Helping Young Rugby Players Mentally Prepare Before Matches

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So your children would like to perform to their best but they put a lot of pressure on themselves before matches.  Does this sound familiar? I wonder do your children know how to mentally prepare before these matches? With the … Read More

How to Overcome Fear in Triathlon

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I’ve been fortunate to support a large number of triathletes who have experienced a range of psychological challenges with a common theme – FEAR.  Some of the following things were mentioned in our conversations: “I’m frightened at the start of … Read More

3 Tips to Help Children Enjoy Their Sport

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Parents are often in touch with me asking how they can support their children before, during and after competitive events and training sessions.  They invest a great deal of time and effort for their children in sport, making many sacrifices … Read More

Footballers are People, Like You and Me

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It has been well documented over the last few months about racial abuse directed at footballers.  Newspaper have discussed high profile footballers, like Raheem Sterling.  Talksport radio also interviewed Ebsfleet United goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore on his struggles. The sad disappearance and … Read More

Pre Match Tips for Parents

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As a parent, you are hugely invested in your children.  Right… And when competitive sport comes along emotions can sometimes go into overdrive. Before a match or competition, as a result it is very tempting to offer tips so that … Read More

Why Does my Son or Daughter lose Focus when Competing?

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“Come on son, concentrate”, “The game is passing you by”, “What are you doing?” are phrases used by sport parents and coaches frequently. How often do you here this or something similar? Often!! Let’s face it, though, most children playing … Read More

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