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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 […]

Written by Clare Cunningham 7 minute read

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 […]

Written by Kyle Lynch 7 minute read

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 […]

Written by Roisin Kelly 7 minute read

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 […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Maithili Bhuptani 6 minute read

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 […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Heather Hunter 6 minute read

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 […]

Written by Justine Anthony 6 minute read

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 […]

Written by Luke Jennings 7 minute read

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 […]

Written by Tom Barnes 6 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

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