Brain in the Game explores the mental aspect of training and competing at an elite level of sport.
Traditionally, we’re all very aware of the role of a physical coach, people who work with the bodies of athletes.
Mind coaching focuses on the brain and the cognitive area of an athlete, working with them on their strategies, their structure and their emotional welfare.
Brain in the Game is designed specifically for athletes, coaches, parents and crew as we unpack and understand what it takes to thrive as an elite athlete.
In each episode we will examine a different facet of sport from the perspective of the mind; covering interviews with some of the top athletes on the circuit and asking them what’s working for them now and what they’re looking at doing in the future.
We’re talk to coaches and gain a better understanding of the changing face of professional coaching.
We also delve into biomechanics and understand the different dynamics of the integration of those in professional sport.
Some of the techniques discussed will be time tested and others will be cutting edge. Brain In The Game provides a practical insight to the mental mind-field that is elite sport and demonstrates how a strong mental programme can make all the difference to an athlete’s results.
BITG 075: Team Culture – Building a Successful Culture in Your Team
Much is made of the importance of a team culture when it comes to success – it is often touted as the secret sauce to a team’s results. In fact, Sir Alex Ferguson, former Manchester United Football Manager (soccer) would often cite his team dynamic as their secret. There have been a number of examples […]
BITG 074: Cycle of Performance – When is the right time to improve, to perform, or to recover?
By taking a deep look at the typical yearly cycle most athletes traditionally follow, we uncover the hidden mental and emotional minefield athletes unknowingly put themselves through every year: The pre-season The start of season The mid-to-end of season, and The (much-awaited) post-season So in this episode, we unpack what is often ‘willingly’ done to self-sabotage […]
BITG073: Effective Emotional Management – Where to put your emotion to springboard you forward with purpose and control
Where to put your emotion to springboard you forward with purpose and control. Where you choose to focus your emotions will dictate the quality and consistency of your performance. So in this episode of Brain in the Game, we look closely at the importance of our emotions when learning and retaining new skills, and importantly, […]
BITG072: Sustainable Performance – 4 Key Frames to Optimise Our Own Unique Characteristics
How to set sustainable objectives and goals, and 4 Key Frames necessary to consistently perform successfully. PLUS A limited time special offer for our podcast listeners with our FREE video series: The Performance Framework – see here for details. In the previous episode (Episode #71) of Brain in the Game we looked at WHY we […]
BITG 071: Pre-Season Goal Setting – 5 Key Steps to Staying on Track
Good intentions are not good enough. Statistically, they say the third Monday of the new year is traditionally one of our mentally darkest days for modern society, as we realise those New Years resolutions that we made with all good intentions have already slipped. Our plans of glory fly out the window before they even […]
BITG 070: Mental Blocks and how we can better deal with them – FOREVER
Almost every coach will understand the frustration and pain that comes from an athlete being mentally and emotionally paralysed by a mental block. That uncharacteristic derailing and shuddering halt of a normally calm, in control and capable athlete by what can only be described as an irrational FEAR – be it a block around a […]
After listening to Daves podcasts, it has made me rethink the way I approach my mental game in my sport. Worth the download and cant wait for more.