// Athlete Development
Let’s be honest, everyone tries to impress other people on a daily basis. We all (or at least most) try to impress others – […]
The Relative Age Effect in Sport
The attainment of sports expertise has been of great interest to coaches and sport psychologists. Talented athletes are identified from a young age and […]
Self-Belief, Mastery Experiences, and Performance in Sport
Considering the new name of the website, I thought it would be fitting to expand on the relationship between belief and performance. In order […]
What are Learning Styles and what are their Implications for Coaching/Teaching?
So what learning style are you? It should be very easy to find out. You can simply take a number of written or online […]
Music, Quotes and Exercise: Is it a ‘Fad’ or Fact?
Today we are living in a digital era, and the advancements being made in technology are continuing to grow at extortionate rates. Since the […]
Behaviourist approach to diving in football
Behaviourism has been about for a long time in psychology circles. Piloted by Pavlov (1897) in his study with dogs, it posits that a […]
Making the most of training sessions in Football
Players, who graduate from Premier League Youth Academies that gain professional contracts at the age of 16, are likely to have spent 10 years […]
Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence (PCDEs)
The ability to perform at an elite level is often used as the definition for talent. This term is often bandied around as if […]
Gender Issues within the Coach and Athlete Relationship
Gender Issues in Sport Social Role Theory (SRT) (Eagly, 1987) provides an insight into why gender issues may arise within the Coach and athlete […]
Time for a culture change?
Changing an environment or culture is no easy task and cannot be viewed in a quick fix scheme. As a leader in the core […]
Creating the winning mentality
Lately a metaphoric earthquake struck in football minded Holland. The Dutch FA & several ‘experts’ claim ‘Dutch football has to improve’. Despite a 3rd […]
Developing an effective Team in Sport
We’ve all been there. Sometimes a team performance just clicks. Every play works, everyone seems to read the mind of their team mates and […]
Motivating athletes: The role of the organisation
“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent” Norman Ralph Augustine Motivation is a key subject for athletes, coaches and sporting organisations. In sport psychology, […]
Talent Development in Young Footballers.
Talent Identification and development has become a key focus for National Governing Bodies, Regional teams and Local clubs all over the globe in many […]
Why kids quit sport
Youth sport is a subject close to my heart. As a parent of three pre school-age children, participation in organised sporting activities is already […]
Are pushy parents needed to develop elite athletes?
When listening to interviews with Tiger Woods, you will always here him comment positively about his Father’s influence in his development as a golfer. […]
Hostility in Sport
Professional players in the world of sport are expected to be, as they are labelled, professional. With recent events highly publicised in the media, […]
The 4 psychological C’s of performance
Sport is a complex equation; there are many components you have to try and combine in order to achieve optimal performance. The four C’s […]
The link between motivation and athlete burnout
Burnout is a maladaptive outcome of sport participation. Kids and talents driven too hard in their sports domain can potentially lead to burnout from […]