Over decades of sports studies and sport psychology in particular, a very strong psychological construct that has serious connection to sports performance is anxiety. The performance of sports participants especially athletes could negatively be affected by anxiety before and during sports competitions if not well managed. This paper is a documentary review and evidence of the dynamics of precompetitive anxiety with emphasis on how to manage it through sociological and psychological interventions in order to enhance sports performance. The paper addresses the concept of anxiety and pre-competitive anxiety, signs and symptoms of pre-competitive anxiety, such as; fear, loss of confidence, poor concentration, indecision, sense of confusion, among others. The paper equally x-rays the sociological forces (i.e. environment, weather, size of the venue, etc.) and psychological forces (fear, low self-esteem, etc.) necessitating pre-competitive anxiety. Some of the interventions that could be made to manage pre-competitive anxiety include; building mental strength, mental imagery rehearsal, among others.
Dynamics, pre-competitive anxiety, sports performance, socio-psychological, interventions.
Olumide Olusoga, EZOMOH , Ibinabo Virginia KOKO "Managing The Dynamics Of Pre-Competitive Anxiety For Enhanced Sports Performance Through Socio-Psychological Intervention" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 8 2020 Page 105-109
Olumide Olusoga, EZOMOH , Ibinabo Virginia KOKO "Managing The Dynamics Of Pre-Competitive Anxiety For Enhanced Sports Performance Through Socio-Psychological Intervention" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(8)