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Expected Performance After Head Injury – How to Approach an Invisible Opponent

Sports related head injuries (e.g., concussions) affect one’s ability to concentrate, make decisions, foster learning, and perform both individually and collaboratively as part of […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 minute read

Goals out of sport: facilitating the retirement process

“I am feeling lost and with no direction, no purpose, no career, no identity and who the hell do I go to?” and “How […]

Written by Zoe Taylor 2 minute read

Empirical vs. Non-empirical Resilience Strategies – Outcomes and Consequences

What is resilience? Resilience is your ability to adapt to and overcome negative emotional responses in a given situation. Or is it? A general […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 5 minute read

The Psychological Effects of Sports Injuries and why these Effects are heightened in Elite Young Athletes

The operationalised definition of sports injury differs within the existing sport psychology literature often owing to the differing severities and durations of injury (Nicholl […]

Written by Alex Freemantle 3 minute read

The Who, What and Why of Global Personal Player Development

Assisting youth and professional athletes outside of the sporting environment has been a challenge for many years.  There has not been an accepted specific […]

Written by Dr Mark Robinson 2 minute read

Sport, Exercise and Good Mental Health

Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. This Mental Health Awareness Week, we are going to look at […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health

Coverage of mental health has increased in both popular press and academic research. There is no doubt that mental health is on the increase […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 3 minute read

Visualization – A Practice Supplement

Each and every day athletes are trying to gain an edge over their competitors. Regardless of how an athlete trains (e.g., diets, exercise, or […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 minute read

7 tips for exam season

This is an important period for those who are taking exams. Most people who take exams during this period can be categorised as GCSE, […]

Written by BelievePerform 2 minute read

Muscle Dysmorphia: Why do I look so small?

Muscle Dysmorphia, or Bigorexia as it is commonly known, is a body dysmorphic disorder which affects 1 in 10 male gym goers. The disorder […]

Written by Ben Cochrane 2 minute read

The Influence of Sleep on Performance

Sleep is an integral part of what makes humans function (Harris et al., 2015). It is a common need that, if neglected, has the […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

Coaching Styles and Performance Outcomes

Coaching styles and coaching strategies are terms typically thrown around in academia, the media, and sport. For the purpose of this read, I will […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

Sport Psychologists – Preventers or fixers

Sport Psychology is a growing discipline and one that I find myself privileged to be involved in. Despite this growth, I still wonder why […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

The Psychology of Injury: The curious case of Daniel Sturridge

After failing to score for the fifth game running, pundits, journalists and fans alike are trying to pinpoint why Daniel Sturridge is struggling to […]

Written by Ben Cochrane 3 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

Mental health in elite sport: It’s tough to talk

In recent years there has been increasing acknowledgement of the problem of mental health in elite sport. Research shows that while sports people are […]

Written by Sally Hilton 3 minute read

The Influence of Media Portrayal of Women on Female Participation in Sport & Exercise.

As the greatest show on earth – The Olympic Games – grips our attention once more, there is an increased focus on the way […]

Written by Erin Prior 3 minute read

Exercise Dependence: Symptom or Disorder?

The current UK guidelines suggest that adults should accumulate 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity across the week (National Institute for Health and […]

Written by Gillian Thomas 5 minute read

Mental Toughness: Olympic Greatness

It doesn’t seem that long since the London 2012 Olympic Games were gracing our TV screens in the Summer that saw Great Britain achieve […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read

‘Exergaming’, the craze that never was.

In this day and age, technology is everywhere we go. We carry it with us on a day to day basis and are glued […]

Written by Bradley Bridgewater 2 minute read