Exploring the field of sports psychology and explaining why understanding the human brain and the effect that playing sports has on it can help to improve the performance of athletes. A dive into how and when sports psychology started, why it is growing so quickly and why it’s becoming a crucial part of teams’ success.

About the Author

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Tucker Nosal is a Journalism major at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), with a focus in sports broadcasting. Tucker is a member of multiple on-campus broadcast teams (Poly Playbook and Mustang Gameday) that produce and distribute live and scripted sports news to the campus. Tucker also works as a sportswriter for both Mustang News, the school’s newspaper and online news site, and Go Poly, the school’s athletics website.

Tucker has played basketball his entire life and entered into the world of sports psychology after a severe left knee injury in high school gave him a glimpse into the field. He hopes to graduate with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in psychology to pursue a career in sports psychology and journalism.