Time to stop amateur ‘sport psychologists’ playing Russian roulette with young minds

Jamie Foxx and Al Pacino (right) in the 1999 film ‘Any Given Sunday’, in which Pacino, playing a football coach, gives a famous motivational speech to his players

Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh

Perhaps because every sports fan has watched Al Pacino’s big speech in Any Given Sunday at least twice, sport psychology is an arena where many think they can read a book or take a weekend course then just do it themselves.