Category Archives: Sports Psychology

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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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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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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Driving For Goals

    I have just seen a really honest and inspiring interview with Dame Kelly Holmes on the television. From an outsider looking in at Kelly Holmes, you imagine she is living the dream and could sit back and relax … 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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Sport – Why Does It Control Us?

As a Performance Coach and Sports Psychologist, I am fascinated by people’s passion, dedication and sometimes all engulfing emotions towards their favourite sport. Some individuals get engrossed in any sport once their focus is drawn to it. I am not … Continue reading

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