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Posted 11/09/2023 by DAVID CHARLTON

EP 200: How To Help Footballers Who Put Too Much Pressure On Themselves

David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors.  In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

Today I go on to discuss a very common challenge many football or soccer players find a problem.  It’s their focus, specifically when too much attention is placed on outcomes and results.  What then often happens is, football or soccer players then put too much pressure on themselves.  On the pitch, spectators or coaches will then notice a player who doesn’t assert him or herself on a game, someone who often hides in the background and doesn’t perform freely.  I also share some thoughts on how to overcome this inner battle.  Enjoy tuning in!

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