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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.

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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.

    #73 Bobby White - Helping Players Become Great Decision-Makers

    #73 Bobby White - Helping Players Become Great Decision-Makers

    In this episode, I’m joined by Bobby White. As National Performance Manager for England Handball, Bobby is responsible for creating and enhancing handball and personal development opportunities for players. A former player himself, Bobby captained Great Britain’s handball team at the London 2012 Olympics. Bobby holds his UEFA B license and has completed a Sports Science degree.

    We speak about Bobby’s playing days; what confidence feels like; gamification and self-determination theory.

    • 48 min
    #72 John O’Sullivan - How the World's Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams

    #72 John O’Sullivan - How the World's Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams

    I’m excited to have John O’Sullivan on this episode. John’s background as an athlete and coach led him to start the Changing the Game project with the mission to put the ‘play’ back into ‘play ball’ by providing parents and coaches with the information and resources they need to make sport a healthy, positive, and rewarding experience for their children. John has also written several books including his latest bestseller Every Moment Matters and it’s this book we mainly speak about during ou

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #71 Dr Jamie Barker - Thriving Under Pressure

    #71 Dr Jamie Barker - Thriving Under Pressure

    I’m excited to be speaking with Dr Jamie Barker in this episode. Jamie is a senior lecturer in sport psychology at Loughborough University. He has worked in sport psychology for the past 20 years, mostly in elite sport and predominantly in professional cricket and the Paralympics. Jamie also coordinates sport psychology provision across all the FA disability squads. Jamie has co-authored a fascinating research paper that examines the relationship between challenge and threat states and performance.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #70 Paula Reid – Adventure Psychology: Going Knowingly into the Unknown

    #70 Paula Reid – Adventure Psychology: Going Knowingly into the Unknown

    I’m delighted to be speaking with Paula Reid in this episode. Paula is a trainer, facilitator, coach, author and adventurer. Her adventuring has led her to sail around the world, ski to the South Pole and paddle the Srepok and Mekong rivers.
    Drawing from her experiences adventuring, as well as from her knowledge of positive psychology having completed her Masters in the discipline, Paula developed Adventure Psychology which aims to help leaders and organisations cope, survive and thrive.

    • 48 min
    #69 Dr Jonathan Fader - Coaching Athletes to be Their Best Part 2

    #69 Dr Jonathan Fader - Coaching Athletes to be Their Best Part 2

    I am speaking with Dr Jonathan Fader in this episode. Fader was Director of Mental Performance for the New York Giants and served as team psychologist for the New York Mets for nine seasons. He is a certified consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and a resource doctor for Major League Baseball’s Rookie Development Program. Fader co-authored the fantastic 'Coaching Athletes to be Their Best: Motivational Interviewing in Sports' along with last weeks' guest Prof Stephen Rollnick.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #68 Prof Stephen Rollnick - Coaching Athletes to be Their Best Part 1

    #68 Prof Stephen Rollnick - Coaching Athletes to be Their Best Part 1

    I have the pleasure of speaking with Prof Stephen Rollnick in this episode. Stephen provides consultancy, mentorship and training on the subjects of motivation, change, teamwork and Motivational Interviewing (MI) of which he is a co-founder.
    Stephen is a clinical psychologist and an Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine in Cardiff University. He has co-authored the brilliant book Coaching Athletes to be Their Best: Motivational Interviewing in Sports & it’s this book we mainly focus

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

Rhysalmighty ,

New perspective

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

practitioner1 ,

Great guests with great ideas

Really good set of guests only feedback would for the presenter to talk less sometimes it feels like it’s about them rather than the guest.

crannj ,

Great content

Fantastic content and has really helped me with overcoming my demons with regard to my sport (triathlon).
Only criticism would be sound quality of the host’s set up!

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