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.