Psychology of Soccer


Even though we think of soccer as a game of foot and leg skills, a large part of the game of soccer involves mental aspects.  These psychological aspects apply to the players, parents, and the coaches

In this section we will provide information from experts in the field that can help all of deal better deal with this important part of the game.


Psychology of Youth Soccer

At the April, 2002 NSA General Meeting, one of the guest speaks from Jeffery J. Martin, Ph.D. from Wayne State University.  Dr. Martin had an excellent talk about the 'Psychology of Youth Soccer'.  He was also kind enough to make his slide presentation available to us on web the site (Power Point format).  Psychology_of_Youth_Soccer, Jeffery J. Martin, Ph.D. April 9, 2002