Actively involved with talent development in elite sport environments for over ten years, we've worked directly with athletes on structured academy pathways in the following sports:
Track & Field
Our knowledge of sport psychology principles has been accrued through applied coaching work with athletes, and also research-based study. Some of our published work is in the following areas:
An exploration of psychosocial competencies in elite youth talent development environments. 13th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science; Lisbon, Portugal
The individualisation and multi-faceted nature of pre-performance routines in elite track athletes. 13th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science; Lisbon, Portugal
Youth talent development environments: triangulation of the opinions of athletes, coaches, and parents. BASES Annual Conference; Brunel University, United Kingdom
Our focus is on the application of mental skills training and sport psychology within motorsport, as although sport science and driver preparation are now a key consideration for teams, this still tends to focus on the physical side rather than mental readiness. With young drivers being ever pushed to more rapidly progress through the junior formula, our expertise in development through talent pathways can ensure that as well as drivers performing to their best ability, their progression is appropriate and furnishes ongoing enjoyment of the sport even at the highest level of competition.
Research within sport psychology shows that there are a wide range of factors that can influence young athletes’ effective progression through talent development environments. The importance of psychological skills and the way in which they are developed is pivotal in the manner in which athletes are able to successfully or unsuccessfully manage these transitions in their sporting lives. High level races can create a multitude of distracting factors that a driver may not have experienced before, and which training in a simulator or non-competitive test sessions can not fully replicate. Our aim is to train and prepare you to use mental skills on your own and ensure that these factors do not impact your race weekend.
With experience of endurance-based fitness coaching, we're strong believers in the benefits of a rounded program of cross-training for racing drivers, addressing specific areas such as heat tolerance, decision-making under fatigue and the ability to endure high heart rate zones for a prolonged period of time. Alongside the effective application of mental skills, we can support your capacity to perform to your absolute best ability in every session, every weekend, every season.