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// Tag: Sport Psychology

Using Imagery for Sport Performance

Posted 1 month ago Hannah Stoyel 2 minute read comments

Imagery is a mental skill with which many of us are familiar. If done correctly, and adapted for the needs of the athlete, imagery […]

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An Insight into Your Coach’s Behaviour

Posted 2 months ago George Mitchell 3 minute read comments

In any sport, it is generally accepted that the performance of a coach influences the performance of their athlete/team. So, it is not only […]

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The Me in a Team – Narcissism

Posted 10 months 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 […]

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Growth Mindset: Reaching your full potential

Posted 1 year ago Casper Farrimond 3 minute read comments

Over the years, there has been many athletes that have been tipped to be the next big star, but fail to reach their full […]

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Psychology in big wave surfing

Posted 2 years ago Fred Hanbury 4 minute read comments

This sport involves surfers to ride waves that can build to the height of 60-80feet (and above) (Beal et al. 2010). Unlike normal surfing […]

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Increasing and Maintaining Emotional Control Under Pressure

Posted 2 years ago Erin Prior 7 minute read comments

In today’s fast-paced society, coping under pressure seems more vital than ever and is often a necessary skill across many professional domains. But how […]

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Mindfulness: Improving Sports Performance & Reducing Sport Anxiety

Posted 2 years ago Crystal Chariton 2 minute read comment

Athletes spend much of their time mentally and physically preparing for athletic competitions in hopes of improving playing performances. However, many athletes are inconsistent […]

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Emotional Intelligence & Effective Leadership

Posted 2 years ago Rich Sille 2 minute read comments

“those to whom much is given, much is required” – John F Kennedy Following the culmination of this year’s Superbowl, the NFL’s end of […]

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Why Spieth Lost the Masters

Posted 3 years ago Keith Begley 2 minute read comments

Jordan Spieth threw away a 5 shot lead at the Augusta Masters golf tournament 2016 having dominated the competition until the last day. Walking […]

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The Growth Mindset – not just for sports stars

Posted 3 years ago Michael Roskams 3 minute read comments

For those of us who take an interest in what’s going on in the world of sport and performance psychology, the concepts of growth and […]

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The Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA): Applying the model with athletes through imagery scripting.

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Kelly 4 minute read comment

The Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA) provides a framework for understanding how athletes react psycho-physiologically within competitive situations (Jones, Meijen, […]

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Stress Management in Sport

Posted 3 years ago Gobinder Gill 0 minute read comments

THEORY: Stress is both good (positive) and bad (negative). It is how we deal with stress that is important. We need stress in our […]

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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 […]

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Emotional Intelligence: Role in Sports Performance

Posted 3 years ago Lauren Onojaife 2 minute read comments

Mayer and Salovey (1997:5) defined Emotional Intelligence (EI) as “the ability to perceive emotions, to assess and generate emotions so as to assist thought, […]

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Playing and Coaching – Passing the Torch While It’s Lit

Posted 3 years ago Ieva Melanija Kibirkstis 3 minute read comments

Parent-coaches are very common in youth sports. This is not necessarily a negative thing— there are plenty of parents who do a great job—but […]

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Focus in Sport

Posted 3 years ago Gobinder Gill 0 minute read comment

THEORY: Focus is an essential component to sporting success. Focus allows performers to attend to the cues in hand and concentrate on tasks to […]

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Exercise Maintenance, Weight-loss and New Years Resolutions. From Failure to Success

Posted 3 years ago Keith Begley 3 minute read comment

So January comes around again and everybody sets out with fantastic aims of losing weight and improving their health after the Christmas excess. Gyms […]

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How Jose Mourinho Lost His Amazing Techni-colour Dream Coat

Posted 3 years ago Keith Begley 4 minute read comments

Jose Mourinho sat with an unshaven beard and shaved head at the club’s Cobham training ground for the club’s annual Christmas meal just hours […]

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Emotional Intelligence: Role in Coaching

Posted 3 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 […]

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Football Parents, Coaches and Players; the Athletic Triangle

Posted 3 years ago Lewis Charnock 2 minute read comments

Youth sport is unique because it involves communication, coordination, and maintenance of relationships among multiple adults, all of whom are key stakeholders in a […]

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