The development of Identity in Youth Sport
A bit of background on identity… If we start with the wider idea of self-identity, it is a clearly delineated self-definition…comprised of those goals, […]
Stressors, Sports Performance and the Perception of the Athlete
Sports competition has the ability to continually draw large amounts of spectators. A reason because of this is due to the multiple situations in […]
Pushing athletes harder: Why getting too comfortable can be hazardous
The date was 10th October 2017. The hearts of 325 million people were racing with nervous excitement as their country played for a spot at […]
Self-compassion in sport
Sport is full of challenges; pressure and evaluation, injuries, plateaus, sport-life balance conflicts and relationship issues, to name a few. Conventional wisdom holds that […]
Is it Beneficial, Ethical or Practical to use Skype for Sport Psychology Consultations?
One of the top Google searches related to finding sport psychologist provision is “sport psychologist near me” (Google Ads, UK, Keyword Planner Search, February […]
What motivational climate do you create for young athletes?
Working in various youth sport environments and with several young athletes on an individual basis brings about numerous challenges in relation to athlete motivation […]
‘Negative thoughts and feeling tense’ A footballer’s psychological response
How can anxiety affect performance? There are many theories and models that explain anxiety in a sporting performance, an early theory implied was the […]
Daily Mental Skills Practice
Adding daily mental skills practice into your practice routines can be beneficial. Believing in the power of practicing those mental skills will be a […]
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S): Swimmers
Last spring, Swim England hosted its annual Sport Science and Medicine conference with the special topic of the female athlete. In hopes of gaining […]
Utilising a Growth Mindset within a young athlete’s sport journey
The most commonly known use of the ‘Growth Mindset’ approaches have been with education settings, with Carol Dweck conducting most of her mindset research […]
Developing a Challenge Mindset – A Key to Resilience
“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward. A challenge mindset has long been associated with improved sports […]
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 […]
Surviving or Thriving? Developing Psychological Resilience into High Performing Contexts
In March 2015, Leicester City Football Club were facing relegation from the Premier League and embarked on what commonly became known as ‘The Great […]
A Coaches Guide to Human Thriving: How Can You Facilitate It?
The Need for Achievement! Everybody has the inherent drive for self-improvement and development. This desire for achievement places us in new scenarios (e.g. first […]
How Gratitude Can Improve Performance
Champion or defeated? Sports constantly presents challenges and adversity, exposing athletes with enough grit and gratitude to overcome adversity and those who will crumble […]
Do you understand how expectations may affect your sport performance?
Expectation is defined as ‘a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future’. Expectations can affect athletes in various […]
Using Imagery for Sport Performance
Imagery is a mental skill with which many of us are familiar. If done correctly, and adapted for the needs of the athlete, imagery […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]