Mind Rules Podcast and I have a pleasure to present you yet another
bonus episode, this time all in English! As you might have known
from my social media channels in September and November this year I
spent some time at a Bundesliga Football Academy FC Augsburg doing
an internship under a supervision of my dear friend and colleague
Peter Schneider. During my time in Augsburg I had a chance to
shadow his practical work both on and off the field, which
obviously sparked many questions and discussions. I also spoke to
the academy coaches, directors and staff to deepen my understanding
of how such organizations work and incorporate sport psychological
services in its daily activities. As one of the results of my
internship, this episode offers a sneak peak into my experiences.
We recorded it in Pete’s office at the academy grounds in Augsburg
and I think it tackles many interesting issues regarding
psychological work within football academy structures. Pete is a
great sport psychologist and a really cool person, easy to talk to
as you will discover listening to this episode. He openly shares
his working philosophy and provides insights into his daily duties
at the academy. Among others Pete answers the following
What are the cornerstones of his working philosophy?
to shape academy environments to best serve developing athletes and
What kind of resistance may sport psychologists experience about
the field in their working environments in the academies and how
can they overcome it?
When sport psychologists do feel truly accepted as people and as
professionals within the academy coaching community?
Should sport psychologist be ‘on the side’ or ‘inside’ club
should we all keep in mind cognitive biases?
sport psychologist manages and discloses sensitive
does a typical week look like for a sport psychologist at a
can one 'see' the organizational culture within a football
Where can sport psychologist fit in during training
What does a holistic coaching staff looks like at the academy level
and what do they do?
is it important for youth football academies to care for the
players also outside the field, in different life
What does a young person have to sacrifice to become a
sport psychologist can work with parents of youth
What is a 24 hour policy in coach-parent relationship?
What links may exist between the first team and the
is the future of sport psychology in general, and specifically in
you like this episode and/or you think I should record in English
more often please let me know.