European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP) held its 13th annual conference with subtitle On the Road to Olympics in Bratislava, Slovakia from 5th to 7th October. Over 80 participants from 20 European countries shared their experiences and knowledge during official and unofficial parts of the conference.
The European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology provided its 12th annual Conference (yep, name changed!) in Warsaw at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Over the course of two days about 110 participants experienced three great key note speakers, thirteen applied workshops, as well as poster and oral research presentations.
Girona, Spain on October 30th and 31st, 2015.
Topic: "Transitions, motivation and emotions: Connecting perspectives in sport psychology"
The European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology provided its 10th annual Workshop in Leipzig at the Sport Science Department of Leipzig University from October 31st – November 1st. The organizing committee comprised of Peter Schneider (ENYSSP Managing Council), Svenja Wachsmuth, and Max Pelka (both ENYSSP Country Representatives of Germany) were happy to welcome over 100 participants.
"As a brand-new member to ENYSSP, the 2013 Gothenburg Workshop was my first real taste of what the organisation has to offer. After a full two days, I can say I am more than impressed. With a great balance of informative workshops, networking opportunities and memorable social events, ENYSSP is a key resource for young sport psychology practitioners."
"For the purpose of not only leisure but a great learning opportunity – the 8th ENYSSP Workshop. You could not expect anything less than amazing from a combination like this: an old beautiful town in the heart of Europe, experienced specialists in the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology, a group of energetic curious students, hours of workshops, lectures, activities and socializing with each other. Everybody could find something interesting according to their experiences."
We are very pleased to announce you that the 6th ENYSSP Workshop was held in the city of Trikala, Greece. The workshop was be held on the 4th till the 6th of November, 2010. The main purposes of this workshop were: a) to have recognized and dynamic young specialists in sport psychology who work in different sport psychology fields to share with you their experiences and b) to have the three ENYSSP departments exchanging crucial information in order to accomplish the global ENYSSP goals.
One important characteristic of this workshop is that different countries were be represented (Belgium, Lithuania, Great Britain, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Italy …). Therefore, ENYSSP offered a great opportunity to learn and discuss the similarities and cultural differences in sport psychology with other sport psychology specialists.
The 6th ENYSSP Workshop was organised by ENYSSP with the support of the University of Thessaly, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science and in collaboration with The Hellenic Society of Sport Psychology (HSSP) and the International Conference on Psychology of Physical Activity that was be also held in Trikala the same dates with the ENYSSP workshop (November 4-7, 2010). Participants in the ENYSSP workshop had special reduced registration fee for ICPPA.
We are very pleased to announce you that the 5th ENYSSP Workshop took place in the city of Bolzano, Italy. The workshop was hold on the 20th and 21st of November, 2009. The main purposes of this workshop were: a) to have recognized and dynamic young specialists in sport psychology who work in different sport psychology fields to share with you their experiences and b) to have the three ENYSSP departments exchanging crucial information in order to accomplish the global ENYSSP goals.
One important characteristic of this workshop was that different countries were be represented (Belgium, Lithuania, Great Brittain, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Italy …). Therefore, ENYSSP offers you a great opportunity to learn and discuss the similarities and cultural differences in sport psychology with other sport psychology specialists.
The 5th ENYSSP Workshop was organised by ENYSSP with the support of the Einaudi Professional Institute in Bolzano.
The 4th ENYSSP Workshop was held in the city of Barcelona, Spain, on the 13th and 14th of November, 2008. There were about 70 attendants to the 4th ENYSSP Workshop coming from more than 10 different countries. The majority of attendants came from Spain, but the workshop had a strong international presence with XX% of the participants coming from 8 different European countries.
Keynote speaker Mattia Piffarretti (SWI) commented on his work with UEFA referees and in a workshop he commented on his career as an applied sport psychologist in Switzerland. In total 9 workshops were held on e.g. the use of feedback (Lina Vaisetaite, LIT), prevention and education in values (Lina Abellanas and Pere Allastrue, ESP), first peer-reviewed publications (Xavier Sanchez, UK/ESP), idiosyncratic imagery scripts (Fredrik Weibull, SWE), surviving a Ph.D. study (Catarina Sousa, ESP/POR), sport and hypnosis (Fabrice De Zanet, BEL), performance in the automotive field (Eva Garcia, ESP) and mental training in elite sports (Jeroen Meganck, BEL). We will also remember the very useful ‘Spanish siesta’ with neurobiofeedback from Oriol Mercade (ESP). Finally, the workshop was closed with a symposium and panel discussion on how to work with fear of failure.
The 4th ENYSSP Workshop is organised by ENYSSP with the support of the Catalan School of Sport and the Catalan Association of Sport Psychology.
There were 63 attendants to the 3rd ENYSSP Workshop coming from 11 different countries. The majority of attendants came from Portugal (51%), but the workshop had a strong international presence with 49% of the participants coming from 11 different European countries. The 3rd ENYSSP Workshop was held during two days.
The first symposium welcomed Leonel Pontes (soccer coach) and Joaquin Dosil (sport psychologist) for a presentation about “Psychology of Elite Soccer”. The Keynote speaker of the first day was Pedro Jorge with “Psychology in Weight Management – The research view”. The second symposium introduced Teresa Branco (Specialist in Weight Management) and Antonio Palmeira (Specialist in exercise psychology) with “Psychology in weight management in a commercial setting”. On the second day, three workshops were held with Urban Johnson (“Sport psychology and injuries”), Esther Nederhof ( “Psychological aspects on overtraining”), and Cristina Rolo (“Applying Sport Psychology to improve Performance and Well-being in different Contexts”). Our second keynote speaker was Marcus Raab with “Decision-making in sport”. The 3rd ENYSSP workshop ended with a symposium with Luís Horta (European committee of doping control) and Sidónio Serpa (researcher on psychology of doping) on “Psychological aspects of doping”.
The 3rd ENYSSP Workshop was held at vseridade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias the Lisbon, and supported by Univseridade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Radisson Hotel.
There were 64 attendants to the 2nd ENYSSP Workshop coming from 9 different countries. The majority of attendants came from Belgium (48%) and The Netherlands (27%), but the workshop had a strong international presence with 25% of the participants coming from 8 different European countries. The Second ENYSSP Workshop was held during two days.
The Applied Sport Psychology Symposium had three different presenters from three different countries by Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij (BEL), Antonio Palmeira (POR), and Anne-Marie Elbe (GER). The Education Sport Psychology Symposium was held by Caroline De Roose (BEL), Elke Van Hoof (BEL), and Vana Hutter (NED).
During the two days, Applied Sport Psychology workshops were organised by Bert De Cuyper & Filip Boen (BEL), Fabrice De Zanet (BEL), Rita Oliveira (POR/ NED), Chris Van De Plas (BEL), Marc Delpierre (BEL), and Leen Gansbeke (BEL). Keynote speaker was Luis Rocha (POR) with his personal view as a coach on the role of a sport psychologist.
The 2nd ENYSSP Workshop was held at the Huis van de Sport at Ghent, and supported by the Vlaamse Liga voor Gehandicaptensport, Vitasport, Vlaamse Vereniging voor Sport Psychologie and many Belgian Applied Sport Psychologists (SPOC, Sport Support, Optimum Coaching, Heavy Mental, Leen Gansbeke and Psy4Sport.)
There were 52 attendants to the 1st ENYSSP Workshop coming from 10 different countries. The majority of attendants came from The Netherlands (48%) and Belgium (27%), but the workshop had a strong international presence with 25% of the participants coming from 8 different European countries. The results from the evaluation form show that (on a 1 to 5 scale) the Workshop was evaluated as Very Good (overall average of 4.1) by the attendants who returned their evaluation forms (56%).
The Applied Sport Psychology Symposium had three different presenters from three different countries by Afke Van de Wouw (NED), Els Snauwaert (BEL), and Cristina Rolo (POR). The second symposium focused on research in sport psychology by Xavier Sanchez (UK/ESP), Geir Jordet (NOR/ NED), and Magnus Lindwall (SWE). Keynote speaker Rico Schuijers (NED) commented on his career as a applied sport psychologist in the Netherlands. The last session of the day was about education in sport psychology by Vana Hutter (NED), Jeroen Meganck (BEL) and Bregje Speet (NED).
The 1st ENYSSP Workshop was held at the Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Amsterdam, and supported by the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Amsterdam and the Institute of Human Movement Sciences, Groningen.