Mood State and Performance

Can mood state really affect performance on the field of play in sport? Can feeling happy, sad, anxious, angry or...

Recovery Strategies for Athletes

Ensuring athletes are prepared in the most optimal condition to perform is a huge challenge for coaches and athletes alike....

Burnout – A Consequence of More Than Just Physical Stress

Athlete burnout is generally defined as a cognitive–affective syndrome comprised of emotional and physical exhaustion, a reduced sense of accomplishment,...

The Relative Age Effect

The race to produce the next biggest star in sport is a continuous process within professional sport. It’s commonplace to...

Heart Rate Variability – Why measure it?

In view of observations of stress-associated variation in HRV and existing neurobiological evidence, HRV may be used as an objective...

Growth vs Fixed Mindset

A Growth Mindset can help you be the best

For anyone involved in sport, as an athlete, coach, commentator or fan, the concept of talent is almost always the...

Benefits of a positive mindset

No matter what level they are competing at, all athletes will suffer from some element of self-doubt. From the novice...

Mental well-being is just as important as physical well-being

Mental-health challenges are becoming the norm rather than the exception for many student athletes. Today’s coaches need to be aware...

The importance of ‘knowing your athletes’

It used to be the case that success in sport was based mostly on natural talent, but as competition developed,...

Making it in elite sport

Across the globe there are millions of young athletes who are dedicating themselves to making the grade in their chosen...

Can Sleep Improve Your Performance?

Sleep is simply not valued in our 24/7 society. We treat it as a luxury and it’s a necessity. If...

How the body uses energy

The first law of thermodynamics is known as the ‘Law of Conservation of Energy’ and it states that energy cannot...

The role of the college coach

Guest Author: Kari Thompson I’m on a break from collegiate coaching. Do I miss coaching college volleyball? Yes. I miss...

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