At present, psychological maintenance of sports activity is one of important and resolvable problems. The objective of this maintenance is to implement diverse psychological preparation of athletes thanks to which athletes change their visions of their possibilities and abilities, understanding and control of their state, become more confident in their strength and thus sports results improve. An important element of this activity is cooperation with the coach and the athlete. This assistance is intended for individual work and successiveness of coach observations and psychologist recommendations with a pedagogic positive effect in order to form and improve personality qualities in athletes as well as psychic qualities required for successful sports activity, preparation for competitions and reliable participation in them. The psychological testing room makes it possible to:
determine personality characteristics of an athlete;
give recommendations to a coach as to the distribution of roles on group sports;
help correct detected behavioural and volitional impairments;
increase stress resistance and motivation.
Thus, the following indicators characterize the internal state of mental readiness of an athlete:
sound self-confidence of an athlete;
striving to persistently fight for competition target, for victory to the end;
жwish to compete;
optimal level of emotional excitement;
high immunity to external and internal distracting factors;
ability to control his/her actions, thoughts, feelings, behaviour.
Tasks of psychological work and cooperation with coaches:
improvement of professional and personal competence;
formation of the required knowledge and skills;
psychological recommendations for optimization of the training process;
improvement of the efficiency of cooperation with athletes.