np4210 Sports Psychology and Coaching

Faculty of Sports Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Hana Válková, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Adam Blažej, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Hana Válková, CSc.
Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Timetable of Seminar Groups
np4210/01: Tue 9:00–10:40 B11/235, A. Blažej
4017 - psychology
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to reserve the basic information focuses on psychology knowledge into sport setting: recreation, top competitive, physical education. The aim is oriented on issues linked with psychical processes in mentioned environment within dyadic and team network. Next aim is to present the topics from coaching domain as the mean of the development personality and the team.
Learning outcomes
After the course student is able to - use the knowledge in the field practice, - to analyze the personality features and behavior (athlete, coach), - recognize learning processes and motor learning, - demonstrate the regulation of psychic level in relation in sports loading, - to solve conflict situation in the team, - to analyze team atmosphere, - to apply basic coaching skills.
  • Sport psychology, historical development, recent situation. psychologie sportu
  • Professiography, psycho-sportography. Laterality.
  • Personality of the athlete, diagnostic process, classification. Temperament.
  • Motivation, basic theories. Need for achievement. Assessment. Aspiration.
  • Sociální skupina a sport - charakteristika, utváření, působení, dynamika Social groups, teams. Characteristics, features, dynamic development. Social influence: innovation, conformity, authority, decision making. Stages of the group development. The regulations, norms.
  • Individual and the team. Roles. Leader.
  • Executive functions, motor intellect.
  • Psyche and top achievement. Self-awareness, the goals, activation - relaxation.
  • Psyche and top achievement. stress, fear, anxiety and competition. Emotion, aggression, dynamic processes and sports.
  • Motor learning, specific theories. Faces, plato, process of the forgetting. Flow. Asertivity and sports activities.
  • Coaching: the goals, principles, means. Dyadic interaction, team interaction.
  • Team management, atmosphere in the team. Team atmosphere. Team regulations and norms. Personal development of the athletes. Principles of spiritual hygiene.
    required literature
  • BLAHUTKOVÁ, Marie and Miroslav SLIŽIK. Vybrané kapitoly z psychologie sportu - skripta v PDF ke stažení (Selected Chapters from Sports Psychology - University textbook [PDF]). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, Fakulta sportovních studií, 2014. 118 pp. 1. ISBN 978-80-210-6859-9. URL info
  • PAULÍK, Karel. Psychologie sportu. 1. vydání. Praha: Karolinum, 2006. 230 pp. ISBN 80-246-1290-9. info
    recommended literature
  • TOD, David, Joanne THATCHER and Rachel RAHMAN. Psychologie sportu. Edited by Nigel Holt - Rob Lewis, Translated by Helena Hartlová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2012. 194 s. ISBN 9788024739236. info
  • GALLWEY, W. Timothy, Edward S. HANZELIK and John HORTON. Zvládněte stres metodou Inner Game! : jak se vyrovnat s nástrahami života a dosáhnout vnitřní stability. Vyd. 1. Praha: Management Press, 2012. 244 s. ISBN 9788072612437. info
  • GALLWEY, W. Timothy. Inner Game pro golfisty : jak se naučit dobře hrát golf. Vyd. 1. Praha: Management Press, 2010. 260 s. ISBN 9788072612239. info
    not specified
  • Sociální psychologie : moderní učebnice sociální psychologie. Edited by Miles Hewstone - Wolfgang Stroebe, Translated by Dagmar Brejlová - Pa. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 769 s. ISBN 8073670925. info
Teaching methods
Seminars, lectures, class exercises and class discussion
Assessment methods
80 % - participation in seminars home-works - assessed with points Written test - open questions
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2020.
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