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Sports psychology is the study of psychological impacts on sports, athletic performance and physical activity. Sports psychology explains overcome barriers and improves performance in sports and games. Sports instructors sought to explain the various phenomena associated physical activity and developed sports psychology experiments. Germany is the birth place of sports psychology. The first sports psychology laboratory founded by Dr. Carl Diem in Berlin in 1920. The early years of sport psychology highlighted by the formation of the Deutsche Hochschule für Leibesübungen College of Physical Education, Berlin, Germany by Robert Werner Schulte in 1920. The lab measured physical abilities and aptitude of sports in 1921. Sport psychology experiments started as early as 1925 at institutes of physical culture in Moscow, Russia. Youth sport also very important factor in sports psychology which conducted sports programs for children below 18 years old. Physical education is an integral part of total education process. Sports psychology involved in physical education to create mental fitness among students.

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