Author Archives: Snezana Stoljarova

Is the ‘my way or the highway’ approach to coaching still relevant?

Just imagine, you enter a sporting facility, observe a training session, or follow a competition and see the following: the coach yells and screams at the athletes for incorrect performance; uses name-calling when criticizing and giving feedback; answers the questions … Continue reading

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Me and Mr. Tinker: The way of ACT approach

In my last blog post I told you about my life with Mr. Tinker – the sometimes annoying, overreacting, chatterbox and often not so useful guy that I am living with. As you probably know already the story was not … Continue reading

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Me and Mr. Tinker: ‘Story of my life’

Let me tell you a story today. The story is about me and my partner in life, let’s call him Mr. Tinker for the purposes of this article. I think it is fair to say that we have known each … Continue reading

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In order to win, Dare to Lose!

Open any sport psychology book, listen to any interview about athletic success, watch a sport conference after any match, or remind your personal athletic experience, if you had some, and I am pretty sure that one topic to come up, … Continue reading

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Transitions in Sport: Not as Easy as It Sounds

Generally we are used to the idea of important or critical transitions in life: we joke about mid-life crisis, understand the importance of the transition to parenthood, expect challenging times during the transition from student to working life, and provide … Continue reading

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