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Psychological effects of training partners

Clubs are a vital part of sports such as Football and Hockey where a team is vital in order to train and compete, but training for individual sports, such as Running or Golf can […]

Posted 2 years ago by Catherine Robertson
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Professional Pressure – Football and Mental Health

Football has been described as “more than just a game” (Jones, 1995). As a result, footballers are experiencing psychological distress despite achieving great sporting success. To attest to this point, more than one quarter […]

Posted 2 days ago by Tracy Donachie

Parental Role in developing young athletes

Millions of young children participate in sports across the world, from joining a football team or training camp, finding a love for running or a natural ability to stand and move on a surface […]

Posted 4 days ago by Dannielle Starkie

Self Talk, Attentional Focus and Skill Execution – Best Practice

International rugby stars and place kickers Dan Carter, Jonny Sexton and Jonny Wilkinson, among many others place the ball, set themselves, say something to themselves and mostly go about their business and put the […]

Posted 5 days ago by Keith Begley

Beta alanine: enhancing sport performance

The availability of supplements to help support the body during physical exercise, maintaining a healthy system and potentially improving performance, are numerous and many athletes take a wide range of supplements every day. However, […]

Posted 1 week ago by Sarah Griffiths

Anxiety, Performance Stress and Skill Execution

Steven Gerrard made an error as Liverpool were on the verge of winning the league in 2014. Such a costly error at such a key time was one you wouldn’t normally associate with him […]

Posted 2 weeks ago by Keith Begley

Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat: Part 1 – Introduction

Weight loss is a major concern in most developed countries. With surveys showing that the majority of adults in the US are trying to lose or maintain weight (Freedman, King and Kennedy. 2012). Current […]

Posted 2 weeks ago by Scott Findlay

A Masterclass workshop in Applied Sport Psychology

Conducting Telephone Consultancy  with Athletes Presenters: Dr. Brian Hemmings with Dr. Jonathan Katz & Peggy King, Voice Coach Masterclass; Due to the workshop format places are limited to 30 people. You are advised to book early to […]

Posted 2 weeks ago by BelievePerform

ACT on the Gridiron: A New Approach to Sport Performance Enhancement in Football

Summer is winding down over here in the States. Temperatures are cooling down, and leaves will soon begin changing colors. Fall is approaching, which means one thing in the U.S.: football season is upon […]

Posted 2 weeks ago by Mitch Plemmons

The Problem with Talent

I dislike how we use the word ‘talent’. A quick google of the word ‘talent’ provides the following definition: natural aptitude or skill. Despite this rather narrow definition, I feel ‘talent’ is too often […]

Posted 2 weeks ago by Matt Furness

Choking: How do athletes perform whilst under pressure?

Margins between success and failure in elite sport become smaller every year (UK Sport 2014). Consequently, performing under pressure can be extremely demanding for certain athletes (Hanton et.al. 2005 cited by Thelwell et al. […]

Posted 3 weeks ago by Henry Breck

Gaze behaviour and penalty kicks: a goalkeeper’s perspective.

In past football competitions it has been recorded that 25% and 33% of goals scored in the 2004 UEFA European Championships and 2006 FIFA World Cup come from the penalty spot (Yiannakos & Armatas, […]

Posted 3 weeks ago by Charles Steward

Overcoming negative mental imagery: The key to success in the Rugby World Cup?

Imagery has proven to be successful in producing a range of positive outcomes, such as enhancing confidence, reducing anxiety intensity, perceiving anxiety symptoms as more facilitative, and improving performance (Nordin & Cumming, 2005; Short […]

Posted 3 weeks ago by Mary Quinton

Psychological Momentum in Sport

In physics momentum is defined as the ability of an object to continue moving due to its mass and velocity. In sport, psychological momentum has been defined as a ‘bi-directional’ concept and it affects […]

Posted 4 weeks ago by Valerie Dennehy

Drop Out From Youth Sport; Responsibilities of the Coach

We are looking now looking at a situation in the Western world where obesity is becoming an epidemic. Reports suggest that over 35% of people in the USA (National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES)) […]

Posted 4 weeks ago by Keith Begley

Sports Psychology Skills in the Workplace

Performance psychology plays a role in the workplace. Top business people understand the need for performance psychology and see the use for sports psychology in the workplace, they strive for success as do top […]

Posted 1 month ago by PRE PERFORM

How can Reflective Practice be used within Sport?

Reflective Practice is “an improvement tool to produce a change in practice” (Knowles et al., 2006) and can be applied in a personal as well as a professional context (Ghaye, 2001; cited in Anderson, […]

Posted 1 month ago by Luci Smith
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