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 #62 - 5 steps in how to handle big competition pressure - hosted by Dave Diggle
The 5 steps in how to handle big competition pressure and how to value every performance: Episode #62: As we settle into the 2016 Rio Olympics and we are consumed by the spectacle that is the summer games and as we turn our focus to the best of the best, those flawless performances, smashed world and olympic records and the apparent super human performances of these athletes. Lets take a closer look at how to get to this pinnacle of performance and what we can do to better secure our place in sporting success. Human nature is that we remember like a news reel, we remember the peaks of the highs, those world records falling, those close calls at the line and we recall those depths of underachievement, those heart wrenching fails, falls and stumbles. Whereas reality and statistically the vast majority of performers will not win an Olympic medal, nor perform at their best… And in part that is because on the day they did not perform the way they had trained! This can be because of nerves, dealing with pressure or not bringing what they have done in training onto the world stage due to confidence issues or playing it too safe. This is typically not because of a lack of talent, rather a human flaw in preparation. In this episode of Brain in the Game we will look at 5 training techniques that can embed into you, the athlete a better mental and emotional framework that better prepares you for those high pressure performance and allows you to bring your A game, every game. So grab a pen and paper and take notes as we jump into a Rio Olympic special Brain in the Game. If you enjoy this episode then check out http://www.smartmind.com.au for more information on our 2016 schedule and checkout our Smart Mind Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SmartMindinstitute/ and keep up with our videos and athlete profiles. Enjoy the episode Dave Diggle Professional Mind Coach