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2021 in sport psychology: our favourite moments from this year

This year has been full of some incredible sporting moments despite unprecedented times, but we believe there has never been a more exciting time to

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8 top sport psychology tips for coaches

While there are loads of sport psychologists out there helping and supporting athletes, it is also important for coaches to have a basic

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Does superstition actually help athletes perform better?

Superstitions are everywhere in sport. Many athletes have a specific routine before every game, or believe that a certain piece of clothing is lucky.

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Is sport psychology doomed at Premier League clubs?

Sport psychology is the last domain of sport science to be accepted in Premier League football. Although the landscape has shifted dramatically over

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Aspirations vs expectations: what sports coaches need to know

Having high aspirations and high expectations is talked about a lot in sport for success. And both can be very important for coaching athletes.


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Why do we like winning?

The saying “winning isn’t everything” gets thrown around in sports a lot. As much as your coach, your parents, or even you try to convince yourself

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Why do substitutes keep missing penalties?

Have you noticed that high profile substitutes have been missing really important penalties recently in football? Even thought their penalty records

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A coach's guide to Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction

Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction have the potential to revolutionise coaching. Although they're based on teaching guidelines underpinned by

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A coach's guide to Cognitive Load Theory

Cognitive Load Theory is a psychological theory that every coach needs to know about. If you are not already familiar with this theory, here is a

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What is flow, and how to achieve it

Have you ever been performing and felt completely focused and in control, knowing exactly what you are doing and what you need to do next, utterly

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