Self-Talk

Positive Self-Talk: “Why not say something positive about yourself?”

Words and thoughts we say to ourselves, commonly referred to as Self-Talk, can be used to direct attention to a particular thing to improve focus or in conjunction with other techniques. Our thoughts determine our feelings - our feelings determine…

Fear of Coronavirus Is Affecting Sports World

Fear of Coronavirus Is Affecting Sports World

Governments are scrambling to stop the spread of the virus, advising against public gatherings. In several countries, people have been advised against shaking hands to minimize risks of contamination. Italy, Europe's worst-hit country, has cancelled all sporting events until at…

Health Benefits of Physical Activity

The Health Benefits of Sport and Physical Activity

It’s no secret that physical activity is good for you, but do you know about all the ways that exercise can improve your health? Check it out: Improved cardiovascular health. The heart is a muscle, it needs to be worked…

Sport Performance

Feel Good About Your Sport Performance

Many great players have pursued honing a perfect technique in order to improve their consistency and improve results. Players like Tiger Woods and Serena Williams are perfectionists. They have learned how to get away with the “perfectionist mindset.” Sport Psychologist…

Athlete’s Mental Skills

Athlete’s Mental Skills

Across the world of elite sport, a problem pops up over and over again, athlete’s mental game. Top athletes under-perform when expectations are highest. One thing goes wrong, then another, then another. Soon, the higher-ranking opponent collapses and no one is…

Performance Psychology

Performance Psychology

Over the past half century, the branch of performance psychology has grown dramatically to focus on studying the human factors that enable individuals, teams, and groups to reach their goals for achieving success. Although it is often stereotypically associated with…

Psychology: To Eat or Not To Eat

Psychology: To Eat or Not To Eat

All scientific studies clearly say that the most important ingredient for a long and healthy life is to: ingesting less calories. That’s eating less and eating smarter. Chewing properly, fasting a few times a year, balancing diets. All of that…

Cut Weight Before a Fight

How To Cut Weight Before a Fight

To cut weight before a fight can be challenging, but weigh class divisions exist so the matches are more equitable in terms of body size, strength and agility. However, many athletes in different combat sports acutely reduce body mass in…

Quit Playing Sport

What To Do and Say if You Child Wants to Quit Playing Sport

At one time or another and for a variety of reasons, most athletes think about quitting. Sometimes a decision to quit playing sport, comes as a shock to parents, but at other times the warning signs leading up to it…

Hope or Prepare

Prepare For The Worst or Hope For The Best?

Is it better to approach life with great hope or a sense of doom? A glass-half-full attitude is generally beneficial to your mental, physical, and emotional health, but stark realism is sometimes a smart tactic. While every situation is unique,…

From Outside Your Comfort Zone and Into “The Zone”

From Outside Your Comfort Zone and Into “The Zone”

Your comfort zone is an awesome thing. You’ll always do something you know and love a lot better than something new and weird and complicated.   That’s called the Flow. But you can only flow so much until you need to…