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Identifying and managing organisational stress in para-athletes
In the past 20 years the Paralympic Games has experienced rapid growth as athlete numbers have increased from 3,259 in 1996 to 4,328 in […]
Influence of team resilience on professional rugby union teams’ performance
Rugby union is a dynamic collision team sport requiring the coordination of various team positions and roles, where players are frequently required to move […]
Acute Stress in Sport: What is it and how do we cope?
What is it? There are many reasons people give to being stressed. Trying to balance work and a social life, meeting deadlines, preparing for […]
The Australian Open – Applied Psychology
2018 offers elite sports stars many opportunities to win their respective tournaments/competitions/finals. The Australian Open, which begins in mid-January and offers an opportunity to […]
Why you should day dream your free throw?
Before any Basketball game, every player gets nervous about missing that one free-throw that results in their whole team going down. In fact, losing […]
The 4 Stages of Stress
Stress is a common attribute and trigger that we all suffer from on a daily basis. This stress is normally attributed to high levels […]
Psychological resilience for athletes – a demystification…
“Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” – Dan Reeves (Former NFL athlete and head coach) Resilience. It has become […]
Manipulating the paradox of perfectionism: promoting healthy perfectionism in sport
Elite athletes are known for their exceptional physiology. Arguably, their superior strength, power, endurance and biomechanics all play a key role in enabling their […]
Learning about resilience from the military
“The lads showed great resilience today, they just never gave up”. How many times have you heard this, or something similar, regurgitated by coaches […]
The Emergence of Mindfulness in Western Psychology: Cultural Clash or Coalescence?
Introduction “What a liberation to realise that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who […]
The road to greater performance: How teams sports can benefit from emotional contagion
Mamma Mia! Italy’s football team failed to qualify to the next 2018 World Cup for the first time in 60 years. The front page […]
Podcast 028: Developing Resilience in Sport
In our latest podcast we talk to Dr Mustafa Sarkar about growth, adversity and how athletes and coaches can develop resilience in sport.
Growth Mindset: Reaching your full potential
Over the years, there has been many athletes that have been tipped to be the next big star, but fail to reach their full […]
Podcast 027: Fatigue Management in Sport
In this podcast we talk to Professor Andy Lane about the different techniques and strategies that athletes can use to manage psychological/physical fatigue in […]
Talent Recognition, what to look for?
Our youth has many dreams and aspirations. Lots of young boys dream of scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final or win […]
6 foods to increase your brainpower
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Resilience – The role of adversity
What is resilience? Resilience has been defined as, “a dynamic process encompassing positive adaptation within the context of significant adversity” (Luthar, Cicchetti, & Becker, […]
10 ways coaches can promote positive youth development
Here are 10 ways in which coaches can promote positive youth development.
15 important life lessons children learn through playing sport
As coaches and parents it is important to not only highlight the physical and mental benefits of youth sport, but to also speak to […]
40 things children want to hear from their sport coaches
Why not try saying a few of these supportive and encouraging phrases the next time you coach?