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In his 2013 book 'Serve to Win', Djokovic explains that he practices mindfulness meditation for 15 minutes every day. Mindfulness is a way of paying atte. Tai Chi, Strength Training, Psychology, Tennis, Health Fitness, Exercise, Yoga, News, Athletes

Djokovic's New Tennis Psychology

In his 2013 book 'Serve to Win', Djokovic explains that he practices mindfulness meditation for 15 minutes every day. Mindfulness is a way of paying atte...

Motivation: Get into the “Flow” with Music in Sport and Exercise – The Sport In Mind – Sport Psychology Fitness Tips, Fitness Motivation, How To Get Motivated, Best Diets, Sport Girl, Nice Body, Fails, Mindfulness, Sporty

Motivation: Get into the “Flow” with Music in Sport and Exercise

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Making the most of training sessions in Football - BelievePerform - The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website

Players, who graduate from Premier League Youth Academies that gain professional contracts at the age of 16, are likely to have spent 10 years playing the sport, made up of around 15 hours per week, 700 a year and over 7000 hours in practice activities, with the aim of improving performance. Are coaches providing their […]

How a Coach’s Pedagogical Philosophy Impacts the Intrinsic Motivation of Athletes - BelievePerform - The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website Intrinsic Motivation, Philosophy, Psychology, Identity, Running, Sports, Athletes, Confidence, Articles

How a Coach’s Pedagogical Philosophy Impacts the Intrinsic Motivation of Athletes - BelievePerform - The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website

Intrinsic motivation can be defined as “engaging in an activity for itself and for the pleasure and satisfaction derived from participation” (Vallerand, 2004). The coach’s ability to intrinsically motivate players is crucial for long term athlete development, in regards to facilitating performance, providing a positive experience, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. The pedagogic setting that […]

What is Sport Psychology? - BelievePerform - The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website Psychology, Articles, Sports, Psicologia, Hs Sports, Psych, Sport

What is Sport Psychology? - BelievePerform - The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website

This may seem to be a strange question, surely its obvious what sport psychology is? Not so, as even though it has been around for a few decades now, it is still massively misunderstood and may be even cause fear in some people. As normally happens when people fear or fail to understand something, they […]

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Overcoming fear in Sport: Creating a mastery environment - BelievePerform - The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website

This article discusses the interventions that can be put in place to help performers to adopt a healthier attitude towards their sport. It follows on from a previous article ‘Motivation & Fear of Failure’ (February Articles) which discussed performers’ goal orientations, these being either dominantly task, or ego orientated. As research points out being highly […]

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Achieving flow in sport - BelievePerform - The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website

“Apparently you just run for an extended period of time”. So goes one of the famous quotes of the noughties on the topic of jogging (soft j, anyone?). Ron Burgundy had a clear disdain for such an activity. The activity could hardly have been less valued by him. And though a likely throwaway line in […]

The mechanisms underlying imagery in sport - BelievePerform - The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website Ennis Hill, Jessica Ennis, Old Adage, Rugby World Cup, Olympic Games, Psychology, Things To Come, Articles, Fantasy

Blocked versus random practice in skill acquisition - BelievePerform - The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website

We have all heard the old adage of “practice makes perfect”… maybe even “perfect practice makes perfect”. But there is something about the way that we practice skills that matters when it comes to skill transfer and long-term retention. For years researchers have known that skills can be learned through either blocked practice or random […]