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The Me in a Team – Narcissism

Posted 2 years ago George Mitchell 1 minute read comments

Have you ever noticed players not getting on well within a team but are key players? They perform well on the biggest stage and […]


10 ways coaches can promote positive youth development

Posted 2 years ago BelievePerform 0 minute read comments

Here are 10 ways in which coaches can promote positive youth development.


Directing Attentional Focus during Resistance Training

Posted 3 years ago Crystal Chariton 2 minute read comments

The focus of attention is influential in how well athletes learn sport-related and movement skills (movement efficiency, such as force production, speed, and endurance) […]


20 things great coaches say to their athletes

Posted 3 years ago BelievePerform 0 minute read comments

Learn about 20 different ways in which you can support, encourage and praise your athletes.


10 tips for coaching children

Posted 3 years ago BelievePerform 0 minute read comments

Improve your coaching skills with our short video on 10 tips for coaching children


Emotional Intelligence: Role in Coaching

Posted 4 years ago Lauren Onojaife 1 minute read comments

Coaching is far more than just teaching sports skills to individuals and teams. It is also about inspiring, giving confidence and motivating others by […]


Tips for Creating a Strong Team Culture

Posted 4 years ago Warrick Wood 2 minute read comments

The term ‘culture’ is thrown around a lot in sport.  However, what does it mean exactly and, as coaches, how do we create and […]


Developing a Coaching “Philosophy”

Posted 4 years ago Niklas Cederström 3 minute read comments

Most coaches that I’ve encountered have what they call a “coaching philosophy” which seems to me a quite broad and unexplained term. It can […]


Five key attributes of the mentally tough athlete

Posted 4 years ago Evie Serventi 4 minute read comments

Mental toughness is hard to quantify and define, and it is increasingly evident that the concept can mean different things to different people. UK […]


Motivating athletes: The role of the organisation

Posted 5 years ago Ruth Senior 2 minute read comments

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent” Norman Ralph Augustine Motivation is a key subject for athletes, coaches and sporting organisations. In sport psychology, […]


The psychology of managing substitutes

Posted 5 years ago Cormac Venney 3 minute read comments

“Teams win games, squads win titles.” (Sir Alex Ferguson) Sir Alex Ferguson’s philosophy paid dividends in the 1999 European Cup Final when Teddy Sheringham […]


Developing an inner drive within players

Posted 5 years ago Cormac Venney 2 minute read comments

My players don’t want to be at training”, “They are losing interest”, “There is no motivation in our lot.” From my coaching experiences over […]


Coaching Style: Fierce vs Friendly

Posted 5 years ago Ben Sheath 2 minute read comments

It has long been said in the media that different coaches have different styles of coaching. The question is, what does this really mean? […]


Brazil 2014: Coaching style – how can it influence the World Cup results?

Posted 5 years ago Frank Heggebo 3 minute read comments

England has during the last World Cups experienced different styles of coaching. Sven Gøran Eriksson applied his democratic coaching style on the English stars, […]


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

Posted 5 years ago Richard Fryer 2 minute read comments

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


Coaching clichés (part 1): Are they useful? Only if they’re truly heard.

Posted 5 years ago Dave Hurley 3 minute read comments

According to, a “cliché” is “a trite, stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that […]


The characteristics and development of expert coaches

Posted 5 years ago David McHugh 2 minute read comments

What is an expert coach? What is the difference between an effective coach and an ineffective coach? If these questions can be answered then […]


Depression and performance enhancing drugs – Are we willing to understand this relationship?

Posted 6 years ago Leah Moore 10 minute read comment

The development of depression during retirement from professional sport has been highlighted by many athletes and most recently by swimming legend Ian Thorpe.  James […]

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