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// Tag: Football

The Psychology of Injury: The curious case of Daniel Sturridge

Posted 5 months ago Ben Cochrane 3 minute read comments

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

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Do What Matters: Values and Committed Action in Football

Posted 1 year ago Mitch Plemmons 2 minute read comments

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

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Football Parents, Coaches and Players; the Athletic Triangle

Posted 2 years ago Lewis Charnock 2 minute read comments

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

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Professional Pressure – Football and Mental Health

Posted 2 years ago Tracy Donachie 3 minute read comments

Football has been described as “more than just a game” (Jones, 1995). As a result, footballers are experiencing psychological distress despite achieving great sporting […]

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ACT on the Gridiron: A New Approach to Sport Performance Enhancement in Football

Posted 2 years ago Mitch Plemmons 4 minute read comments

Summer is winding down over here in the States. Temperatures are cooling down, and leaves will soon begin changing colors. Fall is approaching, which […]

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Premier League Relegation Pressure

Posted 2 years ago Mark Brodie 2 minute read comments

With 37 games played, the last match of the English Premier League (EPL) season on Sunday 24th May will see heroes and villains forged. […]

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Why coping with the media is essential for any ‘wonderkid’.

Posted 2 years ago Matthew Nield 2 minute read comments

In recent times sport and especially football has seen a flurry of young sporting ‘wonderkids’ being shot into the media spotlight.  With Real Madrid’s […]

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ACL injury in elite female footballers: Psychological risks successful transition

Posted 3 years ago Chris Lynch 3 minute read comment

Research within sport psychology highlights and emphasises the potentially stressful nature of sports participation (e.g., Fletcher, Hanton & Mellalieu, 2006; Fletcher, Hanton Mellalieu & […]

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Can spectator silence improve youth sport performance and enjoyment?

Posted 3 years ago Michael Mooney 2 minute read comment

For those of us that have watched Ray Winstone’s performance of ‘Angry Football Dad’ for the FA’s Respect campaign, we can truly experience the […]

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The effects of heat on sport performance

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comments

Heat stress from the environment can be detrimental to sporting performance, challenging the limits of the human cardiovascular system, temperature regulation and altering body […]

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Is an autocratic style of coaching more effective than a democratic one?

Posted 3 years ago Richard Fryer 2 minute read comments

We’ve all seen it or heard about it – stories of top football coaches shouting, throwing things all in the name of getting the […]

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Psychopath to success

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comments

If anyone is a fan of watching shows on TV such as ‘Psychopath Night’, then here is a short article for you to think […]

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The power of the underdog

Posted 3 years ago Duncan Foster 5 minute read comments

In August of last year I moved to the USA to play soccer for a small university in Tennessee. What we achieved as a […]

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Perfectionism and its application within a football setting

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Jackson 3 minute read comment

What is perfectionism? Perfectionism has been identified as an innate characteristic of personality (Stoeber et al. 2007), in a sporting context it is characterised […]

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The path to expertise in young football players

Posted 3 years ago Karim Tayara 4 minute read comments

1. Background In this article three developmental pathways to expertise in the field of sport were critically analysed. Activity patterns were explored and compared, […]

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Mental toughness in football

Posted 3 years ago Gobinder Gill 1 minute read comment

The purpose of this article is to promote the use of mental toughness within football. Mental toughness is an important concept that coaches and […]

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Manchester United – from a group psychology perspective

Posted 3 years ago Frank Heggebo 2 minute read comments

In may 2013, Alex Fergunsons`26 years, successful leadership of Manchester United came to an end. During his career as manager, the club won the […]

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The rise and many ‘Falls’ of Ashley Young

Posted 4 years ago Chris Knight 3 minute read comments

Confidence is such a key component of successful performance in sport and a player’s loss of confidence can brutally be laid bare in the […]

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Confidence and its links to belief

Posted 4 years ago David Harrison 3 minute read comments

“Confidence is contagious” – Vince Lombardi. This article is written in the context of football.  If football is not your sport then simply substitute […]

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The power of superstitions and rituals in sport

Posted 4 years ago Liam Blackwell 2 minute read comments

We’ve all seen or heard of elite sports people performing ritual movements before competitions, from a 100m runner blessing themselves before a race, to […]

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