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In every competition there positive and negative momentum

Too often athletes do not believe that in every competition there are positive but also negative moments and that this is condition happens  very frequently. Not foreseeing the difficulties are easily panicked, causing a worsening of their performance.

Violence in the Italian football stadium

Violenza negli stadi #calcio@VinceManco #Uisp su @RadioArticolo1 :

“il governo istituisca un forum permanente con le societá di calcio su territorio e tifo”

The right exercises for your age

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Movimento: Italian J of sport psychology

Movimento è la rivista fondata da Ferruccio Antonelli e che dirigo dal 1998. E’ una rivista che ha lo scopo di diffondere la cultura delle scienze dello sport con particolare riferimento alla psicologia e alle scienze umane attraverso la pubblicazione di ricerche scientifiche, di numeri monografici dedicati a temi specifici, di esperienze professionali significative e di best practices.

E’ una rivista autonoma da associazioni scientifiche e professionali che deve la sua permanenza sul mercato all’impegno dell’Editore Luigi Pozzi e al lavoro costante del comitato editoriale alla continua ricerca di temi di riflessioni e di studi da pubblicare.

In questo nuovo 2019, Movimento continuerà a realizzare la sua missione di diffondere i temi della psicologia e delle scienze umane ad allenatori, psicologi, dirigenti sportivi, insegnanti e più in generale si rivolge a chi vuole approfondire le proprie conoscenze in questi ambiti.

Naturalmente, saremo ben felici di ricevere articoli da professionisti e studiosi così come ricevere proposte per l’eventuale pubblicazione di numeri monotematici. Per ulteriori informazioni scrivere a:

All things originate in the mind

All things originate in the mind. Actions and events depend heavily on motivation. Appreciation of humanity, compassion and love are key points. If we develop a good heart, whether our field is science, agriculture or politics, since motivation is so crucial, they’ll all improve.

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Visualize and shoot

Knowing the kind of shot you want to hit and committing to that shot is just as important as the swing that makes the shot.

If you don’t have a ball flight and landing in mind, you’re simply hitting and hoping.

Risultati immagini per Visualise your shots like Nicklaus


Mental coach and baseball

In baseball, mental coaches were once seen as for the ‘weak-minded.’ Now they’re essential.

Ferguson’s leader style

Rene Meulensteen  was a key member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s first-team staff at Manchester United for six years. Here he talks about Ferguson’s leadership style


The ultimate aim was to win, but Sir Alex wanted to win in a certain style. I can remember him bringing me into his office when he’d made me first-team coach. He had a flipchart and said, ‘listen, Ren – I don’t need to talk to you about how to run your sessions, you know all that. But I’d like to reiterate what I want to see. Possession is important, but always possession with a purpose. When we attack I want to see pace, power, penetration and unpredictability. These are the four things you must instil in the team in every single training session.’

And he was always a big advocate of youth. That meant investing in youth facilities and policies, but also giving opportunities. If ever he had chance to bring a homegrown player into the first team, he would do it.


The manager achieved the highest level of management – he delegated. He was overseeing it all, he always stayed in control, but he gave us the freedom to do our jobs as well as we could.

Creating the right environment

There was something else, which I only really realised afterwards: not once did I ever feel any level of pressure, not in the six years I worked for him. I never felt ‘I’m under the cosh here’ or ‘the manager’s not happy with this’. That takes top-drawer management, to make everyone feel that comfortable. We had some tough moments but never got carried away. We were able to very quickly see it in perspective and move on.

Always adapting

Things change … He had this ability to adapt and evolve, which is rare, maybe unique, when you think how long he had been there and how much success he had had.

Being decisive

If a difficult decision had to be made, he would make it … He was never afraid to make the big calls.


He always said, ‘our approach is 75/25 -75% about us, 25% about the opposition. Because we are Man United.’ It was about always reinforcing how good we were, how strong we were.


The key to working with such high-profile players is to inform and facilitate. In training, you’re not telling them every step they should make, you’re showing them the options. You back it up with video footage – ‘this is what I talked to you about, this is what I meant’. And you let them evolve it.

If one thing stands out from my time at Man United it was the amount of laughs we had. We laughed every single day. Sir Alex had an unbelievable sense of humour.


Dedication and success

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