Provision of sport psychology services to Taiwan archery team for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games

Tsung Min Hung, Tse Chuan Lin, Chia Ling Lee, Ling Chun Chen

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Abstract

Taiwan organized a sport science team that included a sport psychology team for its archery team in preparation for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. For approximately one and a half years prior to the 2004 Olympic Games, the sports psychology team cooperated with the coaches. Within this time period, the Taiwan archers achieved significant improvement in performance. This accomplishment was particularly impressive considering both the inexperience of the team and its modest level of performance in the past. This report intends to provide a personal account of how sport psychology was applied to enhance the archers' performance. Specifically, given a background of general rejection to sport scientists' involvement in the sport training by the coaches, this paper will report how these obstacles were overcome and what experiences were gained that may be useful for other countries organizing and trying to integrate a sport psychology team in cooperation with sport teams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-318
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Applied sport psychology
  • Archery
  • Psychological skill training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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