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Developing Mindsets

Ignite positive behaviours, inspire behaviour change and build resilience

To develop mindsets: 

  • Understand that different people have different reasons for taking part in sport or physical activity. Everyone you coach is an individual and it’s crucial to ensure your sessions have been designed to work for them.  
  • Support people to overcome their anxieties and concerns and boost self-worth and self-efficacy. Building confidence can be the key to long-term engagement! 
  • Create the best coaching environment for the people you coach. The right conditions – including environment and social factors – can boost motivation. 
  • Get to grips with the concept of behaviour change. You’re perfectly placed to encourage positive behaviour change and promote long-term active habits. 
  • Develop an understanding of how psychology influences athletic performance, and the crucial role of the mind in keeping people interested and working towards personal goals. 
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Developing Mindsets


Confidence is key! Support people to overcome their anxieties and boost self-worth


Understand what contributes to motivation to encourage commitment and drive


Insight into mental skills and integrating methods to develop them into your sessions

Free Resource Picks

Reducing Physical Inactivity (Part 1)

The first animation in our 'Reducing Physical Inactivity' series on the meaning of physical activity

The 'C' System of Coaching Children

The 'C' System is a holistic coaching model that supports the development of the whole child

Behaviour Change: Providing Meaningful Feedback

Some quick tips on using feedback as a strategy to change behaviour

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Sport Psychology Toolkit

Helps coaches understand how to develop a more flexible, adaptive and resilient mindset that will drive participants to achieve their potential. Includes 24 downloadable activities to use with your participants.

Developing Young Players' Mental Skills

Practical evidence-based tool that helps you integrate the development of mental skills into your training sessions

Creating an Empowering Coaching Environment

Dr Paul Appleton from the University of Birmingham provides an initial introduction to Empowering Coaching principles

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Key Skills

Empowering People

Develop practical skills and strategies to empower the people you coach, key to helping them realise their potential


Managing Behaviour

Build up a selection of appropriate, measured intervention tactics to manage disruptive and inspire positive behaviour


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