County Girls to receive Sports Psychology Workshop

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Kent Cricket are to work with Matthew Cunliffe of Sports Psychology Kent, to run an Online Workshop for the Kent U15 and U17 Girl’s Squads.

Based in Kent and London, Matthew’s areas of expertise include performance psychology, individual mental readiness, leadership development, mental toughness or resilience training, cognitive behaviour coaching for performance, selection and assessment.

Matthew is uniquely placed to offer high quality, high level sport and exercise psychology advice to our pathway cricketers. Starting in 2012, Matthew delivered psychology to coaches at the Professional Golf Association and the British Association of Snow Sport Instructors. He then became head of psychology at England Touch Rugby supporting them at a European Championships. Most recently Matthew has supported a Paralympic team in preparation for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, working with the prestigious English Institute of Sport.

On Wednesday 24th February at 6:30pm, Matthew will deliver an online workshop to our U15 and U17 County Squads that will cover the following aspects of their game.

1. Introducing the CORE high performance mindset characteristics
2. Exploring the athlete mind (how we think, feel, and behave)
3. Thinking traps – how our mind tricks us into performing badly
4. How the brain responds under pressure
5. Resources for developing your own high performance mindset

We are excited to establish this relationship with Sports Psychology Kent and see the positive impact it can have on the thinking of our pathway players.