This article shares a joint reflection of two psychoeducation programmes delivered to boys aged 13 to 18 years at two professional academies – cricket and soccer. These season-long programmes followed a cognitive-developmental framework, changing and adapting cognitive-behavioural techniques to benefit elite youth athletes. Initial elements of the programme focused on the 5C’s: commitment, communication, concentration, control, and confidence (Harwood, 2008) which also included team building sessions and one-to-one consultations. Feedback from players and academy directors revealed that the work was suitable and effective for their needs.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Sport and Exercise Psychology Review|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2011|
- sport psychology
- professional practice
- youth sport