Prevention is better than cure

While there is starting to be some change in the way that psychologists are used in sport, in my experience it is still predominantly in an attempt to ‘cure’ some specific performance issue. I find this approach interesting as, for most sports performers, that big final or opportunity comes along very infrequently. As a result, finding out that you were not good enough or couldn’t cope after the event is not particularly useful. Indeed for many individuals and teams who squan

Psychometrics and sport psychology

Increasingly sport psychologists are turning to a range of psychometric tools in order to understand clients better, to help clients to understand themselves, and to help leaders to better understand and connect with the people they are leading. Sport psychologists appear to be utilising some of the corporate tools that are available on the market. But, particularly for self-employed sport psychologists, deciding to use these tools can represent a significant investment to ge