Supporting a Professional Footballer during Challenging Times

Soccer Psychology Tips: Case Study: Supporting a Professional Footballer during Challenging Times It’s important to recognize footballers are human beings too The Client: A professional footballer who played at international level. The Challenge: The client had lost his confidence and his desire to train hard.  In matches, he was on the periphery when he was …

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Case Study: Developing A Fearless Approach With A Professional Footballer

Football Psychology Tips: Case Study: Developing A Fearless Approach With A Professional Footballer Fear is very common in professional sport and can be overcome The Client: A centre forward who had played professional football for 5 years The Challenge: The client had played with his existing club for 12 months.  The first six months he …

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35 Ways Mental Toughness Coaching Can Help Footballers

Soccer Psychology Tips: 35 Ways Mental Toughness Coaching Can Help Footballers How important is the psychological side to you? I’ve supported 100s of footballers from youngsters who enjoy the great game up to well established professional footballers.  From my experiences and taking into consideration research I’ve read I’ve put this post together. Very importantly, by …

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Managing Goalkeeper Confidence

Managing Goalkeeper Confidence

Goalkeeper Psychology Tips: Managing Your Confidence When You’re A Goalkeeper 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 after all. This is why managing goalkeeper confidence is so important. Most weeks, there are …

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Helping Boost Young Goalkeepers Self Confidence

Helping Young Goalkeepers Gain Self Confidence

Goalkeeper Psychology Tips: Helping Boost Young Goalkeepers Self Confidence 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 is that telling them about the position? Especially as the goalkeeper’s role is arguably the most …

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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

Football Psychology Tips: 5 Reasons Why Being Released from a Football Academy is Difficult 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 loss of confidence are often experienced with some even developing drug and alcohol problems as …

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