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// 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 […]

Written by Carl Brown 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Elliot Sharp 8 minute read

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 […]

Written by Philip Solomon-Turay 4 minute read

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 […]

Written by Chloe Oldfield 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Pete Jackson 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by John Couture 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Philip Solomon-Turay 4 minute read

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 […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Hannah Stoyel 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Thomas McCabe 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Chris Shambrook 4 minute read

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 […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Michael Panza 2 minute read