The increased stress of competitions can cause athletes to react both physically and mentally in a manner that can negatively affect their performance abilities. This make the coaches to take an increasing interest in the field of sport psychology and in particular in the area of competitive anxiety. The importance of a sports psychologist as an integral member of the coaching and health care teams is widely recognized. Sports psychologists can teach skills to help athletes enhance their learning process and motor skills, cope with competitive pressures.
Method: The aim of the present study is to find out the contribution of sports psychologist for the athletes performance. For the present study 100 athletes were selected from RTM Nagpur University. The effective sample consisted of 100 athletes 50 athletes given the sports counseling and 50 athletes not given the sports counseling and the age range between the 18-22 years. Singh Personal Stress Source Inventory were used for the study.
Result: The athletes not given the Sports Counseling have significantly high stress than the athletes given the sports counseling.
Conclusion: It is an essentially need of sports psychologist for athletes performance. Now a days all the teams are using the services of sports psychologist to enhance the performance.