Category Archives: Performance Coaching

The Key to Success in Sports and Life

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you are capable.” John Wooden, Basketball Hall of Fame player and coach During a 12-year period from … Continue reading

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Exam Tips

The sun attempts to break through the all too familiar clouds, the evenings get longer and the GAA All-Ireland Championships are only around the corner. It can only mean one thing to thousands of students throughout the Country – Exam … Continue reading

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Performance Anxiety

Stress and performance anxiety is a part of everyday life for athletes. The good news is that not all stress is bad stress. In the right amount, stress helps you focus better and achieve what you want. Stress can help … Continue reading

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Visualisation

Did you know that there are 4 parts of visualization that you can learn and practice to assure that you use this incredible power to its best advantage all the days of your life? How Often? The first aspect of … Continue reading

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Mental Training

To apply the skills you learn in practice to competition, you must to practice like you play. Your goal should be to make practice as close to competition as possible. You will be better able to relate the information you … Continue reading

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More Than Words

Pithy Quotes and Performance Building Solid Foundations for a Robust Mental Game Published on October 6, 2012 by Adam Naylor, EdD, CC-AASP in The Sporting Life Motivational slogans litter the sporting landscape. They adorn locker room walls. Ride on the … Continue reading

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Irish Olympian Expectations

The London Olympics have come and gone and as always our hopes and prayers were with all our Irish athletes across the various disciplines. Our ‘hopes and prayers’ are with them, but what is our expectation for them?   Very few people were anticipating … Continue reading

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