// Applied Sport Psychology
Pressure in Sport, do athletes unlearn skills?
10,000 hours, this is the number many researchers have advocated that it takes for athletes to master their craft. Day in, day out, athletes […]
Pressure Inurement Training: How to Build Resilience Like Our Olympic Athletes
Every 4 years, athletes from across the globe look to make their dreams of becoming an Olympic champion reality. This often rests on one […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Exploring the relationship between alcohol and rugby
Our drinking club has a rugby problem? There is a long standing yet peculiar relationship between alcohol and rugby. Some of amateur rugby clubs […]
Shift from superstitions and develop your pre-performance routine
Many athletes talk about superstitions that they have in the build up to matches, races or competitions. These superstitions are compulsive actions that don’t […]
Masters athletes: Negotiating the ageing process
I previously wrote an article on here titled, ‘why am I doing this at my age? Physical activity or competitive sport? Which looked at […]
Pre game routines – Maximising preparation opportunities
Consistent preparation prior to competing is a key influence on the actual performance that you deliver. From a mental perspective it’s worth remembering;Consistent preparation […]
Underdogs vs Favourites: Managing expectations
It goes without saying that sport provides us with some competitive mismatches. When looking for examples of these it is difficult to look past […]
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 […]