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PSYCHOLOGY FOR COACHES:. A PRACTICAL TOOL-KIT Dr Mark Elliott ECPS/Psychology for Coaches. SEMINAR FORMAT. What is Sport Psychology? Why Mental Skills Training (MST)? You and MST. How the brain works. Psychology Tool-Kit. Implementing MST programme.

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Psychology for coaches

PSYCHOLOGY FOR COACHES:

A PRACTICAL TOOL-KIT

Dr Mark Elliott

ECPS/Psychology for Coaches


Seminar format

SEMINAR FORMAT

  • What is Sport Psychology?

  • Why Mental Skills Training (MST)?

  • You and MST.

  • How the brain works.

  • Psychology Tool-Kit.

  • Implementing MST programme.

  • Burnout….. And I don’t mean just the players!!

  • Open Forum.

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Remember

REMEMBER

A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind.

Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don’t like to do.

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The what and why of sport psychology

THE WHAT? AND WHY? Of Sport Psychology

  • Sport Science

  • Evidence-based

  • Sharpens competitive edge

  • Talent – Necessary, but not enough}

    Hard work – Necessary, but not enough} The ‘Machinery’

    Simulation – Necessary, but not enough}

    Psychology Skills Training} The ‘Fuel’

  • Peak Performance Formula: PP = C – I

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What and why continued

WHAT? And WHY? (Continued)

  • Mental game:Your opinion?

  • Mental Skills Training: the facts

  • Your Role:

    To encourage your players towards excellence through assisting them in directing and refining their mental game.

  • Without a Psychology Plan (‘Insurance Plan’):

    Some potentially great players will never, ever excel.

  • Psychology Tool-Kit

    Before…………. During……… After….. Competitions

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You and mst

YOU and MST

  • Many coaches recognize the importance of MST

  • But many fail to act!

  • Why?… You views… “Not in my day”

  • Transferring concepts to concrete training context.

  • No Tool-Kit available

  • How the Brain works.

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How your brain works

How your Brain Works

  • Thoughts are reflected physically

  • Thoughts Feelings Action (Pendulum Exercise)

  • The ‘Mental Equivalent’

  • Language of the Lake….. Or don’t say ‘don’t’

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Psychology tool kit

PSYCHOLOGY TOOL-KIT

  • Goal-setting

  • Pre-game mental preparation

  • Relaxation

  • Belief, self-talk and performance enhancement: winning thoughts

  • Mental rehearsal / visualization

  • Refocusing: methods for managing mistakes

  • Optimising down-time

  • Post-game analysis and evaluation.

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Implementing mental skills training mst

IMPLEMENTING MENTAL SKILLS TRAINING (MST)

  • Determine your specific goals for MST programme.

  • Steps: (i)Initial orientation

    (ii)Players’ initial performance evaluation/review

    (iii)Team sessions to learn basic skills

    (iv)Individual sessions

    (v) Incorporating MST into practice and game plans

    (vi)Monitoring progress

    (vii)Season-end evaluation.

  • Players to take individual responsibility.

  • Team to take collective responsibility.

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Burnout beware be very aware

Burnout – Beware…. Be very aware

Factors Creating Stress in Coaches (Kroll, 82)

FactorFrequency

Disrespect from players47.8%

Not being able to reach players20.7%

Unappreciated by administrators14.0%

Incorrect strategy9.0%

Unappreciated by public6.5%

Being outcoached4.0%

Unappreciated by players3.0%

WHAT’S YOUR VIEW.

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Q & A

Remember:

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital

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