Intermediate Coaching The Mind
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 1 Day
  • 12 People to 1 instructor

Intermediate Coaching The Mind

  • Paddle
  • Paddlesport
  • Intermediate


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.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

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.

Experience Required

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 residential 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.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
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1 Days
Start Date
4th June, 2020
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This course will help you become

better at dealing with the psychological aspects of coaching

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