Mental Strength to Succeed: Learning Lessons from International Cricket

Mental Strength to Succeed: Learning Lessons from International Cricket

Jeremy Snape

Jeremy Snape has the combined experience of being a successful International cricketer and coach to provide innovative performance ideas for teams and leaders. He has the ability to draw upon real life examples from his playing and coaching career which are underpinned by his Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology. 

Jeremy has worked with some very successful corporate clients delivering team culture, leadership and executive coaching programmes. On the sporting front Jeremy has held roles as Performance Coach to the South African Cricket Team as well as Shane Warne’s victorious Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Jeremy supported Crystal Palace in the run up to their FA Cup Final in 2016 and worked with Eddie Jones for England Rugby during their unbeaten run of 18 matches. He also joined the League Managers Association in elite football as a Non-Executive Director to support their leadership and management programmes. This role has seen him interview Pep Guardiola, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho. 

Jeremy has rapidly become one of the most recognised names in sport psychology, offering key insights to national newspapers, Sky Sports and BBC Radio 5 Live. His podcast series ‘Inside the Mind of Champions’ is a regular in the Apple Chart top 10 for Management.  He was also a speaker at the Drucker Forum alongside Simon Sinek.  

In today’s podcast episode #115, I’m joined by a former international cricketer and Senior Leadership Coach, Jeremy Snape.  We go on to discuss mental toughness in cricket, the pressures of playing at the international level in front of thousands of spectators, as well as looking at the relationship between sport performance and business. Enjoy tuning in!

Key Learning Points:

  • Our brains are built for safety, to keep us safe.
  • Being calm, patient and instinctive are skills that can be developed and help us perform to our maximum.
  • A “one ball at a time mentality” is helpful – focusing on making the next moment as high quality as we can.
  • Counting and breathing techniques can refocus our mind.
  • Consider setting transformational goals, to stretch yourself and others.

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Useful Podcasts

Ep042: Mark Bennett MBE – Characteristics of High Performance Athletes 

Ep072: Tom Jones – Mastering the Mental Side of Cricket

Ep091: Jarrod Leathem – How to Transfer Your Cricket Skills to Matches

For More Resources for Cricketers

Blog – Make Bowling Simple by Avoiding these 3 Common Mental Game Errors

Blog – 5 Tips if you fall into the TRYING TOO HARD TRAP when bowling

Blog – Mental Preparation for Bowlers in Cricket 

Blog – Being an Intelligent Batsman can be a Problem

Blog – Batting with a Quiet Mind



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David Charlton

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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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