Soccer Psychology: Helping Soccer Coaches Reflect On Their Approach #BITESIZE

Soccer Psychology Helping Soccer Coaches Reflect On Their Approach

Soccer Psychology: Helping Soccer Coaches Reflect On Their Approach #BITESIZE Gary Curneen is currently the Assistant Coach at Racing Louisville FC.  He is also the founder of Modern Soccer Coach, the author of the Modern Soccer Coach book series and a podcast host.  His goal is to bring in-depth content to soccer and football coaches …

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Sports Coaching: How Being Compassionate Can Help Your Athletes Perform Better

Sports Coaching How Being Compassionate Can Help Your Athletes Perform Better

Sports Coaching: How Being Compassionate Can Help Your Athletes Perform Better By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to: Cope with pressure and challenges more …

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How to Create a Culture of High Performance in Professional Rugby Union

How to Create a Culture of High Performance in Professional Rugby Union

How to Create a Culture of High Performance in Professional Rugby Union

Paul Phillips | Founding Member, Board of Advisors: High-Performance Rugby Union | Coach Educator | Performance Rugby Consultant | Performance Coach Author.

With more than 17-years experience working with players, coaches, clubs, regions and organisations – as a Performance Coach, Educator and Consultant. With purpose, to positively influence growth, in many forms, to achieve individual and team development, progress, and success.

In episode #161 I chat with Author, Coach Educator and Performance Rugby Consultant, Paul Phillips.  We discuss his experiences of developing high performance cultures in professional rugby.  Paul also shares some research on tackling and how to overcome fears with helpful triggers as well as other fascinating insights.

Key Learning Points:

  • In Rugby at the lower levels fear is very prominent.
  • Establishing values and behaviours that are coupled with a vision for the team and club is an essential part of culture development.
  • Why can’t we generate behaviours before thoughts and emotions?
  • James Clear’s two-minute rule in the book Atomic Habits is a good way to start to develop habitual behaviours.
  • The size of the opponent in rugby can be a big factor in activating fear.
  • Visual, kinaesthetic and auditory cues and triggers are helpful in dealing with fear when tackling.
  • Using metaphors such as images of animals or superhero’s is a helpful trigger for adults and children.
  • The development of positive relationships between players and coaches is a hallmark of high performing teams.
  • Extrinsic environments are rife largely down to the way messages are communicated from senior staff and coaches in clubs and organisations.
  • Too much focus on external factors results in lower emotional control.

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Book: How to Create Culture: In Rugby Union

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To Listen to Rugby Orientated Podcast Episodes

Ep039: John Fletcher – How to Develop Fearless Athletes

Ep094: Professor Adam Nicholls – How to Develop Mentally Strong Rugby Players

Ep104: Seb De Chaves –  The Psychological Demands of Elite Professional Rugby

Ep127: Paul Trainor – The Application of Mental Toughness Training in Elite Professional Rugby League

EP147: Aaron Walsh – The Application of Mental Performance Coaching in Elite Professional Rugby

Ep153: Rugby Psychology Compilation – 25 Ways You Can Improve Your Performance

Helpful Rugby Orientated Resources

Blog – Overthinking on the Rugby Pitch

Blog – Are You A Rugby Player With Perfectionist Tendencies?

Case Study – Supporting a Rugby Player to Overcome Self-Doubt

Blog – Playing Rugby at Your Best Under Pressure

Blog – 5 Ways to Create a Psychological Safe Sporting Environment

Rugby Psychology | Mental Skills for Rugby Resources

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Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

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    Golf Psychology: What You Can Expect and Why It Can Help You

    Golf Psychology What You Can Expect and Why It Can Help You

    Golf Psychology: What You Can Expect and Why It Can Help You

    Brian has 30 years of experience in sport psychology consultancy.  Working full-time in private practice since 2006, he is also currently a part-time Senior Lecturer at the University of Winchester, UK.  Author of five books, 15 book chapters, and over 50 research papers, Brian has presented widely in Europe and across Asia.  

    Having a world profile in golf psychology, he was the lead psychologist to the England golf team for 17 years delivering high performance strategies with European and World Championship winning teams and individuals.  Brian also has a wealth of experience in numerous other sports, for example with championship winning individuals and teams in professional cricket, 12 medallists in Olympic and Commonwealth Games boxing, and podium winners in motorsport including Formula 1 and LeMans.  

    Brian gained his PhD in sport psychology from the University of Southampton in 1998; and has trained and supervised over 30 sport psychology trainees over the last 25 years.   In 2010 he was awarded a Fellowship by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences in recognition of ‘esteemed personal achievement, skills, knowledge and service to BASES and the sport and exercise science community’.

    – Golf Psychology is only for top, elite professionals such as Rory McIlroy or Jon Rahm. 

    – Only work with a Golf Psychologist if you have a problem.

    – A Golf Psychologist will fix you in one session.

    – Working with a Golf Psychologist will take place on a “couch.”

    These statements are all myths that some golfers believe are true yet couldn’t be farther from the truth.   The role of a Sport Psychologist who supports golfers is varied.  It includes sitting down strategizing and going “deep” at times with the use of psychological skills training.  However, it also includes considering more helpful ways to practice and how to manage your time on and off the golf course.  Sessions can take place in a club houses, in confidential spaces, on putting greens, chipping greens, driving ranges and on golf courses.

    In today’s episode of the Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast, Dr Brian Hemmings joins me  where we discuss his work as a Sports Psychologist in golf, the importance of the relationship between the practitioner, the coach and client, as well as frequent challenges faced by golfers, quiet eye training and a lot more.  Enjoy Tuning in!

    Key Learning Points:

    • There is less of a stigma of working with a psychologist in golf than a lot of sports.
    • The golf environment is a lovely place to work for a golf psychologist.
    • Many golfers lose confidence so quickly when playing competitively.
    • The relationship you form with the golfer is critical.
    • Experiential knowledge of working with players on putting greens and seeing them behave differently in practice has helped me in my work.
    • Expectations that people place on themselves can mean they make golf a lot more difficult than it needs to be.
    • Quiet eye training is very helpful for improving short putting.
    • Many golfers find transitions very challenging, from the step up to national squads to, turning professional to moving up to the DP World Tour.

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    Golf Psychology Coaching Certificate – PROMO CODE – David Charlton

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    To Listen to Other Useful Podcast Episodes

    Ep017: Gio Valiante – How to Play Fearless Golf

    Ep068: Andrew Nicholson – How Hard Is It To Become A Tour Professional Golfer? 

    Ep089: Will Shaw – How to Transfer Your Golfing Skills to the Course

    Ep099: Trevor Jones – How to Deal with Overthinking on the Golf Course

    Ep101: Compilation – 25 Mental Game Secrets to Improve Your Golf

    Ep118: Dr Bob Winters – How to Help Golfers Overcome their Mental Game Challenges

    For More Resources so You Can Shoot Lower Scores on The Golf Course

    10 Mental Game Tips from Leading Experts to Improve Your Golf

    Do you try too hard on the golf course?

    Golfers Mental Scorecard

    Golf Psychology FAQs

    Psychology of Golf Library

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    David Charlton

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    David Charlton

    Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

    Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

    T: +44 7734 697769

    E: [email protected]

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      Steve Beharall’s Journey from Football Coach to CEO

      Steve Beharall’s Journey from Football Coach to CEO

      Steve Beharall’s Journey from Football Coach to CEO

      Steve Beharall

      Steve Beharall is the Head of Newcastle United Foundation who are the charity of Newcastle United.  

       Steve has the responsibility for leading the Foundations Senior Management Team with accountability for strategy, business planning, leadership, management, governance, finance and risk.

      Since 2016 Steve has played a strategic role in significantly growing the Foundations income by developing innovative programmes and helping grow services to generate fees, sales and grants.

      Newcastle United Foundation employ over 200 staff and have been recognised nationally at the 2021 Football Business Awards as one of the best community organisation in the Premier League and was also awarded the North East Charity of the year In October 2021 and then in December was again recognised with the International Sports Award for Professional Clubs (Community).

      In March 2022 the Foundation opened NUCASTLE a world class, £8.5m purpose built capital development in Newcastle City centre to further expand the work of the Foundation and in July 2022 NUCASTLE was recognised at the Construction News Awards as best national project (under £20m)

      In episode 139 of Demystifying Mental Toughness I had the pleasure of speaking to the head of The Newcastle United Foundation, Steve Beharall.  Steve shared his inspiring journey from being a part time football coach to where he is today.  Lessons that he has learned, challenges he’s overcome as well as insights into initiatives that the foundation are involved in and what the future holds.  Steve also passes on some advice to the future generation of coaches on opportunities for them.

      Key Learning Points:

      • Whilst as an academy coach at Newcastle United, I realised that all I wanted was to help kids with football.
      • When I decided to take a different direction in the Newcastle United Foundation I spent the first three years of my time here working closely with my predecessor learning valuable lessons.  
      • Since I started we’ve gone from 65 to 240 full time staff and 60 sessional staff. 
      • In 2022, we’ve grown the turnover from £3 million to £6 million and expanded on programs, by 80% in the last three years.
      • Newcastle United Foundation Case Studies
      • NUcastle is an important part of the community and service sector across the North East of England.
      • Whether you’re a coach or a leader, relationships have to built on trust, respect and honesty.
      • It’s important to be mindful of your mental health.

      Connect with Steve Beharall

      The Newcastle United Foundation Website

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      To Listen to Relevant Podcast Episodes

      Ep027: Natalie Henderson – How to Develop Mental Toughness with Young Footballers 

      Ep064: Edu Rubio – How to Support Young Footballers 

      Ep 084: Dr Jim Afremow and Phil White – Mental Toughness and The Leaders Mind 

      Ep092: Dr James Hegarty – ACT in Sport, Improving Performance through Mindfulness

      Ep111: Michael Caulfield – How to be an Effective Sports Psychologist in Elite Professional Football 

      Other Helpful Resources

      Psychology in Football or Soccer Library

      Blog: How Mentally Healthy is Your Clubs Sporting Environment

      Blog: Does Your Warm Up Influence How You Perform?

      Blog: 5 Ways to Create a Psychological Safe Sporting Environment

      Blog: 3 Tips to Deal with Bullying in Sport

      Vlog: How Mental Toughness Helps us Understand Psychological Safety with Doug Strycharczyk 

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      David Charlton

      Best Wishes 

      David Charlton

      Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

      Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

      T: +44 7734 697769

      E: [email protected]

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        Overcoming Tough Times in Professional Women’s Football and Bouncing Back Stronger

        Charlotte Potts

        Overcoming Tough Times in Professional Women's Football and Bouncing Back Stronger

        Charlotte Potts is a professional footballer who has played for Hibernian Football Club, Sunderland AFC and FC Lugano.  She is also an ambassador for Gateshead FC and can be heard on local radio stations on a regular basis.  Charlotte has an interest in mental health and discrimination and works closely with well recognised charity Show Racism the Red Card too.

        In this episode I was joined by professional footballer Charlotte Potts where we had a deep and fascinating conversation about different challenges that she has faced so far in her life and when playing Professional Women’s Football.  We went on to discuss Discrimination, Mental Health and Mindfulness too as well as a whole lot more.  It’s well worth a listen!

        Key Learning Points:

        • Charlotte’s mental health has suffered from time to time therefore she has looked to develop a high degree of self-awareness to help herself.
        • Her family was pulled apart when she was young which was difficult for everyone concerned.
        • Discrimination exists in football and in life, however progress is being made.
        • Mental Toughness in football is about coping with pain and being able to push through barriers.   
        • Charlotte has an interest in Mindfulness and regularly practices the approach.
        • Being able to take a step back has helped her with anger issues.
        • Mindfulness has also helped Charlotte see things from a fresh perspective.

        Connect with Charlotte Potts

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        Download THE FOCUSED ATHLETE CHECKLIST

        Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

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        To Listen to Football or Soccer Podcast Episodes

        Ep038: Taz Bricknell – Playing Professional Women’s Rugby 

        Ep092: Dr James Hegarty – ACT in Sport, Improving Performance through Mindfulness

        Ep105: Hannah Bromley – Overcoming Psychological Challenges in Elite Professional Women’s Football

        Ep111: Michael Caulfield – How to be an Effective Sports Psychologist in Elite Professional Football 

        Other Helpful Resources

        Psychology in Football or Soccer Library

        Blog: How Mentally Healthy is Your Clubs Sporting Environment

        Blog: Does Your Warm Up Influence How You Perform?

        Blog: 5 Ways to Create a Psychological Safe Sporting Environment

        Blog: Supporting a Professional Footballer during Challenging Times

        Blog: 3 Tips to Deal with Bullying in Sport

        Vlog: How Mental Toughness Helps us Understand Psychological Safety with Doug Strycharczyk 

        Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practices with Jon Kabat-Zinn

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        Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they’re extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of them!

        David Charlton

        Best Wishes 

        David Charlton

        Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

        Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

        T: +44 7734 697769

        E: [email protected]

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          Sport Coach Development: Helping Athletes Perform Better by Adapting How You Communicate

          David Charlton

          Sport Coach Development: Helping Athletes Perform Better by Adapting How You Communicate By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to: Cope with pressure and challenges

          Overcoming Psychological Challenges in Elite Professional Women’s Football

          Hannah Bromley

          Overcoming Psychological Challenges in Elite Professional Women’s Football Hannah Bromley is a Sport Performance Psychologist and former professional and international athlete. Hannah is on a mission to help athletes put the stoke back in their game and reach their peak performance by using mindset insights, tools and techniques. When Hannah’s not consulting with athletes via

          45 Secrets to Sporting Success

          Demystifying Mental Toughness

          45 Secrets to Sporting Success Welcome to episode #103 of Demystifying Mental Toughness.  This is the final part of four specially created episodes to celebrate reaching our century!   The episode is hugely insightful with a number of our guests to date, again sharing many fantastic takeaways.  The messages come from the world of marathon

          Developing Mentally Strong Footballers

          the demystifying mental toughness episode 97 by david charlton with gary curneen

          Developing Mentally Strong Footballers Gary Curneen is currently the Assistant Coach at Racing Louisville FC.  He is also the founder of Modern Soccer Coach, the author of the Modern Soccer Coach book series and a podcast host.  His goal is to bring in-depth content to soccer and football coaches on topics that really matter in