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// Applied Sport Psychology

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

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

Emotional Control Under Pressure: A Practical Guide

This brief practical guide will provide feasible recommendations for developing emotional control in high pressure situations. Encouraging Emotional Intelligence: This very useful form of […]

Written by Erin Prior 1 minute read

Coping Under Pressure: The Value of Emotional Control

As our lives become increasingly fast-paced, with everything accessible at merely the touch of a button, both our personal and professional lives are becoming […]

Written by Erin Prior 4 minute read

Striving to Perfection

The relationship between perfectionism and sporting excellence is often endorsed into many athletes; in order to be the best you must strive for perfection. […]

Written by Jemma Clarke 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

Mindfulness: Improving Sports Performance & Reducing Sport Anxiety

Athletes spend much of their time mentally and physically preparing for athletic competitions in hopes of improving playing performances. However, many athletes are inconsistent […]

Written by Crystal Chariton 2 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

The 12 point Self-Confidence Plan

This article is written for the purpose of practitioners and performers in facilitating self-confidence levels. In practice, the 12 point self-confidence plan is a […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 2 minute read

Training the eyes

The development of scientific research in sport has given coaches the opportunity to extract tested training methods and apply them to practice. They have […]

Written by Henry Woodward 3 minute read

Role of Sport Psychology in a Physical Therapy Setting

The medical field has recognized the importance of physical therapy in regards to injury recovery for many years. Specific exercise plans are carefully designed […]

Written by Diane Gorog 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

Anxiety, Performance Stress and Skill Execution

Steven Gerrard made an error as Liverpool were on the verge of winning the league in 2014. Such a costly error at such a […]

Written by Keith Begley 4 minute read

ACT on the Gridiron: A New Approach to Sport Performance Enhancement in Football

Summer is winding down over here in the States. Temperatures are cooling down, and leaves will soon begin changing colors. Fall is approaching, which […]

Written by Mitch Plemmons 4 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