Saturday, May 18, 2024

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan is a performance psychologist and executive coach, who has worked with The FA, RFU, British Canoeing and F1. He runs Adaptive Mind, which offers services to elite level organisations.

Hockey Matters: Are you ready to deliver when it counts?

Once every four years, athletes from across the world look to make their dreams of becoming an Olympic champion a reality. This often rests...

Hockey Matters: Developing resilience as an individual player and team

Resilience is one of the most talked about concepts in elite professional sports and is regularly highlighted, by coaches and the media, as a...

Hockey Matters: Generating great goals. Win, lose or draw

In high performance sport, goals are set and used daily by elite performers and there’s good reason for it. Setting consistent goals is always...

Hockey Matters: Imagining your way to success

Tiger Woods (Golf), Sylvie Bernier (Diving), Johnny Wilkinson (Former England Rugby international fly-half), Jessica Ennis-Hill (gold medal winning Team GB heptathlete), and Gabby Douglas...

Hockey Matters: Bouncing back from injury

In my experience working in a variety of sports, there are three periods when it is toughest for players. No.1 when they’ve lost a...

Winning in hockey: How to mentally prepare for your match

With a structured mental warm-up, we have a far greater chance of being ready to perform and deal with the challenges ahead We all know...

Hockey mindset: What actions are your team going to take to build robust self-belief?

“If you don’t have belief. You’ll always find a way not to win” -- Carl Lewis  I’ve had the privilege to work alongside numerous professional athletes...

Buy ins and conversations: 5 key elements on building high performing teams

What is a high performing team? In my mind, it’s a team that maximises the individual characteristics within them under an aligned vision. They...