Why Performance Psychology

Here’s why performance psychology matters

The most common reason for poor performance in competitive situations is anxiety. That is why performance psychology is so important.

You can be the best coach with the best program and have the best athletes but if your athletes are too anxious before or during competition they won’t perform their best. It’s that simple.

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Anxiety can kill performance in many ways and some of those include:

  • Doubts about being good enough;
  • Fear of failure;
  • Worry about looking silly in front of the crowd;
  • Breaking down under the pressure to win;
  • Focusing on how good the opposition are;
  • Not having any belief in yourself or your team mates.

At RLCM we know it takes more than technical ability to be a great player, athlete, or even a great coach. You know your sport; now let us give you the edge with our specialised performance psychology courses for athletes and coaches.

Shayne Duncan, our performance psychology expert at RLCM, has produced sports psychology courses for both coaches and athletes to build their mental toughness and resilience so they can stand up to the pressures of competition and perform their best.

Our objective at RLCM is to become the leader in coaching education for Athletes and Coaches at all competitive levels of all sports in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom.

Whether you are a coach or athletes in any sport, our sports psychology course will guide you to be at your best when it matters most. Shayne Duncan, our performance psychology expert at RLCM, has worked with athletes and coaches in over 30 different sports including:

  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Squash and many more
  • Water skiing
  • Boxing

Our now extensive library is available to you, no matter where you live, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or anywhere else in the English-speaking world. Our courses are online and therefore available 24/7/365 when and wherever you need it. We have something for coaches and athletes at all levels of their career or their sport.

What you’ll get with our performance coaching courses

From the comfort of your home or while you’re on the go, hook up to the internet with your smartphone, tablet, or PC, and watch on-demand videos or join us on live webinars. Every month we release the latest edition of our long-running e-magazine ‘Coach Talk’ along with updated course materials. Our course library is archived and grows every month with new Case Studies and training added.

See our Resources page for a full list of what we can offer.

For private coaching in sports psychology, Contact Us any day of the week between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm (AEST).