The recent highly publicised scandal regarding some of the top-brass at the world’s football governing body FIFA got us thinking about the pressure of an increasingly profit-driven, politicised and commercialised sports arena on an athlete’s mental state. Words like “match-fixing”, “team politics”, “corruption” and "doping" immediately spring to mind.Read More
People say there is no “I” in “Team”, but that can be a big mistake to make or perhaps just a naïve mentality to adopt. A team, any team, is made up of a group of individual’s after-all. In this blog post we take a glimpse into the dynamics of a team consisting of unique individuals with unique skill-sets, and how performance & sports psychology brings them together as an effective team with the goal of enhanced performance potential!Read More
How much of a role does confidence play in a one-on-one matchup? Can an individual athlete be too confident? How much ego is enough ego? With the Mayweather VS Pacquiao fight behind us we reflect on what went down and attempt to answer some of these questions in this blog-post.
Looking back on the #FightoftheCentury, we must admit we’re secretly disappointed with the result. As good as Mayweather is, we would have loved to have seen him taken down a peg, and Pacquiao seemed like the perfect man for the job...Read More
How do we channel the buildup leading up to a big clash? Well, the answer’s not that simple since there are a million different approaches, some proven and some hotly contested. In this post we take a look at two of these distinct mindsets leading up to the Floyd Mayweather VS Manny Pacquiao fight tomorrow, and try to understand how they will influence these two great athletes’ performance when the big moment arrives.Read More
In this post we take a look at Jordan Spieth’s recent record-breaking win in the US Masters at Augusta - and explore what it takes to tackle an extended challenge and overcome all the odds.
So, just to get the proverbial ball rolling, here’s something interesting to mull over before you start reading: Jordan Spieth was only 21 when he won the US Masters on Sunday at a very challenging Augusta. He took the lead from Day 1 of the competition making him only the fifth winner to ever do so,Read More
Winning and losing. Often it seems like that’s all there is. Results are read out in assembly, posted on websites and in newsletters, “the U14A’s won 5-2”. But we all know that there’s more to it than that. We tend to value some victories more than others, and even some defeats more than some victories. We intuitively understand that results aren’t always the best measures of success in sport. Yet somehow we still place so much emphasis on them.Read More