Clinical Psychologist at the University of Ghana Career and Counseling Center, Rev. Father Anthony Amponsah has charged student-athletes to develop winning instincts in their preparation for competitions.
According to Rev. Tony, the psychology of sports suggest that the human body produces what runs rhymes in the brain, which is mostly helpful to athletes in competitions.
He was speaking at a seminar for student athletes dubbed “career prospects in sports” aimed at developing the sports personalities of the students.
I know your are ready to win right? In sports psychology, we have four quarters, the brain is divided into four quarters. Two in front and two are the back.
When something rhymes in your head and it goes so fast and we ask you to produce results, what will come out is what is rhyming.
So the key is this, if you are a sports man or woman preparing for a competition, what runs in your head is what your body will produce.
Sometimes, you find an athlete, who may not necessary be good but they have so much confidence in themselves that no matter who you are, they score you. that’s the psychology of Sports.
Have a vision and think about only that.
Have a goal and think about only that.
Have a motivation and think about only that.
He also urged the athletes to frequently visit the University of Ghana Career and Counseling Center when they face psychological problems.
What I suggest is that, from today until we start the competition, The UGCC i personally guarantee for all of you in the name of my Director.
If you something runs through your mind, like people see you and they belittle because you are not so much of academics, that’s why you are into sports or sometimes there are troubles at home.
If there’s anybody going through something that will bring down your spirit, just walk to the center.
The University of Ghana athletes are in camp preparing for the 2022 GUSA Games at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.