Mental Skills For Younger Performers
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by Darren Godwin
5d ago
Are Mental Skills For Younger Performers Different? Our very own Darren Godwin recently interviewed with Radio New Zealand, and his advice was so beneficial we decided to transcribe it and convert it into this brand-new feature article entitled Mental Skills For Younger Performers. Please add any and all questions and comments at the bottom, and Darren will endeavour to reply to each and every one. Note some edits have been made to the original to make it easy to read. Catherine [The Interviewer]: In parenting, we’re talking about how to help sporty kids deal with the psychological impact of w ..read more
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Sport Psychology Into The Future
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by Gareth J. Mole
3w ago
What will sport psychology look like in the year 2050?Back From The Future Ok, readers, I borrowed a time machine and just returned from the year 2050. And you will not believe what I saw. Doncaster Rovers F.C. won the English Premier League yet gain. And sport psychology is nothing like it is in 2024. It’s mainstream, normal, and regarded as the most important part of competitive sports. Forecasting the future is one of the most remarkable aspects of being human. No other species can do it quite like we can. But it’s both a blessing and a curse. The upside is our ability to plan and do thin ..read more
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Sport Psychology Books
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by Condor Performance
1M ago
I am guessing that when you think of sport psychology books, you imagine publications by academics that have sold a few thousand copies. The issue is that most of these books are designed to be for practitioners and not the performers. There are books written with athletes and performers in mind, but typically, they are limited in their scope. So we asked our growing team of sport and performance psychologists about what books they suggest to their clients. Below, in no particular order, are these publications. As you can see many of them are not sport psychology books per se, but together th ..read more
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Sport Psychology – A Brief History
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by Gareth J. Mole
2M ago
Coleman Griffith (right) put sport psychology on the map. His two classic publications in the 1920s are ‘must reads’ for anyone interested in History of Sport Psychology. I like my history; I always have. One of the most exciting modules I did during my psychology undergraduate degree at The University of Leeds in the late 90s was ‘The History of Psychotherapy’. From memory, this course didn’t look back at different types of psychology. Instead, it just covered general trends from the past. This led me to research the history of sport psychology as we know it today. The Pioneers of Sport P ..read more
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Natural Talent … Or Is It?
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by Gareth J. Mole
3M ago
What Exactly Is Natural Talent? I recently wrote the below feature on the topic of Natural Talent, and when I went to add it to the website, I realised that I’d written an article on the same subject many years ago. So, instead of deleting the old one, I have added the new one above it. So, below, enjoy not one but two different essays on this fascinating concept of sports psychology. What Exactly Is Natural Talent? For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in concepts related to natural talent. How significant is nature (genetics) regarding human excellence versus nurture (lived e ..read more
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Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
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by Gareth J. Mole
3M ago
Getting out of your Comfort Zone is not easy, but it’s worth it.Why Should I Get Out Of My Comfort Zone? Getting out of your Comfort Zone probably requires three elements. First, you need to know what your Comfort Zone looks like. Next, you might want to understand why it’s necessary to improve yourself mentally. Finally, knowing just how far outside of your Comfort Zone to go would be handy. I will attempt to address all of these in this article. As always, after you have read it, please share it with your networks and add a comment or question at the bottom. I’m good, but I’m not a mind read ..read more
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Raising Young Elite Athletes
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by Gareth J. Mole
3M ago
A Quick Guide For Parents / Guardians Raising Young Elite Athletes – No Walk In The ParkIntroduction A significant number of the regular readers of our Mental Toughness Digest blog are the parents or guardians of young athletes. Some are the guardians of current or previous youngsters we’ve worked with. Others are just Mums and Dads who have realised that sound psychological processes can help the whole family. Raising young elite athletes (well) is no walk in the park. This blog is an amalgamation of advice I have provided the parents of my younger sporting clients over the years. With very f ..read more
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Good to Great
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by Gareth J. Mole
4M ago
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – The Dutch women’s field hockey team poses for a team photo after winning the world championships hockey at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014.Good to Great At What? Yes, this is an excellent place to start. Of course, without too much imagination, we could try to improve our abilities at virtually anything. We could try to become better friends, employees, badminton players, lovers, teammates, husbands/wives … the list goes on. Although it is not entirely far-fetched to be able to extend performance psychology principles to all of these areas and more, doing so can be ..read more
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Mindfulness For Sport
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by Gareth J. Mole
5M ago
Mindfulness and Sport – Like Fish and ChipsMindfulness For Sport For most competitors, the ideal outcome is excellence over a long period of time …longevity and consistency. It’s worth starting this short article on Mindfulness For Sport by clarifying a few things. The word performance tends to refer to the bit that is required under pressure of competition. Of course, there is a performance element to practice, but I find it easier to separate preparation from performance. Why? Because the ideal mindset for each is very different, on the one hand, preparation wants to be all about constant im ..read more
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The Confidence Myth
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by Gareth J. Mole
5M ago
The Confidence Myth = You Need To Be Confident To Perform WellWhat Is The Confidence Myth? Let us start with a fact. You do not need to be confident in order to perform well. I know it feels like you do, but you don’t. A feeling of confidence is not an essential ingredient to performance consistency and excellence. In other words, human beings are more than capable of performing very well with little or no confidence. So, The Confidence Myth refers to anything that suggests otherwise. And I’m well aware that this will come as a major shock to many and may produce a bit of controversy around th ..read more
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