Rugby Psychologist

A sport psychologist working with rugby players works to the needs of each player. Each player differs in his or her needs and the stage of development. Great players in the game from Brian O Driscoll to Dan Carter committed many hours each day to hone the skills necessary to excel on the pitch. Rugby players, like all other people, juggle many demands yet often lack the coping skills to do their best when it matters most. I encourage you to help yourself by learning psychological skills to manage the challenges you face on and off the pitch. Here are a selection of those skills:

  • Developing motivation
  • Setting goals to succeed
  • Practising to win
  • Developing confidence
  • Developing concentration
  • Dealing with pressure
  • Coping with mistakes

If you consider that excellence depends upon maximising your potential then addressing each piece of the success jigsaw seems sensible. In this success jigsaw, we see at least 5 components: PHYSICAL, MENTAL, TECHNICAL, TACTICAL and LIFESTYLE. Which of these components do you need to improve?

Our work together addresses the mental and lifestyle pieces of the jigsaw. I shall help you to coach yourself to be your best.