Australian Sport

How to deal with negative teammates

So you’ve been practicing your mental toughness techniques, learning how to stay focused rather than being distracted by negative thoughts, and you’ve even gotten a handle on how to stay positive when you or your team are not winning. Great! You’re ahead of the curve and are setting yourself up for peak performance. The nature…

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Five steps to believing in yourself

If you have big dreams for your athletic career, it’s essential that you believe in yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re an all-star with a great record or an underweight newcomer with far less experience than the rest of your team, self-confidence has the power to propel you further than your physical abilities alone and…

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New funding a winner for Victoria sports clubs

Over 150 sporting clubs across Victoria will be supported to meet the explosion in demand for grassroots women’s sport thanks to more than $440,000 in health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Active Club Grants funding. The funding will help local sport clubs across Victoria deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get active, as well as…

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How to overcome pre-performance fears in sports

If you’ve ever performed in any event where expectations, judgment, and the potential for failure were on the line, then it’s likely you’ve experienced some performance fears. It’s that feeling of being jittery, uncertain, having difficulty staying calm or focusing your mind, sweating, being sick in the stomach, and various other physical and mental discomforts…

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Aussie grassroots clubs urged to combat match-fixing and doping

Junior clubs in Queensland, Australia must take precautions against match-fixing and doping, a leading sports corruption expert has said. Dr Sarah Kelly who is also director of the Brisbane Lions has spoken of ‘extraordinary’ conditions inside Queensland sports clubs, with players contacted about throwing matches. She has spoken out after the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency…

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