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// Applied Sport Psychology

Cultural Sport Psychology

In the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to volunteer with a football academy in Ghana as a mental skills trainer. Many of the […]

Written by Michael Panza 2 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

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

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

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

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

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

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