Brain In The Game Sport Mind Coaching Podcast
By Dave Diggle: Professional Sport Mind Coach, Author and Speaker
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Brain in the Game explores the mental aspect of training and competing at an elite level of sport. Traditionally, we’re all very aware of the role of a physical coach, people who work with the bodies of athletes. Mind coaching focuses on the brain and the cognitive area of an athlete, working with them on their strategies, their structure and their emotional welfare. Brain in the Game is designed specifically for athletes, coaches, parents and crew as we unpack and understand what it takes to thrive as an elite athlete. In each episode we will examine a different facet of sport from the perspective of the mind; covering interviews with some of the top athletes on the circuit and asking them what’s working for them now and what they’re looking at doing in the future. We’re talk to coaches and gain a better understanding of the changing face of professional coaching. We also delve into biomechanics and understand the different dynamics of the integration of those in professional sport. Some of the techniques discussed will be time tested and others will be cutting edge. Brain In The Game provides a practical insight to the mental mind-field that is elite sport and demonstrates how a strong mental programme can make all the difference to an athlete’s results.
||BITG 069: Re-thinking the Blame Game||Whose fault was it, really? When things are going well and athletes are winning, people love to take the credit. However, when things fall over, those same people are very quick to play the “Blame Game”. “It wasn’t my fault… they didn’t giv||10 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||BITG 068: Do I Fit the Selectors Mould, or do I Create My Own Style?||Who are you playing for? It’s an age-old conundrum for elite and professional athletes, “Do I change who I am and how I play to fit the mould of the selectors current criteria OR do I back my own unique skills and become the player I know I can be?||6 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||BITG 067: Self-Belief is a System, Not a Feeling – Building Sustainable Self-Belief||Believe it or not, athletes – more than others – tend to suffer with low self-esteem and low self-belief. This sounds bizarre when you think just how cocky they can appear on the outside. That is, until you understand the 24/7 public scrutiny they||7 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||BITG 066: An Athletes Guide to Managing Your Brain – 4 Steps to Beat Mental Fatigue||Every athlete gets fatigued. Heck! We train hard, we push ourselves to the limits and beyond – so it’s no surprise we become physically fatigued. However, there is a BIG difference between physical fatigue and mental fatigue.||24 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||BITG 065: Three Steps To Effective Performance Preparation||A performance limerick from Dublin, Ireland. The second in our series of podcasts on the global tour, this week coming from Dublin. As the internal and external pressures of performing becomes imminent we “can” be influenced to begin to doubt our ow||25 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||BITG 064: The Perils Of Diving For The Line – A Message From Tokyo||Taking Your Eye Off The Ball As the end of many athletes seasons approaches and we begin to think about putting our feet up for a few weeks well earned rest, we can “almost” be forgiven for taking our eye off the ball and thinking about getting to t||13 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||BITG 063: Control of your performance – Controlling what you can control and letting go of what you cannot||Our sense of “Control” or at the very least our sense of taking steps in “controlling” our environment, our preparation and our performance is a core “Need” as an athlete, we need to know what we are doing is the best that we can,||31 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||BITG 062: 5 Steps To Handling Big Competition Pressure – How To Value Every Performance||As we settle into the 2016 Rio Olympics and we are consumed by the spectacle that is the summer games, we turn our focus to the best of the best, those flawless performances, smashed world and olympic records and the apparent super-human performances o.||7 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||BITG 061: Controlling your performance outcomes with a 3 legged stool||Effectively managing your thoughts, feelings and actions. When things don’t go the way you planned with your performance, what triggers it for you? I mean, what REALLY triggers it for you, specifically? Is it a negative thought that grows from a passi||5 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||BITG 060: Recognising Your Performance Patterns||Understanding how your behavioural patterns influence your performance, your mindset, your choices and your outcomes. Humans are hardwired to recognise patterns from our earliest moments – our parents faces, objects in the trees,||6 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
After listening to Daves podcasts, it has made me rethink the way I approach my mental game in my sport. Worth the download and cant wait for more.