Robbie Thomson

Getting into the zone and staying there

Raith Rovers #1

Played in the SPL

26 years old

Robbie Thomson is a goalkeeper who plays with Raith Rovers, he began to work with Football Mindset during the 2017/18 season.

Having looked into improving the mental side of his game previously, Robbie was very specific with what he wanted to work on with Football Mindset

  Improve thoughts and feelings before and during a match

  • Develop triggers to be able to keep high levels of concentration during the match, get in the zone and remove negative thoughts during games
  • Remove any stress I feel when my week’s preparation has not gone exactly how I wanted it to

Robbie says “I am very diligent in the way that I prepare myself for games. I pride myself in my preparation standards and my mindset is something that I have worked on previously, mainly through self study reading books. Working with JJ took my mental tools to a new level. Inner game work is essential for any goalkeeper as it is such a unique position. It has helped me feel better within myself going into games and I am a lot better equipped now to deal with what comes my way in a game/training. I have developed tools to help remain concentrated during a match and I now know exactly what I have to do to improve the way that I feel or my thoughts at any time. I would certainly recommend Football Mindset to any goalkeeper who wants to work on the mental side of their game.“

Robbie is not only in a better place now when it comes to getting into his ‘zone’ in training and in games, he has also kept very high standards even when faced with difficult situations throughout the season. Whether on the park or off the park Robbie conducts himself in such a way that will continue to see him progress both mentally and in performance.

"I would certainly recommend Football Mindset to any goalkeeper who wants to work on the mental side of their game."