your LIFE... IN SPORT
with rebecca chidley
sport & exercise psychologist
I have found Rebecca to be a professional, dedicated and reliable member of the team who instantly had an impact on our Tier 4 National Age Group programmes.
Working methodically Rebecca integrated with both squads establishing strong relationships with the management groups and providing support to the players.
This required Rebecca to develop bespoke workshops and resources in line with our player development programme to ensure that there was a long term developmental focus retained.
These resources have been used extensively and continue to assist in our player development programmes.
Head of Performance
I have had the great privilege of working alongside Rebecca for 2 years in my role as Golf Union of Wales South East Academy Coach.
Rebecca was extremely adept at getting the best out of the players she has worked with. She was a vital part of the coaching set up and worked well with the players individually and in a group environment.
Her ability to deliver information in a fun relatable way was superb.
Rebecca has worked with table tennis since 2015 and in that time we have learnt and progressed with new ideas and essential work with our Elite players.
Table tennis is a very demanding sport mentally and the expertise Rebecca brings to the coaching team adds real value.
I have been very impressed, motivated and excited with her ideas. I have every faith we have a stronger programme through her guidance"
National Coaching Manager
TABLE TENNIS WALES
We are very happy with the support that Rebecca is providing at VGA. Rebecca interacts really well with the girls and ensures that the support is tailored for the age group.
She also provides information on all the work undertaken to ensure that the parents and coaches can reinforce the key messages from the sessions
VALLEYS GYMNASTICS ACADEMY
GOLF UNION OF WALES
Sport and Exercise Psychologist
I am a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I gained my Psychology degree from the University of Plymouth in 2009 and my Masters degree in Sport Psychology from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2012.
I have been providing Sport Psychology support to individuals and groups since 2012 and achieved Chartered Status with the HCPC in 2017.
Life-in-Sport focuses on 3 key areas of Sport Psychology Support:
The foundation to the support process that ensures the athlete is comfortable, healthy and happy in their respective sport environment.
Helping athletes appreciate that their journey in sport is unique. Using Life-skills and Growth Mindset approaches to appreciate your personal and sport development.
Encouraging athletes to focus on the processes required to perform their best and progress within sport. This is delivered through process focus strategies, reflective practice and goal setting techniques.
In addition to one-to-one athlete support, Life-in-Sport supports stakeholders involved in sport, from coaches to parents, National Governing Bodies and schools or academies who provide opportunities for young athletes.
Rebecca works within the BPS ethical code of conduct.
Confidentiality is discussed and agreed in writing.
Consent is signed by both parties and kept on secure record.
Looking forward to starting work with some new clubs and individual athletes to kick start the new year.
A good little reminder for all of us in a world where it is easy to compare ourselves to others.
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