group dynamics

Social Facilitation and Sport Performance

Steve Gaffney Surfing Elporto
Steve Gaffney Surfing

As an athlete, have you ever been suddenly thrust into a position in which you were the one to make a move, score a goal, or do something glorious to bring your team to victory, while at the same time becoming keenly aware of all the eyes of the observers upon you? How did it effect you? Did you pull through and perform or did you choke only to walk away red faced and embarrassed. I recall when I was learning to  surf and got way in over my head at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, on a double overhead barreling day.