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Join Sport Psychologist, Dan Abrahams, on The Sport Psych Show as he aims to demystify sport psychology for players, coaches and parents by speaking with some of the most influential people in sports performance today. Dan is on a mission to learn more about how sport psychology philosophies, tools and techniques positively impact participation, progression and performance in sport. He wants to learn more about how to drive participation – what motivational tools engage players and inspire people to play and stay in their sport. He wants to explore how players can progress quicker and more effectively – what is great practice and training? And how does learning in sport really happen? Finally, he wants to hear what his guests have to say about the psychology of performance – how do they think players can improve their ability to high perform consistently under pressure? Discover simple and practical tools and techniques by listening in to Dan’s conversations with elite competitors, sports coaches, sport scientists, and psychologists.

The Sport Psych Show Dan Abrahams

    • Sports
    • 4.6, 66 Ratings

Join Sport Psychologist, Dan Abrahams, on The Sport Psych Show as he aims to demystify sport psychology for players, coaches and parents by speaking with some of the most influential people in sports performance today. Dan is on a mission to learn more about how sport psychology philosophies, tools and techniques positively impact participation, progression and performance in sport. He wants to learn more about how to drive participation – what motivational tools engage players and inspire people to play and stay in their sport. He wants to explore how players can progress quicker and more effectively – what is great practice and training? And how does learning in sport really happen? Finally, he wants to hear what his guests have to say about the psychology of performance – how do they think players can improve their ability to high perform consistently under pressure? Discover simple and practical tools and techniques by listening in to Dan’s conversations with elite competitors, sports coaches, sport scientists, and psychologists.

    #97 Justine Siegal - Coaching Against the Odds

    #97 Justine Siegal - Coaching Against the Odds

    I am honoured to be joined by Justine Siegal in this episode. Justine was the first woman ever to coach professional baseball. Her experiences motivated her to change the landscape of gender inequality in baseball. She has a PhD in Sport Psychology and is founder of Baseball For All, which is a national non-profit organisation empowering girls to coach, play and lead. We speak about Justine’s experiences growing up playing a very male dominated sport and how they shaped her to become the coach she is toda

    • 52 min
    #96 Dr Christian Zepp - How Sport Psychology can Help Coaches

    #96 Dr Christian Zepp - How Sport Psychology can Help Coaches

    I am honoured to be joined by Dr Christian Zepp in this episode. Christian splits his time between lecturing at The German Sport University in Cologne and consulting as an applied sport psychologist. Christian obtained his PhD in sport sciences with a focus on sport psychology at the Institute of Psychology at The German Sport University. Christian has more than 20 years’ experience in high-performance sport and has worked in multiple sports,

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #95 Dr Andrew Abraham - Coach Development

    #95 Dr Andrew Abraham - Coach Development

    Andrew's research and consultancy work is recognised across the world. The impact of this work is seen within the International Sport Coaching Degree Standards, co-produced with the International Council for Coaching Excellence, academics from universities across continents and practitioners from International Coaching Federations. We speak about the biopsychosocial model; reductionism; the psychology of learning; how people learn.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #94 Lisa Alexander - Reflections on Developing a World-Class Winning Coaching Programme

    #94 Lisa Alexander - Reflections on Developing a World-Class Winning Coaching Programme

    I am honoured to be joined by Lisa Alexander in this episode. Lisa is one of the most successful coaches in Australian sport. Formerly a maths and physical education teacher, Lisa worked her way up from coaching under 10’s netball to become the Australian Diamonds Head Coach.

    We speak about Lisa’s long career as Head Coach of the Diamonds. How she went about establishing a true person-centred environment; the parallels between teaching and coaching and getting to know your team.

    • 48 min
    #93 Stephen Renwick - Exploring Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    #93 Stephen Renwick - Exploring Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    I’m excited to be joined by Stephen Renwick in this episode. Stephen is a sport psychology consultant, training through BASES as a probationary sport & exercise scientist specialising in psychology. He works with athletes in multiple sports and uses a framework called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Stephen also holds a senior world ranking for tennis. In this episode we speak in depth about ACT and Stephen takes us through how this framework is used can be used practice.

    • 49 min
    #92 Jennifer Lace - Integrating Sport Psychology into Your Coaching Process

    #92 Jennifer Lace - Integrating Sport Psychology into Your Coaching Process

    I have the pleasure of being joined by Jennifer Lace in this episode. Jennifer is Head of Sport Psychology and Personal Development at Nottingham Forest FC. Prior to her role at Forest, Jennifer worked at Burnley FC as Sport Psychology Practitioner and Lecturer.

    We talk about the road to becoming a sport psychologist and the path options that are available; how to get coaches on board with sport psychology; aiding a coach’s delivery and specific psychological approaches and models.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

MorganSFBT ,

Skilful interviewing. Practical takeaways

A fantastic range of guests provides rich food for thought. Dan’s relaxed interview style and laser-like questioning draws out all the salient points from his guests’ experience and practice. These podcasts cause me to reflect on my knowledge and practice. They are a fantastic resource for anyone working in sport, full-time or volunteer.

669194 ,

Superb

Always a brilliant listen. So informative and, at times,inspirational. Dan really gets the most from his guests who have offered a hugely varied range of experiences which serve to educate the listener. Fantastic.

Rhysalmighty ,

New perspective

A wonderfully eye-opening look into the psychology of athletes and sport.
Thank you Dan!

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