Master in Coaching and Sports Psychology (UCAV)

Duration: 9 months Start: Immediate Open Squares Degree: Master

You will have the opportunity to act, voluntarily, his internships in different clubs in Barcelona.



You can pay with a single payment or in terms of 3, 6 or 12 months!

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With the course Master in Sports Psychology UCAV you will know how to help the athlete to control the stress caused by emotional and behavioral disorganization, which can affect athletic performance. It works with concentration, control of anxiety or fears and self confidence. Many professional football teams are including in their technical staff the figure of the sports psychologist, a position that is currently more than necessary, vital.


The Psychology of sport is a branch that studies the actions of the body and behavior of the person while doing sports. This science tries to know and optimize the internal conditions of the athlete to achieve maximum performance within their means and therefore to realize their potential at the right time.


This mix between sports and psychology is characterized as one of the most influential things in performance in both collective and individual sports. Nowadays, therefore, having certain notions of sports psychology seems to be a very important aspect. Any coach or related person in this field seeks to extract the athlete from the maximum of his possibilities and thus ensure that the body and mind are one.


The master's degree in Sports Psychology UCAV provides the inescapable knowledge to guarantee the maximum balance between your players mind and body towards sports performance.

Futbollab dedicates this course to training to act in front of situations that arise in the team, providing tools for concepts such as anxiety, emotion control, leadership... With the purpose of getting everyone to deal with each one in the most appropriate way of these aspects in the achievement of the sports objective.

Discover the essential characteristics to promote the cohesion of your team, how to plan this task and the appropriate methodologies to use for each case. As a technician - psychologist you will clarify concepts, you will have pedagogical guidance and you will be able to work with practical applications for the optimal use of the course and its completion in your work.



Index of the Master in Sports Psychology UCAV

1- Introduction to sports psychology

  • 1.1 Concept and objective specialty
  • 1.2 Areas covered within the sport
  • 1.3 Psychological needs
  • 1.4 The environment and development of the person
  • 1.5 Contexts of sports life
  • 1.6 Personality and their ways of expressing themselves
  • 1.7- The attitude
  • 1.7.1 Moods
  • 1.7.2 Influential factors
  • 1.7.3 persistence and perseverance
  • 1.7.4 The different motivating climates
  • 1.8- The conduct
  • 1.8.1 Prejudge the environment
  • 1.8.2 Behavioral aspects that affect performance
  • 1.8.3 Self efficacy and different theories that influence
  • 1.8.4 The goal perspective
  • 1.8.5 The capacity for mental and behavioral learning

2-The coach and his motivating strategies

  • 2.1 Most important concepts that can alter it
  • 2.1.1 Motivation strategies
  • 2.1.2 Types and style of motivation
  • 2.1.3 Problems that may arise when motivating
  • 2.2 Performance-related dysfunctions
  • 2.2.1 Stress
  • 2.2.2 The different soccer player contexts
  • 2.3 Trainer skills at the psychological level
  • 2.3.1 Before during and after matches
  • 2.3.2 Message types and how to give them
  • 2.3.3 Feedback and communicative style
  • 2.3.4 Sports fatigue
  • 2.3.5 Cognitive fatigue and its problems

3-Training psychology and team management

  • 3.1 Necessary skills of athletes
  • 3.1.2 Anxiety and emotional capacity
  • 3.1.3 Negative thoughts that may affect
  • 3.2 Resource planning and optimization
  • 3.2.1 Strategies to improve the mind of the athlete
  • 3.2.2 The climates created by the coach
  • 3.2.2 The concentration
  • 3.2.3 The attention
  • 3.3 The keywords
  • 3.3.1 The display
  • 3.3.2 Conditions of sports preparation
  • 3.3.3 Teaching teaching
  • 3.3.4 Prevention of mental exhaustion
  • 3.3.5 Control of thoughts

4-Role of a leader within a team

  • 4.1 Coach Leadership
  • 4.1.2 Forecast leader behaviors
  • 4.1.3 Forecast player behaviors
  • 4.1.4 Develop self-discipline
  • 4.2 The leader and how he motivates
  • 4.2.1 Leader Profiles
  • 4.2.2 Leadership myths
  • 4.2.3 Group and role of each player
  • 4.2.4 Classification of the self and how it sees others
  • 4.3 Effective group classification
  • 4.3.1 Characteristics of effective equipment
  • 4.3.2 What is a sports group
  • 4.3.3 Efficiency characteristics
  • 4.3.4 The coach's integrative action
  • 4.3.5 The human being as a psychological process
  • 4.3.6 Thinking and problem solving

5- Variables that affect group performance

  • 5.1 Group management variable blocks
  • 5.1.2 Leadership style and coach management
  • 5.1.3 Leadership models
  • 5.2 Intra-personal skills that influence
  • 5.2.1 Ways to communicate
  • 5.2.2 The clues and their importance
  • 5.3 Team cohesion
  • 5.3.1 Team ideological system
  • 5.3.2 The cohesion structure
  • 5.3.3 Groups and subgroups
  • 5.4 Cohesion increase strategies
  • 5.4.1 Cohesion technical body

6- Coach relationship with psychology

  • 6.1 Coach Advisor
  • 6.1.1 Classification of psychological skills
  • 6.1.2 Alternative thinking
  • 6.2 Importance of self-esteem and empathy
  • 6.2.1 Concepts and personality types
  • 6.2.2 Situational and interactionist models
  • 6.3 Principles of professionalism
  • 6.3.1 Different psychological management roles
  • 6.3.2 Most representative current models
  • 6.4 Role of the coach
  • 6.4.1 Psychological configuration and planning
  • 6.4.2 Psychological intervention
  • 6.4.3 Resources to be exploited
  • 6.4.4 Importance of self-analysis
  • 6.4.5 Troubleshooting

7- Fundamentals of the person and communication

  • 7.1 Communication styles
  • 7.1.2 Integral person conception
  • 7.2 Psychological and social perceptions
  • 7.2.1 Self perception and learning
  • 7.2.2 Distortions of perception
  • 7.3 What are emotions
  • 7.3.1 Psychological flexibility
  • 7.3.2 The importance of resilience
  • 7.3.3 Distance thoughts and emotions
  • 7.3.4 Biological function emotions
  • 7.4 Types of intelligence
  • 7.4.1 Emotional development skills
  • 7.4.2 Interpersonal Intelligence
  • 7.5 Psychophysiological acting emotions
  • 7.5.1 Communication emotions
  • 7.6 The brain and its parts
  • 7.6.1 Functions and location emotions
  • 7.6.2 Hemispheres and responsibilities

8-Effective coaching tools

  • 8.1 Coaching and its objectives
  • 8.1.2 The skills that a coach develops
  • 8.1.3 Coaching guidelines
  • 8.2 Take responsibility and become aware
  • 8.2.1 Belief where the coach moves
  • 8.2.2 Prejudices and their importance
  • 8.2.3 Methods and styles of coaching
  • 8.2.4 Factors to consider
  • 8.3 Ways to influence
  • 8.3.1 Have accuracy in the process
  • 8.3.2 Types of coaching
  • 8.4 The 7 skills
  • 8.4.1 The most important domains
  • 8.4.2 Create contexts
  • 8.4.3 Powerful questions
  • 8.4.4 Current situation and future situation
  • 8.5 Reference frames
  • 8.5.1 Coaching for attitude change
  • 8.5.2 Useful verb to search for objectives
  • 8.5.3 Learning and its cycles
  • 8.5.4 Facilitate learning according to phase

9-Conscious Mind Construction

  • 9.1 Thinking skills
  • 9.1.2 Damasio states
  • 9.1.3 Differences between declarative and procedural knowledge
  • 9.1.4 What is therefore knowledge
  • 9.1.5 Hierarchies of knowledge
  • 9.1.6 Types of knowledge
  • 9.2 Knowledge conversion
  • 9.2.1 Analysis of what is known
  • 9.3 Knowledge approaches
  • 9.3.1 Forms of learning
  • 9.3.2 The coach's wisdom
  • 9.4 Performance Ratings
  • 9.4.1 Listen and know how
  • 9.4.2 Give and receive feedback
  • 9.5 Athlete psychology evaluation
  • 9.5.1 Coach Profiles
  • 9.5.2 Feedback
  • 10- Final work


Graduates / Graduates in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, qualified coaches and technicians with football experience.

Professionals of recognized and accredited work and / or professional experience, provided that such experience is related to the competences inherent in the Master's degree, people related to football who want to specialize in this area.



This training program will be carried out taking into account the following points:

Virtual Classroom: The courses are taught entirely in online mode. They are made through our virtual campus that is accessed from the front page of our website, , through the Virtual Classroom Access button . From there you can enter topics, explanatory presentations, demonstration videos, teacher analysis, tasks that are sent to you and corrected by teachers.

Tutors: Teachers offer continuous tutoring, establishing telephone tutorials and / or videoconferencing explaining the doubts that arise. They guide your formative evolution throughout the course, depending on your profile and level of dedication or study schedule. As we have indicated, the syllabus, videos, articles, interviews with experts... are part of your evolution in the course, so you will perform periodic exercises that the teacher corrects to give you the clearest idea of the topic being working.

Evaluation: At the end of the course you will carry out a final project that will encompass all the areas studied and that will always involve the development of a real case, since from FutbolLab we want our courses at all times to be directed to the real training situation found in technicians in their teams.

Enrollment process: To enroll you just have to click on the Enroll tab, from there it will ask you to enter your personal data necessary for the academic record and in the final part of the process you can choose the payment format of this program.


Remember that in this course you can go at your own pace and do it according to your availability, as long as you do not exceed the maximum time to do it, which in the case of masters is 2 and a half years, 18 months for Expert or Technical courses and 7 months for courses that are not of these categories.


It is ample time to complete, if you still need more time, you must request authorization from the admissions department to extend a time, in case you get a positive response the new agreed time will be automatically extended.


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This master's degree is issued by the AVILA CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY and has 60 ECTS credits (1500 teaching hours).


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