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Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing (PDMS) and group functioning in sport

Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing (PDMS) is an intervention whereby an individual consciously shares an issue or situation, with a group they belong to (i.e., sports team/peers), in […]

Written by Sarah Kelly 1 minute read

Why is the coach-athlete relationship important?

 In competitive sport, the difference between being a world champion or ranked fifth in the world can be as little as 1%. The margins […]

Written by BelievePerform 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Lucie Daman 2 minute read

Group Formation

There are many opinions of what a group really is defined as. According to Carron, Hausenblas, and Eys (2005) a group in a sporting […]

Written by Nick Gearing 3 minute read

Team resilience and it’s role in the Rugby World Cup

The term ‘mental toughness’ is probably the most used psychological term used by pundits, writers, journalists, coaches and athletes alike. Yet the definition of […]

Written by Jack Marlow 3 minute read

Preseason psychology for team sports

In sport there are four main components to performance; physical, technical, tactical and psychological. Ideally in preseason each aspect will be addressed and trained […]

Written by Alexa Passingham 2 minute read

There is no ‘I’ in team

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long […]

Written by Steph Creaner 3 minute read

Importance of the coach-athlete relationship

Sports performance is determined by many factors. According to Serpa (1999), and the trends from the literature, the coach-athlete relationship is an important factor […]

Written by Tracy Donachie 2 minute read

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

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

Written by Richard Fryer 2 minute read

The “Me” in team

It is not uncommon in team sports to repeatedly hear the quote “There is no I in Team” and, analytically, this is both literally […]

Written by Alexa Passingham 2 minute read

Kevin Pietersen: The Importance of team cohesion

Ex-England cricket batsman Kevin Pietersen (KP) is in the limelight again as Paul Downton, the managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board […]

Written by Lauren Onojaife 2 minute read

What are the effects of having roles and responsibilities in team sport?

What are roles and responsibilities? In order for a team to be successful it is important that players and staff all have set roles […]

Written by Ross Methven 3 minute read

Manchester United – from a group psychology perspective

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 […]

Written by Frank Heggebo 2 minute read

Team building to overcome team conflict

A Team-Building Intervention Whether it is on or off the playing field, effectively dealing with conflict goes a long way in determining success.  Once […]

Written by BelievePerform 1 minute read

The impact of team conflict

Conflict within a team sports at both amateur and elite level is a likely occurrence at some point! Conflict can arise among members of […]

Written by BelievePerform 1 minute read

Where to start when working with teams

I think that it is fair to say that a team is far more than a collection of athletes. The term ‘cohesion’ is often […]

Written by Elliot Newell 3 minute read

Steve McClaren: Creating the Environment

Team cohesion

Coaches often talk about teams needing time to “gel” in order to perform at their maximum potential. What exactly does this mean? It has […]

Written by Gavin Teehan 2 minute read