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Welcome to Bill Beswick Sportsmind

Bill Beswick

Let me begin by giving a warm welcome to sports coaches, players and fans from all over the world. We all share a love of sport and the desire to understand and improve performance at whatever level we coach or play.

This Sportsmind website and the performance psychology resources it offers will focus mainly on the psychology of soccer. However the much of the application of performance psychology is common across all sports and I feel there is much of value for everybody – especially team sports – so just cross out soccer and insert your own sport!

Don't be put off by the word 'psychology'. This is not a website for academics, more a source of applied theory - drawing upon sound principles to produce practical ideas, suggestions and solutions for coaches and players at any level. I much prefer to be called a 'stretch' stretching a performance one or two percent by getting attitudes right, rather than a 'shrink' – looking for the deeper causes of problems.

This website and the products on offer are all designed to promote positive winning attitudes and reflect my learning as a result of my personal journey through education, sport and life.

  • Will it help you win? – Yes
  • Will it help you become a better player/coach? – Yes
  • Will it help you become a better person – I hope so

Thanks for visiting


Celebrating the Success of ‘Focused for Soccer’
August 21, 2012

While in the UK recently during the Olympics, Ted Miller, a Vice President with Human Kinetics, took the opportunity to meet up with Bill. Human Kinetics are the publishers of Bill’s book ‘Focused for Soccer’ which is proving a very...

Update for Summer 2012
August 21, 2012

As many of you know, my work covers a wide range of performance issues – best summed up quite simply as: Helping coaches and players get the best out of themselves and their teams! The aim of the website is...

April NVA Conference in Holland
May 16, 2012

At the end of April I was in Amsterdam presenting to an enthusiastic audience of more than 60 coaches from all over Holland at a day long conference “Sport Psychology in Football” organised by the NVA (the Dutch Football Academy)...

Delighted to be back at Grass Roots 2012!
May 16, 2012

I’m delighted to be back at the Grass Roots Football Show and looking forward to meeting up again with players, coaches and colleagues from previous years as well as making new friends. Grass Roots is an ideal opportunity for everyone involved in...