Marlow Sports Club
Marlow Sports Club
Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE
Phone   01628 483638
Community Charity No. 1139862

Sports: What motivates athletes?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in News, Sports Club, Uncategorized | 0 comments

<strong>Motivation</strong> is the foundation of all sport. To achieve goals you must be motivated to do what it takes to maximise your ability. If one of the things your struggle with is to keep up your motivation, then this blog post by Jim Taylor on <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/200910/sports-what-motivates-athletes">Psychology Today</a>- although a little lengthy – is well worth a read. <div class="article-content-top"> <p style="text-align: center;">*</p> Motivation, simply defined, is the ability to initiate and persist at a task. To perform your best, you must want to begin the process of developing as an athlete and you must be willing to maintain your efforts until you have achieved your goals. Motivation in sports is so important because you must be willing to work hard in the face of fatigue, boredom, pain, and the desire to do other things. Motivation will impact everything that influences your sports performance: physical conditioning, technical and tactical training, mental preparation, and general lifestyle including sleep, diet, school or work, and relationships. <a href="https://brandunderwear.co.uk/1-men/3-calvin-klein-underwear/22-trunks">Calvin Klein Boxer Trunks</a> The reason motivation is so important is that it is the only contributor to sports performance over which you have control. My There are three things that affect how well you perform. First, your ability, which includes your physical, technical, tactical, and mental capabilities. Because ability is something you are born with, you can’t change your ability so it is outside of your control. </div> <div id="inline-content-bottom-right"> Second, the difficulty of the competition influences performance. Contributors to difficulty include the ability of the opponent and external factors such as an "away game" crowd and weather such as temperature, wind, and sun. You have no control over these factors. Finally, motivation will impact performance. It is also the only factor over which you have control. Motivation will directly impact the level of success that you ultimately achieve. If you are highly motivated to improve your performances, then you will put in the time and effort necessary to raise your game. Motivation will also influence the level of performance when you begin a competition. If they’re competing against someone of nearly equal skill, it will not be ability that will determine the outcome. Rather, it will be the athlete who works the hardest, who doesn’t give up, and who performs their best when it counts. In other words, the athlete who is most motivated to win. <em><strong>The Grind</strong></em> In training and competitions, you arrive at a point at which it is no longer fun. I call this the Grind, which starts when it gets tiring, painful, and tedious. <a href="https://brandunderwear.co.uk/2-women/18-calvin-klein-underwear">Calvin Klein Womens Underwear Set</a> the Grind is also the point at which it really counts. The Grind is what separates successful athletes from those who don’t achieve their goals. Many athletes when they reach this point either ease up or give up because it’s just too darned hard. <a href="https://brandunderwear.co.uk/1-men/3-calvin-klein-underwear/25-calvin-klein-x">Mens Calvin Klein Underwear</a>...

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Can you imagine what it’s like to be a teenage pro cyclist? The Telegraph finds out…

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Marlow Riders, Sports Club | 0 comments

Article by Mark Bailey, The Telegraph Thanks to the national cycling revolution and the success of riders like Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish, it is now possible for young British bike riders to dare to dream big. Tao Geoghegan-Hart, a 19-year-old cyclist from Hackney, is one of the talented new breed chasing the fantasy coveted by every Strava-obsessed commuter: to make a living as a successful pro cyclist. After securing an attention-grabbing 3rd place finish in the prestigious Junior Paris-Roubaix race in 2013, Geoghegan-Hart made the transition to the senior ranks last year with the American-based Bissell Development Team. In his debut season he finished 15th in the senior Tour of Britain – just 90 seconds behind Sir Bradley Wiggins – and also came third in the Under-23 version of Liege-Bastogne-Liege and 10th in the Tour de l’Avenir (regarded as the junior version of the Tour de France). Ahead of his second season in the senior ranks, Geoghegan-Hart talks to Telegraph Men about the joys, pains and surprises of life as a teenage pro cyclist. Amateur cyclists must think you’re living the dream by chasing a career as a professional cyclist. Is it more daunting than it seems? “It isn’t necessarily ‘the dream’ but it is undoubtedly my dream. Without a doubt, I love it. There are many days when it’s tough, daunting and crazy but it’s all a part of that dream and I love it.” You’re only 19 years old. What do your friends at university think of your career? “I’m the first to admit I can be a terrible friend to them because I am home a maximum of one month a year, and those visits are sporadic at best. Calvin Klein Underwear Wholesale Plus I’m reluctant to go out other than on the odd occasion in October which is our ‘off-season.’ But they all support me and have got more and more involved in following races as my short career so far has developed. “It’s nice because the bigger the races you do, the easier it gets for people to follow you. My grandmas, best mates, parents and siblings are my biggest supporters, along with my amazing and incredibly talented girlfriend.” What is the most surprising thing you have discovered so far about racing and training with the pros? “The guys who try the most don’t always go fastest come race day. Buy Emporio Armani Underwear It is just as easy to do too much as too little in this game. It’s all about correct application and timing.” Have you noticed the step up in standards after moving from the juniors to the seniors? “Of course, there is a huge step up. Races go from a maximum of 130 kilometres (in the juniors) to over 230 kilometres in the seniors. Not to mention the standard of the racing itself – you go...

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Invite a friend to tennis day

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Marlow Tennis Club, News, Sports Club | 0 comments

To celebrate the start of the new tennis year, Marlow Tennis Club would love for you to join them at their ‘invite a friend tennis day’ on Sunday 29th March between 14:00-16:30. The afternoon – taking place at Pound Lane – will include mini tennis for 6-10 year olds and parents from 14:00 – 15:00 and a round robin tournament for over 10s and adults from 15:00 – 16:30. To reserve your space you can sign up in the clubhouse, email Paul on paul@tennisangels.co.uk or by clicking <a href="https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays/MarlowTennisClub/?utm_source=TennisBalls2015&amp;utm_campaign=41ca06094c-6Oct10_6_2013&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_c2deb6897a-41ca06094c-73665529">here</a>. &nbsp; <a href="https://marlowsportsclub.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/invite-a-friend-to-tennis-day.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-863" src="https://marlowsportsclub.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/invite-a-friend-to-tennis-day-219×300.jpg" alt="invite a friend to tennis day" width="261" height="358" /></a> &nbsp;...

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2014 What a year it’s been!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in News, Sports Club | 0 comments

Well, here we are, the end of another fantastic year for Marlow Sports Club and I don’t know where the time’s gone. Thanks to all the amazing volunteers, parents, sportsmen and women who have made 2014 so successful for us and our individual clubs. It seems only fitting, as we creep closer to the end of the year that we look back over some of the highlights. Summer may seem like a distant memory, but the annual mid-summer ball was an absolute corker, raising over £20,000 towards the overall target of £1.2 million towards the development of the club. And boy did we have a fantastic evening with our Olympic patrons Alex Danson, Naomi Riches and Ed McKeever. We’re already looking forward to 2015’s fundraiser and we’d welcome any extra support, so make sure you get in touch if you’d like to help out. We’re hugely grateful to the clubs who have pulled together to help with 2014’s fundraising efforts. Marlow Tennis Club raised over £400 at their ‘It’s Pimm’s o’Clock’ social, whilst they also took on the almighty challenge of organising the first ever Marlow Monster Firework Show, which attracted over 900 Marlovians. It was such a fantastic evening with spooky games and ghoulish antics, whilst members of the public also had the opportunity to trial some of the sports on offer at the club. And that’s not all. This year, the tennis club opened the only mini tennis zone in Buckinghamshire, encouraging tennis participation and talent development, allowing younger children to get to grips with the sport quickly and easily. 2014 has been the year of awards and recognition for MSC and our teams. The club was shortlisted for the Bucks & MK Sports Awards and although we didn’t win, commercial director Graham Sweet was awarded with the ‘Unsung Hero’ award for his dedicated contribution over the past 30 years to making sport happen in Wycombe. Marlow Hockey Club Men’s 2s received national recognition from England Hockey as the NOW Pensions Men’s Team of the Season, which, after six consecutive promotions, was a truly well-deserved honour. But it didn’t stop there… Marlow Hockey Club Ladies 5s claimed the title for Sports Team of the Year at the Hidden Gem Awards, too. For Marlow Cricket Club, 2014 saw the successful launch of a girls’ team with the help of national captain Charlotte Edwards, who hosted a training session along with some of her England teammates. The training evening also raised over £500, a strong contribution towards the £20,000 fund needed to pay for new net facilities at the club. 2014 was also the year that Marlow CC claimed back the Julian Cup for the first time in 25 years, beating firm favourites Burnham CC in a hugely competitive match back in July. What an incredible triumph! On Sunday 31st August, Marlow Riders held the third, annual Marlow Red...

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Marlow Monster Firework Show attracts over 900 Marlovians

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Marlow Sports Club Events, Marlow Tennis Club, News, Sports Club, Uncategorized | 0 comments

More than 900 Marlovians attended the first Marlow Monster Firework Show on Saturday, hugely exceeding original expectations. As well as the display itself, attendees had the opportunity to try four sports on offer at the club, including tennis, netball, football and spooky eye throwing. Marlow Tennis Club Chairman, Guy Tomlinson, said: “We were delighted to welcome over 900 Marlovians to our beautiful green space in the heart of Marlow. “We hope they enjoyed the opportunity to experience four of the many sports on offer – tennis, netball, football and spooky eye throwing. “We’re indebted too to tennis club member and chief pyrotechnician Stephen Minshull Beech for orchestrating a truly monster fireworks...

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Marlow Monster Firework Show

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Marlow Sports Club Events, Sports Club | 0 comments

<a href="https://marlowsportsclub.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Marlow-monster-firework-show-jpeg.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-676 size-full" src="https://marlowsportsclub.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Marlow-monster-firework-show-jpeg.jpg" alt="Marlow monster firework show jpeg" width="543" height="729" /></a> Marlow Sports Club are hosting the Marlow Monster Fireworks Show on Saturday 1 November. <a href="https://brandunderwear.co.uk/1-men/17-versace-underwear">Versace Boxers Pack</a> The evening at Pound Lane is kicking off at 6pm and will be full of spooky shenanigans and ghoulish goings on for the whole family to enjoy. <a href="https://brandunderwear.co.uk/1-men/6-emporio-armani-underwear">Buy Emporio Armani Underwear</a> Enter the competition for the best dressed ghoul, enjoy some spooky drinks and play tennis with a monster or two. <a href="https://brandunderwear.co.uk/1-men/3-calvin-klein-underwear/24-swim-shorts">Cheap Calvin Klein Underwear UK</a> There will also be opportunities on the evening to try the various sports Marlow Sports Club has to offer. <a href="https://brandunderwear.co.uk/2-women/18-calvin-klein-underwear/72-thongs">Calvin Klein Thongs UK</a> Tickets can be purchased from the Marlow Sports Club bar between 8-10pm, the individual clubs and Marlow Information...

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