MODERN SOCCER

PSYCHOLOGY

SOCCER SPECIFIC PSYCHOLOGY MODULES/COURSES/1ON1's AND TEAM SESSIONS FROM A FORMER PROFESSIONAL/

INTERNATIONAL PLAYER

What is Soccer Psychology?

“Soccer psychology/mindset training entails the study of human thought, behaviour, personality, motivation, emotion, and development surrounding the game of soccer. By gaining an insight and deeper understanding of psychology, it can help players achieve insights and awareness into their own actions on and off the pitch, as well as becoming more aware and understanding of their teammates, coaches, and the like"  - Hannah Bromley

I really wish I had this information when I was starting to play for the NZ National Team at 16! It may have saved A LOT of unnecessary negative thought processes, overtraining, self-doubt, an false ego, and would have helped my relationships with my coaches, teammates, friends, and family.

 

 

I’m not particularly stoked that I spent a lot of my professional and international career with;

  • A fear of failure

  • Fear of success

  • Fear of change

  • Self-doubt

  • Not performing with freedom

  • Inconsistencies year after year, even at the highest level

  • Not understanding / being able to deal with conflict within a team or with the coach

Yes, I did continue to play at the highest level, and for a long time. But I was missing a massive part of the game, a key component of a mentally evolving soccer player -  the mental clarity and knowledge surrounding the topics above that I struggled with. 

 

I made the top teams, but found it very hard to improve often while at the top!

 

Do you resonate with any of these topics?

 

It wasn't until several years after my degree in Psychology, further several years continued research and study in sports-specific psychology but mostly the accumulation of 15 years of trial and error in the professional and international scene, that I finally understood some game-changing knowledge like:

  • Ego vs Confidence – the different and fine line

  • Embracing changes in the soccer climate 

  • Trusting the process

  • Having process goals 

  • Fear of Failure 

  • Trialing for a new team/club

  • Trialing for overseas clubs 

  • Quality nutrition practices for the footballers’ body and mind

  • Developing my trust muscle not just my calf muscle 

  • Getting in the zone and staying in the zone

  • Cues to switch out of negative thought patterns during training or matches

  • Prioritizing consistency in training, matches and my personal life

  • Dealing with competitiveness in the top environment

  • Conflict resolution 

  • Understanding / trusting your mistakes in training and games

  • Psychological and practical tips for trialing overseas (often in non-English speaking countries) 

  • Integrity and character needed on and off the pitch to play at your best

  • Dominating with confidence and flow

  • Playing with complete freedom 

  • Elite level gratitude for the game and life

  • Having a Growth Mindset

  • Pre-training and Post-training best practices 

  • Pre-Match Psychology

These are some of the topics I cover in my modules at Modern Soccer Psychology™ which is a part of my Professional Holistic Soccer Coaching BusinessÓ

 

 

It's been a whirlwind of a career and I feel so thankful to have gone through the amazing highs of;

 

 

  • Winning leagues 

  • Traveling the world with the NZ National Team and professional teams

  • Earning new professional contracts (and negotiating many of them on my own)

  • Playing at World Cups

  • Having an overall successful long career

  • Developing lifelong friends that were teammates from all around the world

  • Retiring from professional-level on my terms 

 

and of course, through the heart-breaking lows of 

 

  • Losing every game for a whole season

  • Being left out of starting squads due to both reasons I could and could not control 

  • Injuries 

  • Self-doubt

  • Fear

  • Self-worth tied up in being a soccer player

  • Agonizing insecurities 

  • Constant self-sabotage  

 

 

 

If I didn’t go through all this and therefore find myself at rock bottom with the only way of up, I wouldn’t have found my calling to help educate and support people to be the best players they can be, on and off the pitch.

 
 

Meet The Coach

H.A.Bromley

Hi! 

My name is Hannah, I'm a former professional/international soccer player and coach. I've had an absolute blast playing the game I love all over the world for 23 years and have learnt so many things as a professional. 

Now, I want to pass on that information on to you! I believe every player should have the opportunity to work on their strengths and weaknesses at their own growth rate, which isn't always provided when only training within a team environment.

 

Soccer specific psychology increases your ability to have awareness, create insights and enhance your success rate on and off the pitch!

 

I provide a professional, premium tailor-made 1 on 1 soccer psychology, team and club coaching service online, as well as soccer specific coaching where parts of every session are filmed, played back to the player and discussed in order to enhance the learning experience.

If my experience has taught me anything it's that the psychological side working side by side with the physical side of the game is a massive part of the parcel that makes up a complete soccer player.

I have worked with the Australian Mens Youth Team, W-League, A-League, MLS and EFL players. 

 

But what about outside of soccer? (There is an outside?!) I love surfing, hiking, fishing, meditation, yoga and overall living a healthy lifestyle. I'm thankful to each and every one of my soccer coaches, teammates, family and friends for helping develop me into the person/coach I am today.

I look forward to training with you.

 

2  WORLD CUPS

WOMENS WORLD CUP 2007

U20 WOMENS WORLD CUP

15 YEARS

OF PROFESSIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

7

PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS SIGNED

2  SCHOLARSHIPS

USA FULL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS 

(TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY, USA / CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, CONNECTICUT, USA) 

  • 2018/2019 CURRENT HEAD COACH & PLAYER CAPTAIN OF FOREST KILLARNEY FC WOMENS PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM, AUSTRALIA

  • 2018 FFA C-LICENCE COACHING CERT. AUSTRALIA

  • 2016 FFA GAME TRAINING COACHING CERT. AUSTRALIA

  • 2016 SUWON FC, SOUTH KOREA'S WK-LEAGUE

  • 2015/2016 NEWCASTLE JETS FC WOMENS TEAM - W-LEAGUE AUSTRALIA

  • 2012/2013 SYDNEY FC WOMENS TEAM - W-LEAGUE AUSTRALIA

  • 2011 HERFORDER SV FC WOMENS TEAM - BUNDESLIGA LEAGUE- GERMANY

  • 2010 IF FLØYA WOMENS TEAM - TOPPERSERIEN LEAGUE - NORWAY

  • 2009 BA COMM. PSYCHOLOGY, DIP SPORTS NUTRITION

  • 2007 WOMENS WORLD CUP FOR NEW ZEALAND - CHINA

  • 2007 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY SOCCER - USA FULL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP

  • 2005 TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY SOCCER - USA FULL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP  

  • 2004 NEW ZEALAND WOMENS NATIONAL TEAM AT 17 YEARS OLD

  • 2003 NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL GIRLS TEAM

TESTIMONIALS

'Before meeting Hannah, I was so worried Keira was verging on giving up sport after breaking her leg. In the little time we've known Hannah, she's not only helped build my daughters confidence, but also reignited her passion for the game with the combination of sports psychology and specific training.

Keira talks non stop on the way home about everything they discuss or work on together during the    1 on 1 session and I am blown away at how happy she is again!

Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!'

Gabrielle (Mother of Premier League Player)

15 October 2020

"My son has been working with Hannah for over 12 months now and the improvement in both his physical skills, and more importantly, his mental game, has been beyond our expectations. Her tailored skill program has seen his football fitness and skills, develop exponentially. 
Hannah's expertise in the psychology of a growth mindset, has targeted my son's ability to see the benefits of perseverance and recognise failure as simply a part of the growth process. 
Hannah has worked with him to build up his communication skills, respect for others and generally improve his attude, sportanship and teammwork."

Alisa

11 December 2019

"I was having trouble with my confidence and fear of failure before matches. But after speaking with Hannah, I felt much more confidenctand told myself that each game is an opportunity to grow, not to have perfection. I believe in my ability now and don't doubt it by comparing myself to others or the opposition. Hannah made me feel calm and relieved. 
Thanks Hannah!"

Daisy 

31 October 2019

"She made the SAP team! We owe a massive thanks to you Hannah. Your personality, expertise and the giving way you connect with Talia on a both a soccer and personal level has developed her. 
You've built both her confidence and ability.
So, thank you!"

Scott

25 October 2019

I contacted Hannah and explained our daughter’s passion for soccer I knew we had hit the jackpot!
Fast forward nearly 2 years, throughout all this time our daughter has trained regularly with Hannah who has become almost part of our family! With each training session Hannah has worked with our daughter (who at time of writing is now 17) to either improve her mental game, fitness and skills, each session bringing new challenges and goals which are not addressed in a team training session as much or even at all.
Hannah, in these 2 years has witnessed, through our teenage daughter some of the best and worst things teenagers are capable of, she has remained non-judgemental, flexible in her approach on ‘difficult’ days providing advice and occasionally just listening consequently our daughter regards her more than just a coach, she is a mentor and a friend for life!
Hannah once said to me that she wanted to ‘give back’ to the game of soccer after many years of playing professionally, she is and continues to go over and above this…a truly unique human being!"

Linda

20 August 2019

 

Watch Hannah Definining Strength via Lululemon Aus & NZ

 

Contact Me

Email me for Location, Time & Hourly rate

Worldwide

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon