The Increasing Need for Youth Mental Health Support
Mental Health and the Whole Athlete The mental health epidemic among adolescents has been causing us to really become aware of how to prevent […]
How Self-Efficacy can Improve Decision Making Abilities in Sport
Five seconds left and a basketball team has the ball, down by one point. The coach has set a play for the team to […]
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, […]
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 […]
Growth Mindset: Reaching your full potential
Over the years, there has been many athletes that have been tipped to be the next big star, but fail to reach their full […]
Talent Recognition, what to look for?
Our youth has many dreams and aspirations. Lots of young boys dream of scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final or win […]
Expected Performance After Head Injury – How to Approach an Invisible Opponent
Sports related head injuries (e.g., concussions) affect one’s ability to concentrate, make decisions, foster learning, and perform both individually and collaboratively as part of […]
Empirical vs. Non-empirical Resilience Strategies – Outcomes and Consequences
What is resilience? Resilience is your ability to adapt to and overcome negative emotional responses in a given situation. Or is it? A general […]
The Influence of Sleep on Performance
Sleep is an integral part of what makes humans function (Harris et al., 2015). It is a common need that, if neglected, has the […]
Coaching Styles and Performance Outcomes
Coaching styles and coaching strategies are terms typically thrown around in academia, the media, and sport. For the purpose of this read, I will […]
Doping in sport: Meldonium
One of the most discussed topics in sport at present is the doping scandal and corruption that has taken place widespread across athletics, resulting […]
The Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA): Applying the model with athletes through imagery scripting.
The Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA) provides a framework for understanding how athletes react psycho-physiologically within competitive situations (Jones, Meijen, […]
Maintaining Motivation for Exercise: New Year, New You?
Now 2016 is fully upon us, many of us will have noticed an increase in the amount of people in your local gym. A […]
Food For Thought – Sports Psychology and Nutrition
We all know that nutrition helps the body complete the tasks we set for it, but does it also influence cognitive and psychological systems? […]
Physical activity, Type 2 diabetes and the Transtheoretical Model of change.
There are around 2.7 million people diagnosed with diabetes in England, 90% of who have Type 2 diabetes (UK Health and Social Care Information […]
Bigorexia: The Internal Mirror
The term ‘muscle dysmorphia’ was coined in 1997 (Pope, Gruber, Choi, Olivardia, & Phillips, 1997) to describe this new form of disorder, commonly referred […]
Crowd Effects and the Home Advantage
As an avid football fan myself, I often wonder if all the effort I put into supporting my team from the stand really does […]
The Problem with Talent
I dislike how we use the word ‘talent’. A quick google of the word ‘talent’ provides the following definition: natural aptitude or skill. Despite […]
How can Reflective Practice be used within Sport?
Reflective Practice is “an improvement tool to produce a change in practice” (Knowles et al., 2006) and can be applied in a personal as […]
Let’s be honest, everyone tries to impress other people on a daily basis. We all (or at least most) try to impress others – […]