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Why should sport psychology practitioners attend football medicine conferences?

Why should sport psychology practitioners attend football medicine conferences? Reflections on Isokinetic Medical Group Conference Football Medicine Outcomes – Are we winning? from a trainee sport and exercise psychologist.

Leeds Beckett Logo Kelly Butterworth

Serena Williams loss in the US Tennis Open: A stress and coping analysis

Stress levels from the pressure of competing in a major final, such as a grand slam in tennis, can be extremely high and even a small distraction can have significant detrimental consequences on an athlete´s performance, and potentially their well-being.  As an example, this week’s highlights on the US Open appeared to mainly focus on Serena Williams’s code violations during the women’s final.

England Expects: Getting an inside track on the pressure of expectations for the England team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

It’s only hours until England take the centre stage at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and English fans will be cheering on their nation, hoping for victory. As the team have been preparing for the World Cup, the number of media reports making reference to expectations around how they will perform have started to soar.

Dr Andrew Manley
Leeds Beckett Logo Helen Heaviside

Battle Back Centre Veterans' Courses

The Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre has developed a new 5-day residential course for veterans. The course is specifically focused on the needs of veterans, featuring many of the components of the highly regarded Multi Activity Course for serving personnel.


Coaching female athletes (Part 2) – Put the athlete first!

As described in my previous post on the carnegieXchange blog, I have recently moved into a role where, for the first time, I am providing S&C coaching to a group of high-performance female athletes. Part 1 of this reported information on the differences between male and female athletes, gathered to inform my practice in this role. This post is a reflection on how I modified my practice both in response to the research I’ve done and through what I have learnt through coaching the all-female group.

Leeds Beckett Logo Dr Jason Tee
Jason Tee

Coaching female athletes - What's really different?

It has been a momentous last few months in female sport, with a number of significant milestones achieved. The recent Rugby League World Cup hosted by Australia was the first to ensure equal provision for the male and female competitors regarding facilities, accommodation and medical support at an international tournament.

Leeds Beckett Logo Dr Jason Tee

Marathon running: a battle against both the body and the mind barrier

The big run is finally here, hours and miles of training completed and you have gels and trainers at the ready. Whilst a target time is in mind for completion, mostly you just want to complete it without premature exhaustion and without fatigue preventing you crossing the finish line. How do our bodies and minds execute this?

Evolution of Man

Plain lazy or efficiently evolved? The challenge of behaviour change

Most of us have a desire, or intention, to change our behaviour. Being more active, eating fewer biscuits and drinking less beer might be highly compelling for our happiness, or indeed vital for our health.

Leeds Beckett Logo Dr Stuart Flint
Leeds Beckett Logo Hannah Leahy