FAQs and Resources

What is a Psyching Team?

A team of sport psychology professionals who offer quick tips on how to be mentally prepared to run your best race. Consider these typical scenarios:

The runner who expects to complete the race in 3:25–or feel utterly defeated;

The first-time marathoner, wondering what he’ll do when he hits “the wall”;

The runner who knows that she is too keyed up but can’t calm down;

The runner who can’t stop thinking about a current crisis in his family life;

The runner coming back from injury and insecure about how much she can handle.

Each of these runners can benefit from a few minutes’ conversation with a member of the Psyching Team. Commonly-used peak performance strategies include goal setting, relaxation training, imagery, positive self-talk, and affirmations. Psyching Team members trained in these methods will tailor the technique to the particular person. It’s fun, it's free and it’s helpful. What more could you ask?

Where can I find more resources?

Dr. Kate F. Hays, in an effort to help expand the psyching teams movement, hosted three conference calls for any interested parties on the 9th, 14th, and 20th of November, 2013. During these conference calls, more information about psyching teams was given and callers were encouraged to ask whatever questions they might have. Each conference call was recorded to allow for further dissemination of the information shared. Below you will find each call...

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