Sports Psychologist Job Description Template
We are looking to hire a sports psychologist with excellent research and counseling skills. Sports psychologists are expected to study an athlete’s motivation, personality and performance in order to improve their self-efficacy through physiological contexts such as biomechanics and kinesiology.
To ensure success, Sports psychologists should be confident communicators with the ability to enhance an athlete’s performance through attention control training and mind awareness techniques. Top candidates will have incredible listening skills with expertise in using breathing, relaxation, and/or cognitive techniques to instill focus and mental intensity that is necessary for athletes to increase their performance levels.
Sports Psychologist Responsibilities:
- Providing athletes with psychological counseling related to their performance.
- Developing mental strategies that enable athletes to cope with and overcome setbacks or injuries.
- Conducting research on an athlete’s mental, emotional, and physical attributes in order to effectively coach and improve performance levels.
- Identifying mental strengths and weaknesses that contribute to or affect an athlete’s performance.
- Facilitating counseling and/or workshops that focus on goal setting, visualization, and relaxation.
- Enhancing an athlete’s performance through visualization techniques.
- Advising and treating athletes with mental health conditions.
- Counseling athletes who have endured sports injuries.
- Helping athletes to manage on and off-field pressure and anxiety.
- Applying modern and improvised concepts to enhance physical potential.
Sports Psychologist Requirements:
- Bachelors degree in psychology/kinesiology or related (essential).
- Member of the association for applied sport psychology. (highly advantageous).
- Two years of experience as a sports psychologist.
- Thorough understanding of sports culture and the ability to display sound judgment.
- Ability to communicate and interact closely with athletes, coaching staff, and administrative personnel.
- Tailor strategies that assist athletes in overcoming difficulties, improving performance, and preparing for competition.
- Work with a multidisciplinary team including other psychologists, nutritionists, GPs, coaches, and physiologists.
- Deliver counseling and/or workshops that focus on goal setting, visualization, and relaxation.
- Equip athletes with mental strategies to cope with and overcome setbacks or injuries.
- Innovative thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
- Superb research and counseling skills.
- Profound listening and planning skills.
- Passionate about enhancing the self-efficacy of athletes.