Mental Preparation begins by highlighting different mental preparation techniques and how they could be used in a real-world scenario. Young people are introduced to coping mechanisms for dealing with uncontrollable external factors.
Personal Target Setting uses four pieces of cutting edge sports testing equipment to help young people understand more about the principles of setting SMART targets. Students will be given progressive levels of detail to measure targets and to establish a trend. The session closes with target setting techniques and application.
Skill Building will help young people understand the importance of certain qualities using a simple SWOT analysis. Students will learn about the three stages of skill acquisition while attempting to master a new skill.
Sources of Motivation – participants take part in a series of rowing races using Concept 2 rowing machines and race simulation software. Different sources of motivation are identified to measure the effects of psychological boosts on physical performance.
Communication focuses on the impacts and methods used to transfer information. A host of practical tasks and challenges using tone, word choice and body language, demonstrate the effect of each individual’s communication style.
Interactive Quiz – is a quiz with a twist. Using wireless remotes, participants will be guided through a series of questions based on the workshops.
- Mental preparation
- Sources of motivation
- Skills for success
- Personal target setting
- Sprint timing gates
- Rowing machines
- Kick speed testing cage
- Batak Reaction Board
- Venue Racing live rowing race software/projection
- Watt Bike static cycle
- Various props and showpieces
Jill Douglas, Alde Valley School