Coaching can be stressful. While coaching manuals often talk about the different roles that coaches take on, this doesn’t really cover the complexity of the coaching role. At the end of the day, coaches are performers1.
Twitter is great. I mean, at first I thought it was an outlet for the self-indulgent, a way for people to let strangers know what they had for breakfast, or that they were annoyed at something on the TV. I kinda still think that’s what it is, but I’ve also started to realise how useful it is as a tool for sharing information. I’m constantly being directed to interesting articles that I otherwise wouldn’t normally come across or have time to look for myself.
Momentum. Or the perception of momentum. Does a change in momentum just come down to your ability to re-focus when things aren’t going your way?
As a basketball fan, I can honestly say that I’ve really enjoyed watching Great Britain compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Having both men’s and women’s teams there amongst the world’s best players has been good for British Basketball, and their performances have certainly been credible.
Hello there. I started this blog while watching the 2012 Olympic games. As a Psychologist, I was really impressed with the amount of attention that was given to the mental aspects of sport and the importance of psychology.
I suppose I decided to start writing down some of my thoughts and observations about the psychology of performance after watching the GB Basketball teams punch well above their weight, yet remain unable to close out some really close games (see my first post above). Anyway, these are just my thoughts. I hope you enjoy reading them.