Sports Psychology

The psychology services offered by our psychologists address a wide array of psychological aspects with the aim of assisting athletes, parents, coaches and management staff. Services are based on and offered according to a healthy blend of academic research as well as the experience of our staff. Sessions can be conducted on individual and / or group bases depending on the needs of the client and the nature of the service offered.
The sports psychology services include:

Performance Development: 

  • On field performance development: our sport specific performance development programmes at the hpc are influenced by two major sport psychology approaches – The Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach and the Psychological Skills Training (PST) approach.
  • Off the field performance development: our life skills programme, especially aimed at adolescents and young adults, aims to help individuals function optimally in the following areas: health, organisational skills, emotional development, professional conduct, education, and communication.
  • Team performance development: team performance development addresses team building, team dynamics, problem solving and personal growth within a team. A low ropes course and other team building programmes are used to address team aspects.

Sport Counselling Services: sport counselling services aim to explore how personal issues affect athletes in their personal and professional lives.

Psychological Assessments: this service helps identify and classify performance related aspects and includes: 

  • Shadowmatch assessment: a behavioural assessment that aims to identify performance related habits of an individual or team, and offers the option of comparing individuals to the best performers in their specific environment.
  • Psychometric assessment: various assessments help provide a psychological profile of athletes, parents, or coaches, and allow for a better understanding of individuals, their relationships, and their functioning within a team.
  • Career assessment: a career assessment package that aids in subject choice, study options or career planning.


For more information contact:
Reception: (t) +27 12 484 1711

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