Sport psychology is a interdisciplinary science that can be equally applied to soccer that draws on knowledge from the fields of Kinesiology and Psychology. It involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance in football.
In soccer, performance can be dramatically altered by a players motivation level. Without the motivation to succeed a footballer cannot survive the challenges and stresses of games and training. If the team or player is going through a bad patch then motivating your players becomes especially important. Conversely, an overly motivated player may be nervous and take risks. In these artles we explore the topic of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in soccer.