Archived: Webinar: Sports Psychology for Cycling Coaches


British Cycling and TrainingPeaks are delighted to present the free coaching webinar, “Sports Psychology for Cycling Coaches”.

Understanding and being able to influence behaviour is one of the most important roles of every coach, whether in a group coached session or working with individual riders.  Coaches can learn a great deal on how to do so through sports psychology.

In this webinar, Dr Jamie Barker, an Associate Professor in Applied Performance Psychology at Staffordshire University, and Dr Andy Kirkland, a Coaching and Education Officer at British Cycling, will provide an introduction to the role of psychology in coaching practice. They will discuss:

  • The role of coaching in influencing behaviour;
  • Understanding “self” as a starting point to understanding others; and
  • Introducing core psychological skills, such as motivation, and developing and maintaining confidence. 

About the Presenters

Jamie is a registered sport and exercise psychologist with more than 15 years of applied practice in a number of sports and with major global corporations on performance psychology. Jamie has published and presented extensively in the area of sport psychology.

Andy is a British Cycling Coaching and Education Officer and Level 3 Cycling Coach.  He is also an accredited sport and exercise physiologist, who has worked with coaches and athletes from grassroots to elite level.