Welcome to Athletic Insight, the Journal of sport psychology. Over the past several years, both coaches and athletes have started to realize that strength, speed, and other athletic skills are not sufficient for the production of championship athletes. Athletic performance has three parts: physical preparation, technical skill, and psychological readiness. This model suggests that if any of the above areas are neglected, athletic performance will decline. However, psychological preparation is the component that is most often neglected by athletes and coaches alike.
Presently, the field of sports psychology and performance enhancement is growing exponentially. However, the sources of information related to the field are extremely limited. The purpose of this Journal is to provide a forum for discussion of topics that are relevant to the field of sport psychology through quarterly publications. The subjects covered will include theory, research, and practice of sport psychology, as well as social issues related to the field of athletics. It is our hope that this Journal will serve as a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in the field.