- On July 11, 2016
The official countdown for Seville to host the Sport Psychology World Congress in 2017 starts today, one year before it will take place. It is expected that 1.000 participants from 50 different countries and the leading figures of the Sport Psychology would come from 10th to 14th July 2017 to the capital of Andalusia, Seville, to assist to the International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress (ISSP). Seville will be the world center of Sport Psychology thanks to communications, posters, keynote speakers, speeches and discussions about the topic. Sport Psychology experts such as Adrian Taylor, Maria Kavussanu, David Tod, Dorothee Alfermann, Martin Hagger, Jaume Cruz, Yuji Yamamoto, Justine J. Reel, Jennifer L. Etnier, Gloria Balagué o José María Buceta will attend the meeting. Seville will become once again the perfect place to bring together tourism and sport.
Ever since 2013, when the ISSP in Beijing decided unanimously that Seville would be the city of the 2017 World Congress, the Society and the city have started the countdown for its organization, one year before it will be held. The pre-Congress events are already working for the program ‘Road to Seville’, consisting of an international seminary about Sport Psychology. It will be about the European scientific project ‘PsyTool’, whose headquarters is located in Seville, and it will take place at the Pablo de Olavide University. The new tool ‘PsyTool’ was created to educate young athletes in values, eradicate violence and encourage fair play in Sport thanks to sport psychology and training. The conclusions and results of the European project will be presented at the Sport Psychology World Congress in Seville, on 2017.
The Congress is supported by the Spanish Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPD), the Regional Department of Tourism and Sport of the Council of Andalusia, and the Provincial Council and the City Council of Seville.
It will take place from 10th to 14th July 2017, at the University of Seville and it will be supported by the Pablo de Olavide University. The event, which takes place in Spain for the second time ever, will host more than 1.000 members of the Congress from all over the world to discuss issues of interest for Sport psychologists, Sport professionals, trainers, referees, executives and athletes.