// Tag: Intrinsic Motivation

Mental Toughness: Olympic Greatness

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comment

It doesn’t seem that long since the London 2012 Olympic Games were gracing our TV screens in the Summer that saw Great Britain achieve […]


Maintaining Motivation for Exercise: New Year, New You?

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 4 minute read comments

Now 2016 is fully upon us, many of us will have noticed an increase in the amount of people in your local gym. A […]


Self-determination theory: LeBron James and his return to Cleveland

Posted 5 years ago Maximilian H Pollack, M.S. 3 minute read comment

Surprising though it may have been, one of the most talented athletes in our world today, LeBron James, has chosen to leave the NBA’s […]


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, […]


Born to be number one, or is second actually the best?

Posted 5 years ago Sarah Griffiths 2 minute read comment

There are many theories surrounding the development of personality. The Biological Approach to personality suggests that genetics are responsible, with a well researched link […]


Developing intrinsic motivation….The role of the coach

Posted 6 years ago Tom Shields 3 minute read comment

It is widely acknowledged that the most successful performers across varying sporting paradigms are those that have invested a significant amount of time acquiring […]


How a Coach’s Pedagogical Philosophy Impacts the Intrinsic Motivation of Athletes

Posted 6 years ago Amy Rew 2 minute read comments

Intrinsic motivation can be defined as “engaging in an activity for itself and for the pleasure and satisfaction derived from participation” (Vallerand, 2004). The […]


Overtraining – how to prevent it?

Posted 6 years ago Frank Heggebo 2 minute read comments

We usually see the bright side of top level sports. Our favorites lifting the trophy or being decorated with an Olympic medal. We cheer […]


How are sports stars motivated

Posted 6 years ago Mark Brodie 2 minute read comments

Motivation involves the biological, emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate our behaviour. In simpler terms, motivation is used to describe why we do […]


How are players motivated in sport?

Posted 6 years ago BelievePerform 1 minute read comments

In elite sport, motivation is a key psychological trait that is needed to excel. Elite players need high levels of motivation to push themselves […]


Extrinsic vs intrinsic motivation

Posted 6 years ago James Barraclough 3 minute read comments

Extrinsic motivation is ‘external’: people – in this case athletes – are driven to succeed by factors from outside i.e. money, prizes, acclaim, status, […]

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