29 January 2020

Special Announcement

To tie in with the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" being raised to Emergency Response Level and avoid people from gathering, the Hong Kong Sports Institute will temporarily suspend all the Community Sports Programme until further notice. Refund will be arranged for those people who enrolled in Batch 120 and A20WJ. Please visit our website for the latest information about the Community Sports Programme.

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Emotion regulation in sports

By Dr. Lee Hing Chu

Emotion plays an important role in sport performance. For many athletes, competitive sport is an emotional experience. Emotion is defined as a feeling (as opposed to thoughts), such as happiness, love, anxiety, fear and anger, in reaction to a situation, following cognitive appraisal of the situation, and can result in physiological changes and affect behavior. Arousal and anxiety, two separate but related things, are commonly experienced in competitions. The presentation will explain how emotion affects sport performance in terms of motivation and coping effectiveness. It will also introduce methods used to regulate emotions in sports which include cognitive and arousal control methods.

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