Fear of Missing Out (“FOMO”) in Sport Participation

I remember the day when a parent came to me complaining that their child didn’t want to continue to play basketball, which she was playing for 2 years. She was only 10 years old. Speaking to the parents gave me an insight that they wanted her to play as she knew the game very well, … Continue reading Fear of Missing Out (“FOMO”) in Sport Participation

The Cost of Gold

BACK Rishabh Jaiswal, High Performance Director The 2016 Olympics received greater coverage than ever before and as a nation, we have started expecting more and more from non-cricketing athletes, at least every 4 years. And while I was prepared for the "a country of 125 crores and no gold medal" question right after the event … Continue reading The Cost of Gold

Psychological Impact of Injuries on Athletes

Athletes can be deprived of their sense of self due to injuries increasing stress in their lives. This can further lead to a fear to re-injury, negative emotions, mood disturbances and a sensation of loss1. It is normal for athletes to experience a variety of emotions like feeling down, sad, angry, restless, irritable or anxious … Continue reading Psychological Impact of Injuries on Athletes

Impact of Burnout on Sport Performance

Enjoyment remains the key to sport participation at all times and must be prioritised by parents and coaches. Do you think that the more you train, the better your performance is? Optimum amount of training is appropriate for an athlete to get the maximum of their abilities. Work SMART is the new mantra! We always … Continue reading Impact of Burnout on Sport Performance

A Single Season Sport by Raoul Hirani

Periodised training is critical for long-term and sustainable gains for the athlete year-on-year. Courtesy: YLM Sport Science Historically, Sport Coaches and Strength & Conditioning coaches have been at loggerheads over the handling of athletes, even though the goals of both these coaches is to have the athlete perform at their optimal levels. With more awareness … Continue reading A Single Season Sport by Raoul Hirani