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Parenting young athletes

What is the secret to parenting children involved in sport? Following years and years of scientific research examining which parental strategies are

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How To Help Your Child in Sport

For some parents, watching sports on TV may be a reminder to encourage children to pursue sporting passions. But when it comes to youth sport, what

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10 Top Tips to help control your emotion in Sport — Part 2

Are our emotions something that help us when it comes to sport, or do they hold us back? The answer? Both. Learning how to balance and control your

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10 Top Tips to help control your emotions in sport — Part 1

What does it take to really excel in the world of elite sport? The ability to deliver your best when it matters the most is a fundamental part of

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The Pressures on Youth Footballers

Does being earmarked as a ‘future star’ help or hinder our youth footballers? What impact does this hype and pressure have on them? It is one thing

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What I Wish I Knew As A Young Sport Psychologist

I have been working with athletes for ten years. I am a HCPC registered and BPS Chartered Psychologist. In that time I have had the pleasure and

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Sport Psychologist Football

Sport Psychologists can help footballers improve their performance. The following article looks at the growing role of sport psychology in football

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The Psychology of Perfect Penalties

Nothing makes a sport psychologist cringe more than people saying that penalties are a lottery, that they are completely down to chance or that there

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Penalties: Myths v Facts

Forty years ago, at Euro 1976, we saw the first major international tournament decided by penalties. Czechoslovakia beat Germany 5-3 with one of the

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Developing Excellence in Young Athletes

What separates elite athletes from the rest? Not all individuals that start sport at grass-roots level make it all the way to the top. The further

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