After completing a degree in Sport Psychology and a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology I enrolled to become a qualified professional Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. I work with athletes on a day to day basis whilst still completing my qualification. I work with a range of sports from golf to volleyball working all on psychological aspects of their game.
Anders Ericsson carried out extensive research on what it takes to become an expert. Ericsson (1993) says that it takes 10,000 hours (20 hours for 50 weeks a year for ten years = 10,000) of deliberate practice to become an expert in almost anything. ‘10,000 hours, brilliant I’ll become a pro...