InnerDrive Sports Blog

An expert guide to performing under pressure

We all know the uncomfortable feeling of pressure - whether it’s pressure to perform well in an exam, pressure to impress at a job interview or

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What to think about before a match

Good preparation for any sports event starts the night before. At InnerDrive, we always teach our athletes this phrase: “fail to prepare, prepare to

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Why are New Zealand so good at rugby? A team culture analysis

In 2011, New Zealand ended a long wait to win the Rugby World Cup then went on the win again in 2015. Prior to this, the All Blacks team were often

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The impact of the crowd's noise on referee decisions

The margin between winning or losing in football is so small. This means that one little decision by the referee can have huge implications on the

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How to win at fantasy football - a sport psychologist's guide

Over 5 million people regularly play fantasy football. But what separates the best from the rest?

Clearly, football knowledge helps, but arguably

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Everything you need to know about VAR and referee biases

The start of the 2019-20 Premier League saw the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) for the first time. It quickly suffered from the

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Do the favourites always win?

Take a guess: how often do you think the favourites in a football match actually win? This blog answers that exact question, exploring why the

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How to win the Ashes: the psychology of an elite cricketer

Who is going to win the 2019 Ashes?  Will it be a ‘golden summer’ for English cricket as England look to build on their World Cup success by

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How can you develop your mental toughness?

‘Mental toughness’ is probably the most over-used phrase in sport. It is often held up as this magical quality that will ensure success to all those

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A golf psychologist's guide to clutch golf

What do champion golfers do better than other professional and amateur golfers? How do they always manage to play their best golf in big events and

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