The failure of the Russian team at the Olympics in Vancouver revealed many vexed questions. Among them, of course, and a problem such as mental preparation. On the psychological preparation is spoken by all and always in case of failure athletes. But what it is – even leading coaches can not explain. Mental or psychological preparation of athletes – this is one area where our backlog looks very depressing.
In fact, the national sport survive only those athletes who are endowed with the nature of the effective skills of self-regulation, those same athletes who are not intuitively able to imagine these skills to form, going the distance – who earlier, some later. In doing so, According to leading Western sports and health psychology, mental training, training of psychological stability and self-regulation is central to the comprehensive training of elite athletes. Since the 80 the last century, the main place in the psychological preparation of U.S., Canadian, and later Chinese and Korean athletes began to take a method biofeedback (BFB), which gives the best results in learning confrontation stress and psychological stress, as well as to strengthen the performance skills of the athlete. Thus, in recent years a number of international sports, both professional and popular scientific journals published reports that: a) China National Center special biofeedback-training of all Chinese athletes, speakers at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and b) in the U.S. opens PeakPerformance Center for the preparation of the national elite sport, which included works SensorySportsTrainingRoom (integrated computerized biofeedback-trainer), and at the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, more than 10 U.S.