For everyone – coach, athlete & parent
Being a great athlete not only requires great physical attributes, but also a mastery of the mental game. Most of the greatest athletes in sports history became great because they mastered the psychological aspect of their respective sport. As we gear up for a return to the pool and a new season, we decided it was time to take a look at some of the most useful sports psychology topics.
“90% of performance is mental and 10% is physical” is a well-known quote from Olympian Dicks Fosbury. Some may agree with this percentage and some may not. However, one stat that cannot be disregarded is “that 90% of coaches spend 100% of their time working on the physical aspects of their sport”.
This series of talks looks at addressing various elements of the cognitive aspects that play a significant role in sport performance. The purpose of these talks is to assist coaches, athletes and parents alike, to reach a higher, more sophisticated level of psychological proficiency thus making for a more satisfying and successful sporting experience.
Coaches and parents have a wonderful opportunity to make a significant contribution to the lives of their children and athletes. “If you’re going to make the effort to compete, do everything you can to reach your performance potential.”
This program not only equips coaches, parents and athletes with information but also provides practical tools to develop mental skills for sporting success. Furthermore, it builds foundational mental mastery for life. Give yourself, your athlete and child, the gift that keeps on giving.
Talk 1: Goal setting, goal plan, confidence and motivation
Talk 2: Self talk, affirmations, perspective shifting & the role of the subconscious mind
Talk 3: Anxiety, arousal activation & individualized zone of optimal functioning
Talk 4: Attention, focus & concentration
Talk 5: Progressive relaxation, visualization and pre-performance routine
Talk 6: Parent-coach-athlete relationship & children in sport: considerations and future benefits
Purchase via CattleBell for R 350 per topic. You can purchase the whole series or just the topics that speak to you! Each topic will earn you 1 CPD point on successful completion of the questions.