If you’ve reached the point where you’d like some sport psychology support, the first step is to find an accredited sport psychologist. An accredited practitioner is someone who has completed rigorous training through a ‘governing body’ such the British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES) or the British Psychological Society (BPS). They are practitioners who adhere to high standards and work under their governing body’s code of conduct.
So where do you look?
Word of Mouth
When searching for a sport psychologist, you may be able to get recommendations from people
If you’re thinking about a career in sport psychology then I don’t blame you! Working in sport psychology is a fantastic career path with multiple opportunities in a range of sports. Since I became an accredited practitioner, I’ve enjoyed working with athletes from grassroots to elite. It’s a rewarding role and every experience is different. Still interested? Read on for my four steps to get you into the profession.
1 – Choose your Accreditation Route
Before we start, I should clarify a couple of things. Firstly, I’m talking about how to become
When we first think about the term ‘disruption’ we might automatically think of its negative connotation. If someone disrupts what you’re doing it can be annoying, frustrating and prevent you from achieving whatever it was that you were doing. Disruption is akin to an interruption:
“Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process”
However, causing disruptions in sport can have some fantastic positive effects, be it technical, tactical or psychological.
HOW DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO RESULTS IN A NEW TECHNIQUE
If you follow athletics you’ll probably be aware of high jumpers using