How to Help Footballers Who Have Been Released – Part Two

How to Help Footballers Who Have Been Released – Part Two

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 positive mental health
  • Compete with confidence more often
  • Manage your emotions better
  • Improve your commitments levels

David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

This week’s solo episode is part two where I build on last week’s episode and share 4 more ideas and further resources to help footballers who come across the challenge of being released from football clubs.  It’s a naturally difficult time for the player and their family where their motivation and mental health can be tested.  My ideas relate to how a mentally tough player would likely view the situation and how you can develop your mental toughness and bounce back positively from the setback.  

Key Learning Points

  • See yourself as a worthwhile person.
  • If you have some unanswered questions for the coaching staff, make sure you ask them.
  • Create some goals to work towards.
  • Don’t allow setbacks to distract you from your long term goals.

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Relevant Podcast Episodes

Ep002: Steve Judge –  How to Deal with Adversity

Ep049: James Maurice – How Does Sport Psychology in Elite Football Academies Help 

Ep064: Edu Rubio – How to Support Young Footballers

Ep075: Grant Phyphers – How to Rebuild Your Identity

Ep108: David Charlton – Observations: How to Stay on Top of Your Goals

Relevant Blogs and Resources

Gibbs Reflective Cycle

4 Powerful Questions when Dealing with Challenging Situations

Performance Profile for Goalkeepers

Blog: 3 Tips to Help You Overcome Setbacks

Blog – Don’t Waste Another Lockdown



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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. 


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