Educating athletes, coaches, teams, and organizations in sport science, sport psychology and sports diversity.

Sport Psych N’ Stuff Web Series

Sport Psychology n’ Stuff is a mini-documentary video series by David “Dirk” Smith which covers various topics of Sport Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Sociology and other “Stuff”. The goal of Sport Psychology n’ Stuff is to inform and educate coaches, sports diversity leaders, athletes and anybody interested in these topics about important and useful things that can be applied toward improving individual and group engagement and performance in sports.

Published Research

Find more information and links to download the reseach papers on Dirk’s ResearchGate profile

David Smith, Frank T.J.M. Zaal & Daniel Memmert (2022) Emergent Coordination of Heading in Soccer: Of Two Players and a Single Ball, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2022.2088674

Ackermann, S. P., Raab, M., Backschat, S., Smith, D. J. C., Javelle, F., & Laborde, S. (2022). The diving response and cardiac vagal activity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychophysiology, 00, e14183.

Matthew Watson, David Smith, Jack Fenton, Ismael Pedraza-Ramirez, Sylvain Laborde & Colum Cronin (2022) Introducing esports coaching to sport coaching (not as sport coaching), Sports Coaching Review, DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2022.2123960

Workshops and Training Drills

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