Cricket players scheme on the pitch

This project aims to create exceptional training environments to maximise the potential of young players dealing with the pressures of elite cricket.

Psychological Profiling System for Elite Cricketers


England and Wales Cricket Board

Project team

Dr Tim Rees
Dr Kim Peters
Jodie Green (PhD Researcher)


PhD Case Studentship

About the project

The ECB has a goal to deliver exceptional performances by selecting and developing exceptional people and creating exceptional environments. Developing precociously talented young players’ ability to perform outstandingly requires an intimate understanding of the individual and how to create environments in which skill, athleticism, and mental toughness can flourish. As a result, the ECB are working in partnership with the Case Studentship to research the viability of a system to psychologically profile players post selection and pre-entry onto ECB National programmes.

The aim of the research is to construct a profiling system that will aid the ECB in understanding the variations in a player’s adjustment and well-being within the training environment. Results will be disseminated widely to policy users within the ECB, to help everyone involved gain an in-depth understanding of players’ individual needs to aid, manage and guide their transition, adjustment and performance on the ECB programmes. Ultimately, we hope to create exceptional training environments to maximise the potential to develop young talented players to function normally and perform excellently under the pressures of elite cricket and progress onto future England success.


Sport, Health and Well-being
Sport, Leadership and Policy
Innovation, Knowledge Creation and Knowledge Transfer