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Sport Fandom and Performance

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We've all witnessed it—sports fans enthusiastically cheering for their favorite teams. Loud clapping, jumping up and down and even booing can affect athlete performance. Dr. Rick Grieve, an authority on fan behavior and member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, explains how fan reactions impact players and how mental skills training can help athletes maintain their focus when it matters most. For more on fan behavior, check out the full article at: http://www.ncaa.org/health-and-safety/sports-fandom-and-ncaa-student-athlete.

By Rick Grieve

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