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Directing Attentional Focus during Resistance Training

The focus of attention is influential in how well athletes learn sport-related and movement skills (movement efficiency, such as force production, speed, and endurance) […]

Written by Crystal Chariton 2 minute read

Emotional Intelligence & Effective Leadership

“those to whom much is given, much is required” – John F Kennedy Following the culmination of this year’s Superbowl, the NFL’s end of […]

Written by Rich Sille 2 minute read

Mental Toughness: Olympic Greatness

It doesn’t seem that long since the London 2012 Olympic Games were gracing our TV screens in the Summer that saw Great Britain achieve […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read

Doping in sport: Meldonium

One of the most discussed topics in sport at present is the doping scandal and corruption that has taken place widespread across athletics, resulting […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 4 minute read

Emotional Intelligence Applied Practice in Football

Positive mind-set allows performance levels to increase because it facilitates direction and focus. The relationship between mental preparation and sport psychology therefore becomes important […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 9 minute read

The Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA): Applying the model with athletes through imagery scripting.

The Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA) provides a framework for understanding how athletes react psycho-physiologically within competitive situations (Jones, Meijen, […]

Written by Sarah Kelly 4 minute read

Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing (PDMS) and group functioning in sport

Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing (PDMS) is an intervention whereby an individual consciously shares an issue or situation, with a group they belong to (i.e., sports team/peers), in […]

Written by Sarah Kelly 1 minute read

Playing and Coaching – Passing the Torch While It’s Lit

Parent-coaches are very common in youth sports. This is not necessarily a negative thing— there are plenty of parents who do a great job—but […]

Written by Ieva Melanija Kibirkstis 3 minute read

Emotional Intelligence: Role in Coaching

Coaching is far more than just teaching sports skills to individuals and teams. It is also about inspiring, giving confidence and motivating others by […]

Written by Lauren Onojaife 1 minute read

Tips for Creating a Strong Team Culture

The term ‘culture’ is thrown around a lot in sport.  However, what does it mean exactly and, as coaches, how do we create and […]

Written by Warrick Wood 2 minute read

Developing a Coaching “Philosophy”

Most coaches that I’ve encountered have what they call a “coaching philosophy” which seems to me a quite broad and unexplained term. It can […]

Written by Niklas Cederström 3 minute read

Bigorexia: The Internal Mirror

The term ‘muscle dysmorphia’ was coined in 1997 (Pope, Gruber, Choi, Olivardia, & Phillips, 1997) to describe this new form of disorder, commonly referred […]

Written by PRE PERFORM 2 minute read

The Danger of ‘Stereotype Threat’

In recent years, East Africans have dominated the middle- and long-distance running domains, Jamaicans prevail in sprint distances whilst the USA predominates in basketball. […]

Written by Tom Hodgins 2 minute read

Professional Pressure – Football and Mental Health

Football has been described as “more than just a game” (Jones, 1995). As a result, footballers are experiencing psychological distress despite achieving great sporting […]

Written by Tracy Donachie 3 minute read

Parental Role in developing young athletes

Millions of young children participate in sports across the world, from joining a football team or training camp, finding a love for running or […]

Written by Dannielle Starkie 2 minute read

Beta alanine: enhancing sport performance

The availability of supplements to help support the body during physical exercise, maintaining a healthy system and potentially improving performance, are numerous and many […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 2 minute read

The Problem with Talent

I dislike how we use the word ‘talent’. A quick google of the word ‘talent’ provides the following definition: natural aptitude or skill. Despite […]

Written by Matt Furness 2 minute read

Drop Out From Youth Sport; Responsibilities of the Coach

We are looking now looking at a situation in the Western world where obesity is becoming an epidemic. Reports suggest that over 35% of […]

Written by Keith Begley 4 minute read

How can Reflective Practice be used within Sport?

Reflective Practice is “an improvement tool to produce a change in practice” (Knowles et al., 2006) and can be applied in a personal as […]

Written by Luci Smith 3 minute read

Emotional Intelligence: Managing Relationships

Managing personal relationships can be enhanced through emotional intelligence. Evidence suggests that people with higher levels of emotional intelligence lead more successful careers and […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 2 minute read