Optimum performance in sport is about delivering your best on the day it’s needed. It’s about bringing your A-game, filtering out distractions, stepping up with confidence, and delivering a focused performance that gets the job done. But although the mind plays a vital role on competition day, often people train in the physical skills for their sport but leave the psychological side to chance. That’s where performance psychology comes in and just as a fitness trainer coaches athletes in the physical skills for sports performance, Niamh trains people psychologically for optimum performance.
In the field of sport, as well as working with Olympic athletes, Niamh has worked with many hurling and football GAA teams at Club, Minor and Senior level, several of whom have won provincial and All Ireland Championship titles and others who have hotly contested Championship finals. In addition, Niamh has worked with athletes from a wide range of other sports including equestrian (eventing, show-jumping, horse racing), hockey, canoeing, rowing, tennis, swimming, golf, cycling, boxing, badminton and athletics.
Niamh also works with musicians, actors, singers, dancers, and comedians, as well as people preparing for exams, driving tests, or public speaking engagements, she helps them train psychologically for optimum performance.
- Do you perform well in training but fall short in competition?
- Do nerves prevent you from enjoying your performance?
- Do you lack confidence in your capabilities?
- Do you struggle with bouncing back from mistakes?