Brilliant Motivational Piece - Sports Psychology

Below are some brilliant podcast clips to listen to that include some fascinating stories.  The man speaking in these clips is Bill Beswick who has worked as a Sports Psychologist for England at international level, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forrest and FC Twente to name but a few.  The clips are short and really worthwhile listening to, there is some brilliant stuff here including stories from the Manchester United training ground and invaluable insight into what it takes to be a professional footballer.  A great share for aspiring coaches and footballers.  Enjoy!

 STORY 1:  Bill recalls what Roy Keane done to Denis Irwin during an 8 vs 8 possession game.

STORY 1:  Bill recalls what Roy Keane done to Denis Irwin during an 8 vs 8 possession game.

In the first story the importance of attitude and mentality is highlighted as Bill recalls watching an 8 vs 8 possession game on the Manchester United training ground. 

 STORY 2:  Deal with mistakes.

STORY 2:  Deal with mistakes.

Mistakes will make or break you.

 STORY 3:  Attitude.

STORY 3:  Attitude.

Bill tells stories about the three types of players he has seen in the professional game and which type makes it the most.

 STORY 4:  How United built mental toughness.

STORY 4:  How United built mental toughness.

A great story about a training routine by Manchester United during their time under Sir Alex Ferguson.

 STORY 5:  See the end goal and work backwards.

STORY 5:  See the end goal and work backwards.

You have to have a clear end goal and work backwards on the things you need to do to get their. 

 STORY 6:  You have to do it for yourself.

STORY 6:  You have to do it for yourself.

It has to come from you, it must be something you truly want to do.

 STORY 7:  David Beckham.

STORY 7:  David Beckham.

People mistake talent for hard work.  Listen to this brilliant story about David Beckham.

 STORY 8:  The good side of football.

STORY 8:  The good side of football.

Papers are quick to publish the negative football stories, rarely do we hear about the uplifting good in the game.