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Why is Confidence important for Young Athletes?

Young athletes will experience times when they struggle with their confidence and it is low, they will also experience the opposite where confidence is […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 3 minute read

Lesser spotted diagnosis – ADHD in sport

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a mental disorder starting in early years which can go on to have significant negative effects on lives […]

Written by Thomas McCabe 2 minute read

Building your confidence foundations

Confidence is probably the most frequently talked about psychological factor. Confidence is typically noticed the most when it’s gone missing, so as a result […]

Written by Chris Shambrook 4 minute read

The young athlete’s journey – transitions in youth sport

The 2018 Commonwealth Games has further reinforced the young age that some athletes are attending such high-profile events At just 11-years-old Anna Hursey became […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

Coaching Resilience – A Military and Sport Psychology Perspective

Resilience is a hot topic in today’s world. From sport psychology to military psychology, it seems that everyone has their own interpretation of resilience, […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 minute read

Making Challenge Opportunities for Distinguished Success

Imagine a time of which you had to overcome a significant challenge in your life. It could be a career change, personal loss, or […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Ludovica Harley 7 minute read

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 […]

Written by Casper Farrimond 3 minute read

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, […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

Expected Performance After Head Injury – How to Approach an Invisible Opponent

Sports related head injuries (e.g., concussions) affect one’s ability to concentrate, make decisions, foster learning, and perform both individually and collaboratively as part of […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 minute read

Goals out of sport: facilitating the retirement process

“I am feeling lost and with no direction, no purpose, no career, no identity and who the hell do I go to?” and “How […]

Written by Zoe Taylor 2 minute read

Focus: Understanding scanning and switching off

Whether I have worked with Gymnasts, Footballers, Table Tennis Players or Triathletes, one thing has become clear, they all need to focus their attention […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

Development leads to results, results not necessarily to development

Currently there’s (still) a debate going on in youth football circles about the role of winning in youth sports development programs. More specifically is […]

Written by Mauro van de Looij 4 minute read

Visualization – A Practice Supplement

Each and every day athletes are trying to gain an edge over their competitors. Regardless of how an athlete trains (e.g., diets, exercise, or […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 minute read

Emotional Intelligence: Applied Practice – A Perspective for Sports Coaches

Positive mindset 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 8 minute read

Working in Youth Sport: Reflections of a Trainee Sport Psychologist

Introduction As a Trainee Sport Psychologist, I have been offered many opportunities to work with young athletes at various stages of their personal development […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

Coaching Styles and Performance Outcomes

Coaching styles and coaching strategies are terms typically thrown around in academia, the media, and sport. For the purpose of this read, I will […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

Sport Psychologists – Preventers or fixers

Sport Psychology is a growing discipline and one that I find myself privileged to be involved in. Despite this growth, I still wonder why […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

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