The creation of S.P.O.C.

Up until a decade ago sport psychology was a great unknown in Belgium.

The last few years, however, there has been a clear shift in attitudes towards mental training. Athletes and coaches alike now acknowledge the fundamental role of psychological factors like motivation, concentration, stress-resistance, ... in the striving for personal excellence. As a result there is an ever increasing demand for mental training and sport psychological counselling.

Even though sport psychology is a fast-rising star, it will be some time before mental trainers are integrated as part of the regular staff. Until that time, advise is usually asked from the only resource available: independent specialists.

In an attempt to fill an existing void, S.P.O.C. was founded in 2002 in Antwerp to provide sport psychological training & counselling to all in need.