How to Cultivate Mental Toughness and a Growth Mindset in Rugby

How to Cultivate Mental Toughness and a Growth Mindset in Rugby If you have a fixed mindset, you believe that basic qualities such as your intelligence, skills or talents fixed.   In other words, they are considered a part of you that cannot be changed.  However, the individual with a growth mindset believes that even …

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Why Mental Toughness is NOT a Male Macho Trait

Why Mental Toughness is NOT a Male Macho Trait This episode shatters the myth that mental toughness is a male macho trait.  Three very talented ladies from different fields demonstrate that it is far more complex than this basic assumption that many people have.  Where Kate Mackay talks about embracing fear and Taz Bricknell and …

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Mental Toughness Compilation 004

Demystifying Mental Toughness

Sports Psychology Tips: Mental Toughness Compilation 004 Where does time go!  We’re now 40 episodes in so it’s time for another compilation episode which is action packed with the best bits from the previous 9 episodes which includes some great tips and stories.  Listening to the advice I’m pretty sure will help you learn more …

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How to Develop Fearless Athletes

How to Develop Fearless Athletes John Fletcher is the Co-counder of The Magic Academy, a Team Coach at Leading Edge and a Coach Developer for England Hockey. Otherwise known as Fletch, he played first team rugby for Tynedale, Northampton, Newcastle and Gosforth, and was awarded England honours with A team selection. He then moved into coaching, …

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Playing Professional Women’s Rugby

Playing Professional Women’s Rugby Taz Bricknell is a professional rugby union player, playing in the Premier 15s for Worcester Warriors.  She plays in the backrow and has also played for Gloucester-Hartpury and England Under 20’s. Today I’m joined by Taz Bricknell, a professional rugby player for Worcester Warrior where she talks about the challenges involved …

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How To Reach Your Full Potential

Steve Hackney rugby

Sports Psychology Tips: How To Reach Your Full Potential Steve Hackney is a former celebrated rugby union professional who played in England’s top division of domestic rugby union for Nottingham and Leicester Tigers.  Since retiring from professional sport, for over 20 years, he has applied his elite sporting attributes to growing businesses, and the combination …

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How Elite Athletes Mentally Prepare

Toby Flood

Sports Psychology Tips: How Elite Athletes Mentally Prepare Toby Flood has played 60 international rugby union matches for England and currently plays at fly half or inside centre for Newcastle Falcons having previously played for Toulouse and Leicester Tigers.  He’s a skilful goal kicker, as well as having many other talents as we discuss. Former …

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