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// Applied Sport Psychology

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

Becoming a more confident performer

Its the week of the big game, exam or even a job interview, you start to feel ‘butterflies’ in your stomach, you start to […]

Written by Chris Lynch 4 minute read

Marathon Des Sables – Sustaining Performance in Extreme Environments

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one […]

Written by Katie Nichols 2 minute read

Impression Management

Let’s be honest, everyone tries to impress other people on a daily basis. We all (or at least most) try to impress others – […]

Written by Mark Keep 3 minute read

Meditation in Sport

Within your life how often do you find time to relax and reflect? In today’s society we often lead lives where we are working […]

Written by BelievePerform 2 minute read

Believe to Succeed

Anything is possible!  The famous scream from Kevin Garnett, who won a NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008.  A statement so simple […]

Written by Greg Margolis 2 minute read

Goal setting: the key to lifestyle management

Goal setting is very important in sport. That is undeniable! Over time, athletes become very good at setting goals for training and competition, and […]

Written by Elizabeth Egan 3 minute read

Mental Enhancements for Soccer Penalty-kicks

John Terry, one of the best soccer players in the world, steps up to take the penalty shot that will win Chelsea the prestigious […]

Written by Greg Margolis 3 minute read

Psychological Responses to Sporting Injury

What is sporting injury? Injury is a common issue facing all sport performers (Ristolainen et al. 2012). Sporting injury can be defined as “loss […]

Written by Sophie Williams 3 minute read