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The Growth Mindset – not just for sports stars

For those of us who take an interest in what’s going on in the world of sport and performance psychology, the concepts of growth and […]

Written by Michael Roskams 3 minute read

Self-regulation – a cognitive skill to monitor progress?

Self-regulation – a cognitive skill to monitor progress? According to Richards (2011), “self-regulation refers to the process in which individuals monitor, manage, and control […]

Written by Mark Keep 3 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

Choking: The Case of Jana Novotna: “One of the most famous collapses in sport”

In 1993, Jana Novotna played Steffi Graf in the 1993 Wimbledon women’s tennis final. Novotna was in a strong position; she led the match […]

Written by Helen Davis 4 minute read

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