Peak Performance

Elevate your understanding of athlete performance with our Peak Performance webinar series, where our sport researchers discuss topics like the psychology of team dynamics, the impact of stress and motivation on athletic performance, and common myths around elite sports coaching, all to help you unlock peak potential.

Guilt as a motivator: Is there a better way?

It’s common for people to struggle with fading motivation, eventually quitting and suffering mentally. But this need not be the case. In this 30-minute webinar, senior lecturer and active researcher, Dr Anthony Miller, takes you through the relationship between our beliefs, motivation and health, with a focused look at why guilt shouldn't be a motivating factor to exercise.

Supporting athletes through the junior-to-senior transition

The step-up from junior to senior level in sport is acknowledged as being one of the most challenging sporting career transitions often resulting in athlete drop-out. In this webinar, Dr Karla Drew will look at key factors that impact transitions and share practical recommendations to support athletes through the move from junior-to-senior athlete.

The New Psychology of Leadership and Team Dynamics

Explore the most up-to-date insights into the psychology of leadership and team dynamics with Chartered Psychologist and active researcher, Professor Matt Slater. Gain practical strategies for fostering team culture, tips to develop psychological connections for performance and understand the power of a “we” and “us” focussed culture.

Why does stress influence sporting performance (and how can we lessen its impact?)

Stress is ever present in sport, and the way in which it is experienced can be the difference between success and failure. Join avid sports enthusiast and active researcher, Dr Andrew Wilkinson, to explore how the mind and body interact during stress, how this interaction impacts performance and how we can enhance performance with more efficient stress responses.

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