Attention footballers! Are you curious about the mental game?

EP 190 Episode Cover David Charlton

Attention Footballers! Are You Curious About the Mental Game? 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 …

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Goal Setting: How To Re-Energise Yourself To Aid Your Sport Performance

EP 189 Episode Cover David Charlton

Goal Setting: How To Re-Energise Yourself To Aid Your 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 …

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Task vs Ego Involvement: Do You Set Goals That Harm Your Performances?

EP 187 Episode Cover David Charlton

Task vs Ego Involvement: Do You Set Goals That Harm Your Performances? 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 …

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Intrinsic or Extrinsic Goals: Do You Set Goals That Harm Your Performances?

EP 186 Episode Cover David Charlton

Intrinsic or Extrinsic Goals: Do You Set Goals That Harm Your Performances? 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 …

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Commitment: Leisure Athletes vs Performance Athletes #BITESIZE

EP 185 Episode Cover David Charlton

Commitment: Leisure Athletes vs Performance Athletes # BITESIZE

Mark Bennett MBE has spent the last 30 years developing robust and scalable strategies and tools to help organisations, teams and individuals maximise the performance potential of themselves and the people they are influencing.

Mark hasn’t just developed the ‘how to’ tools and strategies to increase engagement, learning and performance; he has designed powerful interventions that support the change required to embed the behaviours and cultures that maximise performance.

He has named this holistic approach the Performance Development Systems (PDS). PDS focusses on two key elements:

  1. Making people better influencers
  2. Supporting the transition of change required to live by the principles & behaviours needed to be a great influencer

For more information on Marks services & a host of free resources check out his website PDScoach.com

Commitment, setting goals and delivering on your promises without being derailed, is an important ingredient of Mental Toughness.  In this BITESIZED episode leading Performance Coach, Mark Bennett MBE and I go on to discuss the differences in commitment levels between leisure and performance athletes.  Mark goes on to share suggestions for coaches so that they can get the best out of their athletes.

Key Learning Points:

  • Technical ability, physicality or skill doesn’t define a leisure or performance athlete, it is their attitude and daily behaviours.
  • Whether they are supervised or unsupervised, a performance athlete is somebody that will do what they need to do to be the best they can be.
  • The performance athlete will ask themselves important questions daily such as; “What’s my plan for the week ahead?” “How much sleep do I need?” “What am I going to eat tomorrow?” “What do I need to do?“
  • High performance coaches, continually look at the everyday behaviours of their athletes and don’t overly concern themselves of the athlete’s technical ability. 
  • Coaches will seek to understand the athlete as a person, their personality, preferred environment and habits, to understand where their mindset currently is and what their commitment is to their goals and objectives.

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Blog: Developing your Mental Game in your Downtime

Blog: Training Hard Vs Training Smart | I Must Work Harder

Blog: Are you Motivated or Committed

Blog: 4 Steps To Form A Habit That Actually Sticks

Blog: Why You Should Stop Setting SMART Goals

 

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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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    Why do the Mentally Tough see Sleep and Recovery as Important

    EP 138 Episode Cover Nick Littlehales

    Why do the Mentally Tough see Sleep and Recovery as Important

    Nick Littlehales

    Nick is recognised as the world’s first and leading Elite Sport Sleep Coach, probably the world’s first Sleep Coach and regarded as a leading human recovery innovator. He has over 35 years’ experience within the sleep and sleeping product industry and over 24 years dedicated to elite sport. His unique, passionate, and proven approach, is endorsed by leading sport science professionals, managers, coaches, organisations in sport and now business, health, and education worldwide.

    • International Elite Sport Sleep Coach Since 1998
    • Founder of the Game Changing R90-T Sleep RecoveryTechnique
    • Author #1 Best Seller SLEEP published in 14 languages worldwide
    • Accomplished Media Commentator Presenter Keynote Speaker

    If you’re Mentally Tough you don’t need to sleep you can simply push through… Wrong!

    The mentally tough person, as research suggests is more likely to deal with fatigue better than a mentally sensitive person however they do need to sleep. Being committed to your goals, making sacrifices, taking challenges head on and dealing with pressure requires a clear head, focus and perspective, as well as adequate rest and recovery.  

    In this episode, I chat with Nick Littlehales, a well respected Sleep Coach to many elite sports performers.  Nick goes on to share more on the topic of sleep, where he tells you about his experiences supporting Manchester United and Arsenal football clubs, as well as the England National Team.  We also touch on other sports and the intricacies that need to be considered when you think of sleep and recovery. 

    Key Learning Points:

    • At Manchester United I was with the club and exploring myths and misunderstandings about sleep, where I looked to redefine their approach to recovery.
    • Understanding your sleep chronotype is important.
    • Focusing on circadian rhythms can be beneficial.
    • Tracking and collecting data can be helpful but it can also cause anxiety and added stress.
    • Napping is very helpful to remain fresh and focused, aiding your decision making and recovery.
    • Consider your environment and think about light, dark and temperature exposure can improve your sleep quality.
    • A message for parents, make sure your kids spend some time outside, away from the tech to improve their sleep quality.

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    Book – Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps…and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind  

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    To Listen to Football or Soccer Podcast Episodes

    Ep015: Nick Grantham – Essential Elements of Rest and Recovery

    Ep065: Dr Amy Izycky – Encouraging Mentally Healthy Cultures in Sport

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

    Ep137: David Charlton – Mindfulness and ACT in Sport: Helping Athletes Perform Better 

    Other Helpful Resources

    Blog: How Mentally Healthy is Your Clubs Sporting Environment

    Blog: Does Your Warm Up Influence How You Perform?

    Blog: Using ACT and Mindfulness to Improve Your Sporting Performances 

    Blog: Why You Should Meditate To Improve Your Sport Performance?

    IF YOU ENJOYED TODAY'S SHOW PLEASE SHARE

    SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN ON YOUR FAVOURITE AUDIO PLATFORM

    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

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    Join Our Online Community Now!

    Mental Edge Newsletter

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      Do You Know Your Why?

      the demystifying mental toughness episode 98 by david charlton with Jon Bartlett

      Do You Know Your Why? Jon Bartlett is a high performance sport professional who has a passion for inspiring others and effecting positive change.  He possesses extensive experience in providing leadership and performance support to teams, coaches, athletes and staff across the globe, and has developed a collaborative, empowering, innovative and strategic approach that is