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Obesity, Anxiety and Depression – an Exploding Epidemic

Obesity is an epidemic that will have far reaching implications for the health of our nation. The statistics are frightening. Studies have shown that […]

Written by Keith Begley 4 minute read

Stress Management in Sport

THEORY: Stress is both good (positive) and bad (negative). It is how we deal with stress that is important. We need stress in our […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 0 minute read

Maintaining Motivation for Exercise: New Year, New You?

Now 2016 is fully upon us, many of us will have noticed an increase in the amount of people in your local gym. A […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 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

Positive Self-Belief in Sport

THEORY: Positive self-belief is an internal aspect of your psychological make-up. When you are looking at achieving success and reaching your goals remaining positive […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 0 minute read

“Playing Football With A Square Ball”

My motive for writing this piece is to plant a seed, to kick start a generation of new ideas and join the dots in […]

Written by Jess Brainch 2 minute read

Emotional Intelligence: Role in Sports Performance

Mayer and Salovey (1997:5) defined Emotional Intelligence (EI) as “the ability to perceive emotions, to assess and generate emotions so as to assist thought, […]

Written by Lauren Onojaife 2 minute read

Goal Setting in Sport

THEORY: Goal setting is a motivational tool to support and enhance performance. As humans we focus too much on outcome goals. Although outcome goals […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 0 minute read

Do What Matters: Values and Committed Action in Football

As discussed in my previous article (ACT on the Gridiron: A New Approach to Sport Performance Enhancement in Football), my next few posts will […]

Written by Mitch Plemmons 2 minute read

Pressure for athletes competing at Ironman World Championships

The World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii is the biggest stage in world Triathlon, with most athletes racing between 8 to 17 hours. This competition […]

Written by Helen Davis 2 minute read

Mental Toughness in Sport

THEORY: Mental toughness is important and integral for successful outcomes. Key characteristics of mental toughness relate to consistency, desire, focus, overcoming setbacks, resilience and […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 0 minute read

Focus in Sport

THEORY: Focus is an essential component to sporting success. Focus allows performers to attend to the cues in hand and concentrate on tasks to […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 0 minute read

Who is sport psychology for?

I have a confession to make – I’m not an elite sportsman and I probably never will be. Maybe you are the same. After […]

Written by Michael Roskams 1 minute read

Emotional Intelligence: Role in Coaching

Coaching is far more than just teaching sports skills to individuals and teams. It is also about inspiring, giving confidence and motivating others by […]

Written by Lauren Onojaife 1 minute read

Regulating Emotions

Key Learning Points: Becoming aware of own emotions Regulating own emotions Developing strategies to cope under pressure Identifying your emotions – Identify emotions can […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 1 minute read

Football Parents, Coaches and Players; the Athletic Triangle

Youth sport is unique because it involves communication, coordination, and maintenance of relationships among multiple adults, all of whom are key stakeholders in a […]

Written by Lewis Charnock 2 minute read

Stress – It’s Everywhere!

We would be naive to think that stress does not exists in most of our daily lives as well as in our athletes’ lives. […]

Written by Kyle McDonald 1 minute read

Why am I doing this at my age? Physical activity or competitive sport

Introduction The 4th October saw over 23,000 runners take to the streets of Cardiff for the annual half marathon. Although the final figures for […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

Handling Pressure in Sport

THEORY: Pressure is something that we handle in two ways. One is positive, the other is negative. Performers who handle pressure in a positive […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 0 minute read

Positive Self-Talk in Sport

THEORY: Positive self-talk relates to the ability to overcome negative thinking. Those who practice positive self-talk are more likely not to suffer from negative […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 0 minute read