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An Insight into Your Coach’s Behaviour

In any sport, it is generally accepted that the performance of a coach influences the performance of their athlete/team. So, it is not only […]

Written by George Mitchell 3 minute read

Why is Confidence important for Young Athletes?

Young athletes will experience times when they struggle with their confidence and it is low, they will also experience the opposite where confidence is […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 3 minute read

EI and the golf round

The long route of the golf course contains a trail that can last anything between 2 to 4 hours. Whilst this is an incredibly […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 2 minute read

Student athletes – Demands faced and resources available

University and being a student-athlete is a great experience that many people reflect on with fond memories. Use this article and other resources or […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 3 minute read

Exploring the relationship between alcohol and rugby

Our drinking club has a rugby problem? There is a long standing yet peculiar relationship between alcohol and rugby. Some of amateur rugby clubs […]

Written by Thomas McCabe 3 minute read

Shift from superstitions and develop your pre-performance routine

Many athletes talk about superstitions that they have in the build up to matches, races or competitions. These superstitions are compulsive actions that don’t […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

Lesser spotted diagnosis – ADHD in sport

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a mental disorder starting in early years which can go on to have significant negative effects on lives […]

Written by Thomas McCabe 2 minute read

Masters athletes: Negotiating the ageing process

I previously wrote an article on here titled, ‘why am I doing this at my age? Physical activity or competitive sport? Which looked at […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

Building your confidence foundations

Confidence is probably the most frequently talked about psychological factor. Confidence is typically noticed the most when it’s gone missing, so as a result […]

Written by Chris Shambrook 4 minute read

Pre game routines – Maximising preparation opportunities

Consistent preparation prior to competing is a key influence on the actual performance that you deliver. From a mental perspective it’s worth remembering;Consistent preparation […]

Written by Chris Shambrook 4 minute read

Mindfulness: ‘letting it be’ in a performance driven context

Mindfulness is thought to be a tendency to be present in the moment and to mindfully accept naturally occurring events, emotions and thoughts. As […]

Written by Jenny Meggs 1 minute read

Perform the Switch – Leon Lloyd – Life outside of sport

Following a successful career as a professional, international rugby player, injury forced Lloyd into an early sporting retirement at the age of 30. Here, […]

The young athlete’s journey – transitions in youth sport

The 2018 Commonwealth Games has further reinforced the young age that some athletes are attending such high-profile events At just 11-years-old Anna Hursey became […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

Coaching Resilience – A Military and Sport Psychology Perspective

Resilience is a hot topic in today’s world. From sport psychology to military psychology, it seems that everyone has their own interpretation of resilience, […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 minute read

6 steps to a winning mindset

The 6 Steps to a Winning Mindset course is a highly practical guide to understanding and building your own version of these tried and […]

Written by Chris Shambrook 0 minute read

Underdogs vs Favourites: Managing expectations

It goes without saying that sport provides us with some competitive mismatches. When looking for examples of these it is difficult to look past […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 3 minute read

Mental Toughness in Marathon Running

The purpose of this article is to outline the concept of mental toughness amongst runners in a marathon with the use of mental skills. […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 2 minute read

The Me in a Team – Narcissism

Have you ever noticed players not getting on well within a team but are key players? They perform well on the biggest stage and […]

Written by George Mitchell 1 minute read

Cultural Sport Psychology

In the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to volunteer with a football academy in Ghana as a mental skills trainer. Many of the […]

Written by Michael Panza 2 minute read

Podcast 029: Applied Sport Psychology with Kate Kirby Lead sport psych with the Irish Institute of Sport

Making Challenge Opportunities for Distinguished Success

Imagine a time of which you had to overcome a significant challenge in your life. It could be a career change, personal loss, or […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

How to thrive in the business world

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Thriving as a Corporate Athlete: What is thriving? And how can you thrive?

A question fervently debated is what separates world-class performers from exceptionally good ones? Contemporary research has investigated the role thriving has to play. Elite […]

Written by Fionnuala Barnes 5 minute read

Organisational stressors unique to para-athletes

Written by Clare Cunningham 0 minute read

Why is team resilience important?

Written by Kyle Lynch 0 minute read

Identifying and managing organisational stress in para-athletes

In the past 20 years the Paralympic Games has experienced rapid growth as athlete numbers have increased from 3,259 in 1996 to 4,328 in […]

Written by Clare Cunningham 7 minute read

Influence of team resilience on professional rugby union teams’ performance

Rugby union is a dynamic collision team sport requiring the coordination of various team positions and roles, where players are frequently required to move […]

Written by Kyle Lynch 7 minute read

Acute stress in sport

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Acute Stress in Sport: What is it and how do we cope?

What is it? There are many reasons people give to being stressed. Trying to balance work and a social life, meeting deadlines, preparing for […]

Written by Roisin Kelly 7 minute read

The Australian Open – Applied Psychology

2018 offers elite sports stars many opportunities to win their respective tournaments/competitions/finals. The Australian Open, which begins in mid-January and offers an opportunity to […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 2 minute read