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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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