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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, […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

The Perils of Playing with a Price Tag

Dealing with Expectation in Sport This summer’s football transfer window saw a ‘crazy’ (Benitez, 2017) rise in transfer fees that few pundits could have […]

Written by Alex Freemantle 4 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

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

Eventing: Decision making in high risk sport

Eventing is commonly referred to as the triathlon of horse riding. It consists of three disciplines: dressage, show jumping and cross country. All three […]

Written by Zoe Taylor 2 minute read

Self-talk During Sport – Advantage or Detriment

Self-talk is the process of which an individual may guide him/herself to accomplish a goal. Whether or not the goals are specific or broad, […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

The Who, What and Why of Global Personal Player Development

Assisting youth and professional athletes outside of the sporting environment has been a challenge for many years.  There has not been an accepted specific […]

Written by Dr Mark Robinson 2 minute read

Self-confidence, self-efficacy and the methods to become successful

To be successful in sport, as suggested by the most popular literature in the field of attitudes, behaviours and sporting achievement is focused on […]

Written by Kelly Bourne 2 minute read

How can students manage their energy levels during exam period?

Exam time is a stressful period for many students.  It is that time of year where we wake up early, go to bed late […]

Written by BelievePerform 2 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

Why is CrossFit SO Addictive?

CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by a man called Greg Glassman. He defined fitness in a meaningful, measurable way – increased work capacity […]

Written by Lauren Onojaife 2 minute read

Concepts Behind Culture

A lot of questions swirl around the concept of culture and developing teams. Culture is a word many organizations and teams from the amateur […]

Written by Kyle McDonald 1 minute read

Team Cohesion – help or hinder?

Team cohesion in sport involves a variety of factors e.g. coaches and the environment and can be defined as: ‘a dynamic process that is […]

Written by Emily Cheek 3 minute read

Characteristics of Mental Toughness

Mental toughness has been discussed in the sports literature for many years. Indeed, mental toughness has been related to both business and sporting worlds […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 2 minute read

Building Self-Confidence in Sport

There is no doubt that performers in sport thrive on high levels of confidence. Examples exist where performers score a goal and then continue […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 3 minute read

Psychology in big wave surfing

This sport involves surfers to ride waves that can build to the height of 60-80feet (and above) (Beal et al. 2010). Unlike normal surfing […]

Written by Fred Hanbury 4 minute read

“The world of images” – Inside the dancer’s mind

What is imagery Imagery is a process of creating a mental image or intention, which a person would want to happen or feel and […]

Written by Miroslav Sekula 4 minute read

Dealing with Pressure Triggers

Sport practitioners deal with a number of pressure triggers that can affect their athletes’ performance levels. Two common pressure triggers include physical and mental […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 1 minute read

Managing Stress in Elite Junior Athletes

Exercise and sport, collectively, represent the most popular leisure activity for the adolescent age group (Gerber, Holsboer-Trachsler et al. 2011). As a result, there […]

Written by Tim Lathlean 11 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