Self-talk: how to use this to increase performance

Self-talk is one of the most popular “mental skills” available across all sports, extensively used by sports teams and athletes, and administered by qualified sports psychologists. In case you’re wondering, self-talk refers to statements of speech where an athlete refers … Read More

What is mental toughness in sport?

Mental toughness refers to a combination of psychological skills, that when utilized in combination produce optimal performance. The best athletes, or the so-called “elite” don’t just have one psychological skill in their training belt, no they have many. To develop … Read More

What separates good athletes and elite athletes?

There’s no doubt much controversy surrounding what separates “good” or “amateur” athletes and the “elite.” However, we argue the “mental side” of sport and training to play a key role in just how good an athlete is. More and more … Read More

How do athletes train mentally?

By now, you’ve likely heard the phrase “mental” or “psychological” training. The clues in the name, this form of training is working the mind, testing it in multiple ways, and instilling confidence within an athlete. Often, what separates the highest … Read More

How to evaluate your physical training in sport

Physical training is no doubt the most important factor concerning sports performance. However, the evaluation of this training should not be overlooked. The evaluation of your training is essentially how your training is currently going, what you’re currently doing well, … Read More

The importance of awareness in sport

What is awareness? Awareness is your knowledge or perception of either of yourself as a player or of other situations. However, in this case, in sport, we will be discussing the awareness of yourself. Being aware as a player in … Read More

The importance of goal setting in sport

Goal setting is the process of setting and working towards goals. However, why is goal setting important? What’s so special about writing goals down and working towards these? Setting goals allows you to maintain focus and attention. This is crucial … Read More

What is mental training in sport?

Mental training is a segment within sports psychology that focuses on training the mind. For example, this may be improving confidence within an athlete, reducing anxiety, or even increasing motivation. Sports Psychology and mental training are becoming greater recognized in … Read More

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