding some or any of the following key areas. These are not intended to be Headings in your page but suggestions for what could be included in this Part 1 of the paper. a. Are psychological interventions effective in improving sport performance? b. When is the best time to implement a psychological skills training program? c. When should athletes practice psychological skills and how much time should spent in training? d. What additional benefits might athletes derive from a Psychological Skills Training program?
Part 2 Outcomes that can be monitored in a Psychological Skills Training Program
1. Look at research that will identify specific Outcomes that could be monitored in your Psychological Skills Program. This list is also offered only as suggested ideas for you to consider in this section and are not intended to be specific areas you must include. a. Positive Mental Attitude b. Coping with mistakes and failures c. Handling the high-stress situations d. Developing cognitive thought control e. Enhancing Team Cohesion
Part 3 Outline the Foundational Skills that could possibly be achieved by the athletes in a Psychological Skills Training Program
1. Provide evidence from research that a Psychological Skills Program can help athletes or teams develop key psychological qualities. The following are possible areas that could be considered in your research and not intended to be a specific list that must be included. a. Achievement Drive b. Self-Awareness c. Productive thinking d. Self-confidence