Do You Focus Too Much on the Opposition as a Goalkeeper

goalkeeper focus

Sports Psychology Tips: Do You Focus Too Much on the Opposition as a Goalkeeper? Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Many goalkeepers can get caught up worrying about the quality of the strikers that they are up against. The size of the opposition can also be …

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Academy Football, Professional Football, Injuries and Early Retirement

Brendan Pearson

Sports Psychology Tips: Academy Football, Professional Football, Injuries and Early Retirement Brendan Pearson was a talented goalkeeper who progressed through Newcastle United’s academy system, signing professional terms.  He went on to play for the club’s under 23’s and had spells on loan where he played for Gateshead F.C.  He also spent time between the posts …

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Developing a Premier League Mindset

Peter Ramage Developing a Premier League Mindset

Sports Psychology Tips: Developing a Premier League Mindset Peter Ramage is an Assistant Football or Soccer Coach for Phoenix Rising FC in the United Soccer League.  He is a former footballer who learned all about developing a Premier League mindset by beginning his career with Newcastle United before moving up to the first team where …

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How to Help Young Footballers Find The Zone

How to Help a Young Footballer Find The Zone

Sports Psychology Tips: How to Help Young Footballers Find The Zone Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Many children do not know how to mentally prepare before matches As a parent you naturally get worked up before your children compete in a football match.  You might …

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Managing Goalkeeper Confidence

Managing Goalkeeper Confidence

Sports Psychology Tips: Managing Your Confidence When You’re A Goalkeeper Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email How you analyse your performance is crucial for managing goalkeeper confidence Every goalkeeper I speak to or support has made a mistake.  Goalkeepers are not robots, they are human beings …

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Helping Boost Young Goalkeepers Self Confidence

Helping Young Goalkeepers Gain Self Confidence

Sports Psychology Tips: Helping Boost Young Goalkeepers Self Confidence Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Confidence in your ability is essential to succeed Often children are placed in goal as a punishment or because no-one else wants to go in goal – what sort of message …

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5 Reasons Why Being Released from a Football Academy is Difficult

5 Reasons why being released from a football academy is difficult

Sports Psychology Tips: 5 Reasons Why Being Released from a Football Academy is Difficult Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Feeling lost and helpless isn’t much fun When youth team players aged between 15 and 18 are not signed to their adult squads depression, anxiety and …

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How to Respond to Goalkeeping Mistakes

Beating Perfectionism as a Goalkeeper

Sports Psychology Tips: Goalkeeping: How to Respond to Mistakes Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Do you lose focus after making an error? As a goalkeeper, mistakes will happen, it is a natural part of the great game.  Whether you come to catch a cross then …

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Mental Game of Football: An Error Many Footballers Make

A Common Mental Game Error Many Footballers Make

Sports Psychology Tips: A Common Mental Game Error Many Footballers Make Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Is being perfect a challenge for you? It doesn’t matter how old or how young you are or your level of skill. All footballers make mistakes because of mental …

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Are You a Footballer Who Worries About Your Opponents?

Are You a Footballer Who Worries About Your Opponents

Sports Psychology Tips: Are You a Footballer Who Worries About Your Opponents? Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Can you sometimes focus too much on the size or skill of your opponents? If you do – you will likely be intimidated on occasions.  You’ll compare yourself …

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