How To Remain Composed As a Goalkeeper Under Pressure #BITESIZE

EP 232 Episode Cover Andy Elleray

How To Remain Composed As a Goalkeeper Under Pressure #BITESIZE

Andy Elleray

Andy Elleray has worked within goalkeeping for over 15 years, being able to develop some of the brightest talents in the UK.

His career has seen him work for clubs such as Chelsea and Bristol Rovers, and within the female game for the English and Welsh Football Associations.

He is a best selling author and has published 10 books to date around goalkeeping, and more recently branching into children’s fiction.

What is the most mentally challenging position on the football or soccer pitch?  Many people would argue it’s the goalkeeper.  Common psychological challenges goalkeepers face include; coping with mistakes and bouncing back strongly, dealing with tough and physical opponents, playing the ball out from the back with their feet in uncomfortable situations, communicating effectively with team-mates, selection issues and dealing with time on the bench.

Today, Andy Elleray, an author and goalkeeping coach, who has worked for clubs such as Chelsea and Bristol Rovers tells me about mental toughness and how it applies to goalkeeping sharing some advice, I also provide a suggestion on how goalkeepers can help themselves remain calm and composed when faced with difficulties on the pitch.

 

Key Learnings

  • All goalkeepers make mistakes.
  • Being able to accepts making mistakes and move on is a skill that goalkeepers can develop.
  • Helping goalkeepers master the controllables is essential.
  • Trigger words or physical triggers (using sweat bands or super-hero bands) can help goalkeepers move on more quickly from mistakes.
  • Try the calm and composed face exercise to help you.

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Twitter: @andyelleray / @lilys_goal 

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Other Valuable Football or Soccer Resources 

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Soccer Psychology | Mental Skills for Football

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Frequently Asked Questions about Football or Soccer Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions about Goalkeeping Psychology

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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. 

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    Working With Your Subconscious Mind To Achieve Better Results

    EP 172 Episode Cover Brandon Epstein

    Working With Your Subconscious Mind To Achieve Better Results

    Brandon Epstein

    Brandon Epstein is an entrepreneur and mental performance coach who has empowered thousands of clients throughout the world for nearly two decades with his work in the wellness and performance space. A former college football player, Brandon has cultivated a wellness community with more than one million members. He coaches professional athletes, business owners, and other elite performers in feeling and being their best every day.

    Check out Brandon’s Free 7 Day Mental Reset  https://www.theowned.industries/7dayreset

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    Key Learning Points:

    • Our subconscious mind can be programmed to help us win or lose.
    • A lot of people are unconsciously incompetent, they lack self-awareness and don’t live in the present moment.
    • Self-awareness is crucial to be able to grow and overcome performance plateaus.
    • Start by asking yourself the question – how does my emotional experience start?
    • A lot of athletes crave the feeling of confidence when they perform – it is possible to experience this when working with the subconscious.
    • Self-hypnosis can help you reprogram patterns of behaviour that you repeat.
    • Understanding your limiting beliefs and changing them is a helpful approach.
    • By being proactive and using psychological skills training you can give yourself a better chance of thriving under pressure.

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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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      EP 154 Episode Cover David Charlton

      How Do I Go About Controlling The Controllables To Help My Sport Performance?

      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 effectively
      • Maintain positive mental health
      • Compete with confidence more often
      • Manage your emotions better
      • Improve your commitments levels

      David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

      He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

      In this short solo episode, I discuss an important component of Mental Toughness – control.  In sport, business and in everyday life it can be very easy to get distracted by external factors that are out of your control.  I go on to use Andy Murray’s gutsy recent performances at the Australian Open Tennis tournament to illustrate my points sharing an exercise to help you better understand how to go about controlling the controllables and be able to set yourself process goals.

      Key Learnings

      • What factors could Andy Murray control in his tennis match against Roberto Bautista Agut?
      • Here are some examples; how he placed his focus, his attitude, tactics, body language, self talk, his pre-serve routines and communication with his team and spectators.
      • What factors were outside of Andy Murray’s control?
      • His opponent’s tactics, fitness and conditioning, skill level and decision making, scheduling of the match, temperature/weather conditions and umpire calls.
      • Make success all about the things inside your control and set process goals as a result.

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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]

      Search Our Sports Psychology Website

      Popular Categories

      Join Our Online Community Now!

      Mental Edge Newsletter

      Are you an athlete, coach or parent that would like to learn how to create sustainable high performance? Receive our free regular newsletter, where we share proven mental toughness and high performance tips and strategies. If you want some support and motivation straight to your inbox, then sign up below.

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        How Do I Help My Children Deal With Strong Emotions?

        EP 149 Episode Cover David Charlton

        How Do I Help My Children Deal With Strong Emotions?

        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 effectively
        • Maintain positive mental health
        • Compete with confidence more often
        • Manage your emotions better
        • Improve your commitments levels

        David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

        He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

        In this short solo episode, I answer a popular question that we get asked by sporting parents – how do I help my children deal with strong emotions?

        When playing sport, children’s lives are littered with challenges and difficulties including; being dropped from squads or teams, losing form or skills, being injured and the recovery period, selection bias, being bullied, being played out of position, and dealing with making mistakes and losing, as well as many more.   I go on to share 7 suggestions for parents that you may find helpful. 

        Key Learnings

        1. Think about what you want to say. 
        2. Find a quiet moment. 
        3. Find out what they know. 
        4. Share your feelings with your child.
        5. Tell the truth. 
        6. Say “I don’t know.”
        7. Take good care of yourself

        Connect with David Charlton

        Sign Up to Conversations with Kids

        Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

        Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

        Relevant Podcast Episodes

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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]

        Search Our Sports Psychology Website

        Popular Categories

        Join Our Online Community Now!

        Mental Edge Newsletter

        Are you an athlete, coach or parent that would like to learn how to create sustainable high performance? Receive our free regular newsletter, where we share proven mental toughness and high performance tips and strategies. If you want some support and motivation straight to your inbox, then sign up below.

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