Do You Focus Too Much on the Opposition as a Goalkeeper

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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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Goalkeeper Mental Toughness Shouldn’t Be Left To Chance

Goalkeeper Mental Toughness

Goalkeeper Mental Toughness Shouldn’tBe Left To Chance Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Most goalkeepers prefer to make technical or physical changes instead of improving their mental approach Over years of supporting goalkeepers I have noticed that if there is an issue in their game or …

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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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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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Beating Perfectionism as a Goalkeeper

Beating Perfectionism as a Goalkeeper

Sports Psychology Tips: Beating Perfectionism as a Goalkeeper Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Are you searching for perfection? If you lack self-belief and confidence when you train and in matches, maybe you have perfectionist tendencies? Perfectionists demand an awful lot from themselves, arguably too much.  …

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Goalkeeping at Your Best Under Pressure

Are you a goalkeeper who thrives under pressure

Sports Psychology Tips: Goalkeeping at Your Best Under Pressure Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Do you embrace big moments in matches? Whatever level you play at, I’m pretty sure that you’ve experienced feeling under pressure.  How you go on to cope with that pressure often …

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Learning Mental Toughness Lessons from David De Gea,

Learning Mental Toughness Lessons from David De Gea

Sports Psychology Tips: Learning Mental Toughness Lessons from David De Gea Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email De Gea often gives goalkeeping masterclasses but it hasn’t always been easy Coaches and parents, should take note, De Gea is a wonderful example for children.  Looking back at …

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