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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 p ...
 
Sharing insights and opinions on coaching and the sport in general, The Coaching Journey helps connect those interested in shaping the future of the beautiful game! Whether you are a coach, a player, or a parent, you will find something useful in the discussion! Continue the discussion! On Facebook: The Coaching Journey On Twitter @TheCoachJourney
 
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In this episode I speak with Dr Kieran File. Kieran is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at University of Warwick. Kieran’s main interest is in language use in high performance sporting contexts. Kieran is also director of Reactive Sports Media which offers research informed media training and advice for professional sports players, sporti…
 
This week I’m delighted to speak to Lindsey Hamilton. Lindsey is Head of Mental Conditioning at IMG Academy where she leads, develops, and facilitates a team of 12 mental conditioning coaches that oversees the mental skills development of over 1,100 student-athletes across eight sports. She also leads the IMG Institute through developing and delive…
 
I am delighted to be joined by Dr Mike Ashford and Dr Loel Collins in this episode. Both Mike and Loel lecture at Edinburgh University. Loel is the Programme Director for MSc Performance Coaching and Development and Mike lectures in Sports Coaching and Performance. They are also both coach developers at Grey Matters, a company specialising in perfo…
 
In this week’s episode I’m delighted to be joined by Kevin Smith, Dr Con Burns and Dr Ed Coughlan. We discuss a new paper Kevin, Con, Ed, and a number of other authors have written entitled “How to coach: A review of theoretical approaches for the development of a novel coach education framework”. The article reviews literature relating to theoreti…
 
In this episode I speak with chartered occupational psychologist, Sarah Broadhead. Sarah is Director and founder of Broadhead Performance which aims to give individuals and organisations in sport and business the insight, skills and support they need to perform and thrive. She has worked in a range of sports including GB Taekwondo, British Swimming…
 
I speak with Blaine McKenna in this episode. Blaine is a UEFA A soccer coach, former academy director and author. Having completed his Masters is Sport Psychology, Blaine started to incorporate mental skills into his coaching curriculum and has taken his brand of coaching all over the globe from Kuwait to Thailand. Taken from his experiences coachi…
 
This week I’m delighted to speak to Prof Joe Baker. Joe is the Head of the Lifespan Performance Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, at York University, Canada. Previously Joe has held visiting researcher/professor positions in the Carnegie Research Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University UK, Victoria University, Australia…
 
This week I’m delighted to speak to Dr Nicky Keay. Nicky is an Exercise Endocrinologist and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at University College London. Previously, Nicky was a Research Fellow in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University. Nicky is a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine…
 
I speak with Dr Julie Johnston and Joseph Stanford in this episode. Julie is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. Her research focuses on behavioural, social and environmental influences on children and adolescent psychosocial development, health and wellbeing. Both her PhD and current research has focuse…
 
This week I’m delighted to speak to Martin Erikstad. Martin is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Agder in Norway. His areas of interest are coaching, transformational leadership, talent development and youth sport. Martin played soccer to an elite level in Norway before moving into an academic career. Martin completed his Masters …
 
In this episode I’m delighted to speak with Dr Ross Wadey and Dr Melissa Day, Ross is a Professor in Sport Psychology at St Mary’s University. Ross’s research is at the forefront of advancing knowledge in areas including psycho-social-cultural considerations in the prevention of, and recovery from, sport injury and multilevel learning following adv…
 
I'm delighted to speak with Dr Matthew Scott, Prof Paul Holmes and Dr David Wright in this episode. Matt is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia in the School of Kinesiology. Matt investigates the effect of dyad practice - training with a partner - on motor learning. His interests are in combined (and independent) ac…
 
This week I’m delighted to speak to Adam Commens. Adam is the High Performance Director of the Belgium Hockey Federation. Adam is a former player himself, having represented the Australian Men’s National Field Hockey Team at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, where they won a bronze medal. After his playing days, Adam moved into various coaching …
 
In this episode I’m delighted to speak with Marketa Simova and Richard Simpson. Marketa is a PhD researcher at Sheffield Hallam University. Marketa’s research explores the mental health and well-being of high-performance coaches. Her role involves wide literature searches and interviewing with subsequent data analysis. Marketa also supports teachin…
 
I'm honoured to speak with Peter Moores and Chris Marshall in this episode. Peter is a former first-class cricketer who played for the England Cricket Team. Peter moved into coaching and was the head coach of the men's England cricket team twice. He was the performance director at the National Academy for England and has coached at three different …
 
I’m delighted to speak to Dr Tom Mitchell this week. Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University. Tom’s research interest is in the lived experiences of youth and professional footballers and how organisational culture in professional football influences the development of their Identity. Tom has over 10 years of engageme…
 
I'm delighted to speak with Steafan Deery and Dr Kyle Paradis in this episode. Steafan is completing his PhD on Leadership and Team Dynamics at Ulster University. He is also a PE lecturer at the School of Sport at Ulster University. Steafan's PhD examines coach leadership, particularly transformational leadership and social identity leadership. His…
 
In this episode I welcome back Professor Nicola Hodges. This time Nikki is joined by Dr Keith Lohse. Nikki is a Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver in the School of Kinesiology. She runs the Motor Skills Laboratory at UBC where she studies the mechanisms of motor skill learning. Her research focuses on processes involve…
 
I speak with Michael Passaportis and Dr Daniel Brown in this episode. Michael is a lecturer at the University of Sussex in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is also completing his doctoral research at the University of Portsmouth. Michael’s research is centred on exploring the interconnectivity of human excellence and well-being within multidimensi…
 
I’m delighted to speak to Dr Leisha Strachan this week. Leisha is a Professor and is serving as Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba. Leisha’s research is focused on positive youth development through sport and she is interested in exploring positive co…
 
I’m delighted to speak to Dr Emma Mosley this week. Emma is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology in the Department of Sport Science and Performance at Solent University, Southampton. Emma completed her BSc in Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences and went on to complete her PhD at Bournemouth University. Emma is an active researcher within psycho…
 
This week I’m delighted to speak to Prof Andrew Lane. Andy is a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist, a Chartered Sport Psychologist registered with the HCPC, and a Professor at the University of Wolverhampton. Andy completed his undergraduate, Masters degree and PhD before becoming a lecturer at Brunel University. He then moved to the Uni…
 
I’m delighted to speak to Prof Elaine Fox this week. Elaine is the Head of School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. Prior to that Elaine was at The University of Oxford for 12 years where, up until very recently, she ran a research lab and team. Elaine’s background is in cognitive psychology. More recently she has undertaken research aro…
 
Something a bit different for this 200th episode of The Sport Psych Show. This week I speak to Trevor Whyte. Trevor has worked in hospitals as a Respiratory Therapist since 2006 having spent time on the frontline, on various projects and in leadership. Dealing with airway management and critical care taught him the importance of high functioning te…
 
I’m delighted to speak to Dr Alexander T. Latinjak this week. Alexander is an Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Suffolk. In his youth, Alexander was a high-level tennis player who travelled the world pursuing his sports career. After retiring from tennis Alexander studied psychology at the University of Barce…
 
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