April 26-28th 2018, Zagreb, Croatia. This was the first ENYSSP conference since the move from autumn to spring (actually the 14th), meaning it has been just half a year since the previous one in Bratislava.
It’s Friday, the 13th ENYSSP Conference, full moon over the Danube river in Bratislava. Spooky, unlucky, dangerous coincidence some would say.
In January Lithuanian National Women’s U-17 Team started preparation for the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship in 2018 (in Lithuania). I had a pleasure to work with the team during their first training and selection camp, shifting the focus to the mental side of the game and sport psychology’s role in athlete development. Continue reading “Back to Football: Sport Psych in Action”
In sports it is widely accepted that successful performance is up to the synergy of physical and mental skills. As a popular quote of the American baseball player Yogi Berra goes:
Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.
Wow, time does fly… This was already my 6th ENYSSP Conference! Yet I am as excited as that first time in Jyväskylä in 2011. Reflecting back on my years of participation I am amazed to witness, how ENYSSP has encouraged and supported young people with a cautious dream of becoming a sport psychology specialist to pursue their dream with confidence.