Facing the Big Challenge

 

There is nothing more pressured than a home World Championships, especially when the draw is packed with a number of former medallists and World Class opponents. Even the best prepared athlete can freeze on the day, or suffer with debilitating negative thoughts in the run up to the event.

Working closely with the coaching and conditioning teams, Grey Matters develop a range of different training and preparation schedules to ensure that the athlete arrived in tip-top condition; concerned but confident in his ability to execute the plan.

Nigel Donohue, Performance Director British Judo In Elite Sport, many years are spent developing and refining the technical and physical skills of the sport, but when it comes to performing at the highest level, the psychological skills needed to execute your very best on a given day, need to be developed and trained just as much if not more, of which the importance is sometimes underestimated.

Over the years, working with Grey Matters and their Psychologists, I have seen tremendous improvements in performance in our team at the highest level which has resulted in medal winning performances in European, World Championships and Olympic Games. Their integrated work with athletes and coaches have developed the team to consistently perform under pressure both on and off the mat. I greatly value the importance of Psychological Skill development and we have now started to develop a Mental Framework, based on the PCDE’s, to develop the next generation of up and coming Judo athletes to ensure that we develop their technical, physical and mental skills for long term success.

A leap forward in performance

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A message from Dave Collins
Performance psychologist

In an increasingly confused world of ‘sciency’ researchers and commercial gurus, Grey Matters focus on providing a clear, evidence-based service that puts YOU in charge.

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A leap forward in performance

To find out how Grey Matters can take you or your athletes to the next level click below to get in touch.

Contact us
A message from Dave Collins
Performance psychologist

In an increasingly confused world of ‘sciency’ researchers and commercial gurus, Grey Matters focus on providing a clear, evidence-based service that puts YOU in charge.

View Dave on LinkedIn