Sleep and sports performance

How does sleep impact your sports performance? While working with athletes I am always telling them that the little things mean a lot. That it is not just one thing you will do that will make the difference but a combination of many smaller things. One of those...

Mental Skills Coach: The power of you

As a mental skills coach my job is about helping clients to uncover what is already within themselves. To pull it out of them and help them to learn to trust their inner voice over the negative messages or pressure they receive on a daily basis. I just had a...

Sport Psychology: Active Awareness

When people come in for sport psychology coaching, one of the first things I tell my clients is that there is one skill that needs to be learned before anything else. Active awareness is the first skill that needs to be developed because without awareness you will...

Sports Psychology and other pursuits

I often get asked by people if the principles behind sport psychology and working with athletes can also apply to other areas, such as life or business. The answer is always yes! Sport psychology is the study of human performance, and the principles that are applied...

Guide to sports mental training for parents

I work a lot with youth athletes on sports mental training for high performance and I am often asked by parents how they can support their child to get the most out of their athletic experience. A big part of the work I do is helping to educate what kids are looking...

Myths of the Uncoachable Athlete

No matter the sport the term uncoachable athlete will arise, meaning that no matter the coach, the approach or techniques used to help a player, they simply can not and will not change their ways. While some players are definitely easier to coach than others, there...