Brain In The Game Sport Mind Coaching Podcast
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
Brain in the Game - Sport Mind Coaching Podcast: Episode #67 -
Self Belief is a System not a feeling - hosted by Dave Diggle
2 days ago
Episode #67: Believe it or not athletes more than most tend to suffer with low self esteem and low self belief, which sounds bizarre when you think just how cocky they can appear on the outside. That is until you understand the 24/7 scrutiny they are constantly under today as they are expected to be always “available”. Beyond their sporting performances where they are publicly judged, categorised and ranked, they are also open to constant assessment of their comments, their actions and their beliefs via social media. With the liberation of information accessibility that the internet and social media brings, it also brings having to be “on” constantly. This can increases our awareness of being inside the “fish bowl” and the athlete mode 24hrs a day. This is manifesting a warped view of the athlete by the athlete as they become more externally referenced and less self assured. Check out this episode of Brain in the Game, where I help rebalance this by showing key strategies in building a sustainable self belief. If you enjoy this episode then check out http://www.smartmind.com.au for more information and checkout our Smart Mind Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SmartMindinstitute/ and keep up with our videos and athlete profiles. Enjoy this episode Dave Diggle Performance Mind Coach