Social support in sport psychology

Authored by: Tim Rees

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138022423
eBook ISBN: 9781315777054
Adobe ISBN: 9781317692324

10.4324/9781315777054.ch49

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Abstract

I had so much help. So many people believed in me, when I didn’t believe in myself. So many people … motivated me every single day to be who I am. I failed so many times and got back up. I’ve been through the toughest times with my family, but I’m still standing …. When you’ve got people behind you, you can do whatever …. I tend to look back to what brought me here. And, you waking me up in the middle of the night in the summertime, making me run up the hill, making me do push-ups, screaming at me from the sidelines at my games at 8 or 9 years old …. You made us believe.

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