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About T.E.A.M.

Dr. Jan Mark Burte - Clinical Sports Psychology

What is T.E.A.M.?


T.E.A.M. stands for Trust, Expectation, Attitude and Motivation. For example, advancing in sports requires several factors beyond mere athletic ability. It requires:



Clients—athletes in this case—must trust that their coaches, trainers, and sports psychologists can provide the services necessary for their success. The athlete must believe that the support staff is credible, skilled and experienced in meeting the challenges that they will present. Client confidentiality provides athletes an opportunity to address personal issues without "appearing weak" or a "liability" to the staff or organization.



The client's expectations of success must be developed at reasonable rates of development and in conjunction with realistic expectations from coaches, trainers, and sports psychologists. Goal setting guides training schedules and reduces the risk of injury, and  over-training. Athletes can learn to accept improvement with reduced  risk of injury. When injury and rehabilitation are necessary, realistic expectations reduce the athlete’s stress. Team support and encouragement greatly improves recovery rates. Visualization and hypnosis enable the client to anticipate recovery and continue to work on skills, enhance muscle memory and feel connected to their sport during rehabilitation.



The athlete’s attitude tremendously affects performance. Attitude on and off the training and playing field can influence how an athlete responds in critical situations. Coping skills, self talk, stress and anger management can enhance performance under pressure.



All success derives from motivation. It  drives the client to remain focused during arduous and redundant training sessions, to apply these skills in competition and to put aside other distractions and goals in order to fulfill their desire to succeed at a given level of performance. By eliminating barriers to success and envisioning  success and by narrowing the focus upon goals within the client’s desired level of achievement, motivation can be increased.

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