Football Sports Psychologist

  • Withington Women FC
  • Fog Lane Park, Fog Lane, Parkville Road, Park, Manchester, UK
  • 14 May, 2024
Volunteer Sports Psychology Womens Football

Job Description

Our football team is dedicated to excellence both on and off the field. We focus on holistic development, ensuring our players are mentally and physically prepared to perform at their best. Our supportive environment emphasises teamwork, resilience, and continuous improvement.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a skilled Sports Psychologist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing mental strategies to enhance team performance, addressing psychological aspects of sports injury and rehabilitation, and providing support to optimise mental well-being. This role is essential for fostering a mentally resilient and focused team.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement psychological assessments to identify individual athletes' mental strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Develop and conduct mental skills training programs for athletes to enhance their performance under pressure.
  • Provide individual and group counselling sessions to help athletes cope with the psychological pressures of competition and personal challenges.
  • Work collaboratively with coaches and medical staff to integrate psychological strategies with physical training and rehabilitation.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of psychological interventions.
  • Support athletes in goal setting, concentration, confidence building, and stress management techniques.
  • Educate coaches and athletes on topics such as communication, team dynamics, and leadership.
  • Conduct research to keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in sports psychology and apply relevant findings to training programs.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in sports psychology, preferably with football teams or athletes.
  • Excellent understanding of the psychological demands of professional sports.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of motivating athletes and working effectively with diverse team members.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially.
  • Commitment to continued education and professional development in the field of sports psychology.