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The development of knowledge would enhance the credibility and practice of sport psychology, identify trends in knowledge development, and establish a scientific basis for mental training (Vealey, 1994). Suinn (1985) believes that the visibility and recognition of the field of sport psychology by coaches and athletes are important in the success of athletes’ performance. Coaches and athletes would then have a better understanding of and become more receptive to sport psychology consultation. Knowledge in sport psychology may encourage coaches to more readily relinquish the responsibility of psychological consultation to qualified professionals.

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