You're interested in using psychology to improve performance in paddlesport and have some experience or knowledge of basic sport psychology whether that's as a coach, a paddler, or a parent. Now you want to take your knowledge to the next level. You'll recap the topics covered in the Coaching the Mind Foundation Module, and move on to explore more to develop your coaching and understanding of this key area.
By the end of this workshop you should be able to;
Reflect on and develop an understanding of performance and arousal
Discuss application of control strategies such as attentional focus and imagery
Explore factors and influences of personal motivation and how coaches can influence the motivational climate
Investigate how personal thought can influence behaviour
Discuss applications and limitations of performance enhancement techniques including self-talk and pre performance routines
Discuss methods and purpose of ‘getting to know’ your performers
Explore strategies of performer development including goal setting and performance profiling
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
The day will be a mixture of classroom and practical land based activities that will help bring the syllabus alive and help you to relate the content to your setting.
You should have either completed the Foundation Module Coaching the Mind, or have previous experience/knowledge of basic sport psychology including mental skills training, concentration, imagery and arousal.
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.
Food accommodation, access to our extensive range of equipment, wifi, support from our highly experienced and exceptionally well qualified staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. they also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development.