Performance = Potential x Commitment

Performance Psychology

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The Passion to Prepare = or > The Potential to Perform

Sporting talent? Who needs it? There are tens of millions of people all over the world with the talent – the potential to be outstanding athletes. However, without the passion to prepare – a passion which equals or exceeds their level of talent, these people remain largely undiscovered and their potential unrealised. This article presents […]

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The Magic Moment: When a Coach makes a Difference.

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” (Cesare Pavese) Do you remember the moment when you were a teenager and Dad or Mom told you to “save money and think about your future”? You didn’t listen did you. And remember the moment when you were 18 and some relative told you to “work hard and make something of […]

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Sports Psychology: Integrating Mental Skills Training in Effective Coaching.

We all agree that developing mental skills is an essential part of being a successful athlete. The ability to perform under pressure, the capacity to remain confident and resilient when competition conditions get tough, the skill to be able to relax and stay focused when feeling pain and fatigue in competition, concentration, visualization……coaches and athletes […]

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Coaching Self-Confidence in Sport: An Evidence Based Approach.

There is no doubt that developing self-confidence is one of the hottest topics in sports coaching. Coaches universally agree that helping athletes to develop a strong sense of self-confidence: one which is resistant to the pain, pressure and fatigue of preparation and performance is at the core of what sports coaching is all about. So […]

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Motivation and Coaching.

Motivation is something many coaches talk about. Some read about it and try to learn the secrets of motivation in a bid to help their athletes achieve the impossible. Others spend money on motivational speakers to try and motivate their athletes through a passionate team talk or an explosive, emotional pre-performance presentation. Others attend courses, go […]

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Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness: What is It and How to Coach It

Start talking about mental toughness in sport and you’ll soon find out that everyone’s got an opinion about it. People will start using words like “hard” and “tough” and “mean” and phrases like “never quits” etc to describe their views about mental toughness. But what is mental toughness? Can it be measured? Can it coached? […]

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