Welcome to Laslett Sport Psychology.

We are a private sport psychology consultancy business based in Utah, USA.  We are here to support athletes  on their journeys towards becoming the best people and performers they can be.  Through our services we strive to facilitate the personal growth and well-being of all our clients.  We aim to help our clients enhance their psychological skills and athletic performance.  We want all our clients to flourish, both as performers and as people.

We mainly work with athletes, but also work closely with technical coaches, support staff, and parents.  We provide one-to-one consultancy, group/team workshops, on-court/on field psychoeducation and ‘system’ level support (Click on ‘services’ for more detailed descriptions).

About

ABOUT BEN

General Background

Ben is a sport psychology consultant based in Utah, USA.  From here he runs a sport and performance psychology consultancy business.  Ben works predominantly with individual athletes, coaches, parents [of athletes], performance artists, teams, sports academies and other sporting organisations.  There are five main strands to the work Ben conducts with his clients: 1) one-to-one psychological support; 2) workshops (includes a mixture of presentations, fun practical tasks/activities and interactive discussion); 3) psychoeducational sessions, which are integrated within technical coaching sessions; 4) ‘system’ level support; and 5) lectures.  Ben is passionate about building quality working relationships with clients that will enable them to reach their goals.

Education and qualifications

Ben completed his undergraduate degree at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in Psychology with Sport and Exercise Science.  Ben received the Gordon Underwood trust award for his graduation work in sport psychology.  Following this, he completed a diploma in psychology at the University of East London and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Chichester.

Professional Training/Consultancy

Ben is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, certified through the British Psychological Society (BPS). He is a member of the British Psychological Society and adheres to their professional code of conduct at all times.  Ben has experience of working with athletes from a range of different sports including: football, youth tennis, golf, and track and field athletics.  He maintains strong links with his local university (CCCU) and conducts one-to-one sport psychology consultancy to sports scholars through the consultancy arm of the Sport and Exercise Sciences department.

Academic Teaching   

Ben has enjoyed two spells of academic teaching at CCCU, where he contributed to the delivery of modules at all levels of the BSc Sport and Exercise Science/Sport and Exercise Psychology degree programmes.  He lectured on a variety of different topics including stress, emotion and coping in sport, anxiety in sport, self-confidence, concentration, motivation and attribution, flow states, group cohesion, group dynamics, the psychological effects of exercise and more.  He helped devise different types of formative and summative assessments, tutored students on a one-to-one basis, and marked assignments.

Sporting background

Ben has always maintained an active interest in sporting activities and is an adept all-round sportsman.  This is reflected by the fact he represented his county (Kent) at football, hockey and cricket during youth. Ben’s main sport is football and he represented Chelsea youth and also had trials for  England U15’s.  Ben went on to play for 16 years as a semi-professional footballer.  He was a loyal servant to Ramsgate FC first XI, whereby he made over 400 appearances as a central midfielder –  He was given a special award and testimonial match for his dedicated service.

Personal

Ben still enjoys playing sports like tennis, table tennis, football and golf.  Ben loves to travel, watch movies and go for walks with his wife, Celeste, and daughter, Mercedes.

Contact

To make direct contact with Ben please complete the form below.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials

I have known Ben for over 20 years. I was Ben’s coach at Chelsea FC youth academy. Ben was a talented player, a very good technician, and a pleasure to coach. As a youth player he was very receptive to his coaches and worked really hard to improve his game. I was proud to see Ben go on to play at a high semi-professional level. I was really pleased when our sporting paths crossed again three years ago when I was able to offer Ben a professional coaching position at Gillingham Football clubs youth academy advanced development centre.

During his three seasons at Gillingham he has developed into a fine confident coach. His calm coaching style has helped many of the young players to improve and he is highly respected by them, their parents, and all the coaching staff. We all at Gills wish him well and he will be greatly missed.

Kevin Craddock
Gillingham Football Club Academy Advanced Centre Head Coach

Kevin Craddock – Gillingham Football Club Academy Advanced Centre Head Coach

“At STA we are one of the few academies who integrate sport psychology so heavily.  While the integration has its challenges, to have people like Ben deliver, enable it to work effectively.  The [tennis] programme is busy, and tennis coaches have a lot to consider during sessions such as setting up and delivering drills, ensuring the sessions are run well and ensuring all players are applying themselves.  Ben does a great job in appreciating this, and has a great knack of knowing when to approach coaches to see how his work can merge into the sessions.  Ben will always be planned and have ideas at the ready.  This makes the sessions run smoothly as there is no time wasted.  Ben has a way about his delivery which is very soothing.  His tone and language are well-chosen, on point, clear and deliberate.  tennis players are notoriously a little emotional and crazy! Ben brings an air of calmness which settles players.  Ben was also a useful sounding board for me as a coach.  To share ideas and how players are behaving is very useful, and as the months went on, I felt I could trust Ben’s judgment.  His experiences as a footballer certainly helped him relate to the players; to know how to talk to them and how they may be feeling.  I would highly recommend Ben in any employment role, and I feel this would not only benefit Ben himself, but also and more importantly, it would benefit the academy/company/organisation”.

Jamie Feaver – Head Performance Coach at Sutton Tennis Academy (STA)