Performing Under Pressure is an essential resource on improving sporting performance in high-pressure situations. Perry’s work guides coaches and athletes through nine key elements of the sporting mindset to help athletes to perform at the highest standards, even under the most pressurized of situations.

This valuable read includes empirically-based advice on areas such as embracing competition; building confidence, concentration and focus; maintaining emotional control; learning from and coping with failure or injury; being braver; and being able to push harder. Perry also provides 64 strategies to support each sporting mindset, offering not just the evidence as to why they work but exactly how to implement them.

This book uniquely offers those supporting athletes a toolkit of sport psychology strategies and interventions in a way that is evidence-based, accessible and engaging, whether you are starting out studying sport psychology, on a sports science course, or are a coach of many years' standing, for both elite and amateur athletes.

chapter |6 pages


Performing under pressure

chapter 1|14 pages

Embracing competition

chapter 2|14 pages

Building confidence

chapter 3|18 pages

Sustaining strong support systems

chapter 4|12 pages

Improving concentration and focus

chapter 5|18 pages

Developing emotional control

chapter 6|12 pages

Becoming braver

chapter 7|12 pages

Pushing harder

chapter 8|12 pages

Learning from competition

chapter 9|16 pages

Coping with setbacks and injury

chapter 10|26 pages

Strategies to set and achieve goals

chapter 11|34 pages

Strategies for preparing for competition

chapter 12|32 pages

Strategies for performing in competition

chapter 13|20 pages

Strategies for self-awareness

chapter 14|14 pages

Strategies for providing support