How do emotions influence the performance of your athletes?
Updated: Mar 2
Athletes must meet various requirements such as discipline, rigorous training, experience, good technical level, take care of every aspect of their health, among others, to achieve a high level of play and possibly become a professional or even elite athlete.
However, emotions play an important role in decision-making, which vary over time depending on the situation in which they occur, since they can modify the person's perception, improving or damaging their performance, without import the type or modality of sport, whether these are professionals or amateurs.
Emotions appear throughout sports activity, often originate in the practice of exercises, in competitions with a particular intensity, and also in training.
Thus, a bronze medal can cause euphoric joy when starting a sports career and can be considered a failure when the person has already become a figure in the sport, depending on multiple factors, including the high or low achievement motivation of each athlete.
It should be borne in mind that, regardless of activity, any athlete may be prone to some psychological altercation, if subjected to very strong pressures and excessive neglect of their mental health. This is why the levels of emotional intelligence in both individual and collective sports have specific characteristics that require emotional control.
When the intensity of training exceeds the athlete's potential, an issue that is often a requirement of training; as the intensity of the loads is very high, negative emotions may appear as a response to the imbalance created in the body, for example; nervousness, fear, stress, emotional instability, dissatisfaction, etc., which, if not treated in time, can become a depression or burnout, leading to loss of training level and therefore influencing sports performance.
Sports psychology has as one of its fundamental objectives the improvement of sports performance through emotional control. Helping all kinds of athletes to face and deal with the tensions generated by competitive stress such as states of anxiety and other types of emotional situations (deconcentration, demotivation, somatic reactions, etc.) that limit their chances of success.
Therefore, the role that psychologists and technicians play in identifying, managing, and managing the different emotional states and psychosocial factors that athletes face, to take advantage of their emotions and direct them towards different purposes, is vital. Emotion is not only controlled but it is worked, with what can be changed.
However, when dealing with internal processes, the person must find a system of codes to communicate them. Likewise, whoever receives the message must be able to find the appropriate decoding keys, to correctly interpret the emotion that is transmitted to them, otherwise, they may fall into important interpretation errors.
Logical Commander has developed different solutions through artificial intelligence and machine learning, including EmoRisk, a disruptive and innovative tool applied to different sectors including sports. Our system can locate, detect, diagnose and monitor different emotions and states in people, generating alerts to improve the emotional well-being and mental health of athletes.
EmoRisk will allow you to save time and verify more quickly the variables it takes to carry out an investigation, expand the ability to analyze the data obtained and determine results, allowing better management of emotions and mental work.
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