It's not just athletes who need to be reflective, it is important the coaches ensure they are providing their athletes with an appropriate amount of feedback and communication which will contribute to their performance without undermining their focus on the task at hand. Read More
Performance, in any discipline, requires engagement. When we shift attention from the task at hand to something that may, or may not, happen in the future (winning/losing and the potential repercussions), we undermine our ability to perform in the moment. Read More
Warrick Wood is a lecturer of sport psychology at Massey University. He is currently teaching applied sport psychology and working towards his Ph.D.