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4.1 Be able to plan a psychological skills training programme


Ryan Farrow

on 10 January 2016

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Transcript of 4.1 Be able to plan a psychological skills training programme

Sports Psychology
Unit 17
Learning Aim
Psychological Skills
P6 so keep these Safe
I will not be
Final thought:
Identying psychological demands of sports
Stage 1 Assessment
Important to know the strengths and weaknesses of the individual prior to setting aims and objectives
Be able to plan a psychological skills training programme to enhance sports performance
Social Loafing
Tuckman's (1965) stages of group development
Prescribed leaders
Emergent leaders
Welcome to Psychological Skills Training!
Aim - To provide an overview to the needs analysis process in sport psychology interventions
What are psychological skills and how important are they for elite athletes?
'A learned or innate characteristics of the athlete that makes it possible or even likely that he/she will succeed in sport' (Weinberg and Gould, 2011)
Psychological skills activity 1
In your groups, using the image of the athlete given to your group, highlight which psychological skills you MIGHT associate with the them #COMEON
Be prepared to explain yourself to the group
If we know that these skills are integral for sport performance, does that mean we can enhance them?

We can help our athletes improve their psychological skills which may even help there performance!
Psychological Skills Training (PST)
'Psychological Skills Training (PST) refers to a systematic and consistent practice of mental or psychological skills for the purpose of enhancing performance' (Weinberg & Gould, 2011)
Agree or disagree?
Keep Running
PST Programme requires
1 conduct baseline assessments
2 plan the programme
3 conduct reassessment
4 review the programme
Assess and plan the current psychological skills of a selected performer
1. Pair up with a partner for the duration of this assessment
2. You must keep these results for your assessment
You will need to use a combination of all of methods
'Interviews develop a trust and rapport while also providing in-depth knowledge of the athletes involvement in sport and real life issues' (Taylor, 1995)
1. Interviews for PST
Write down the information we learn about Joey Essex in this short interview! #KEEPCALMANDLISTEN
PST Activity #3
Scenario: In your assignment pairs, you have 10 minutes to interview each other to gain information about your participant. Remember, your interviews should be centered around sport performance! , Use the prompt questions to help although it would be great if you could think of your own questions to ask your athlete!

This will form part of your P6 for assignment 4!
Keep it safe !

'Questionnaires provide impartial data and refute or confirm subjective assessment. They can also uncover new issues and are time efficient. However, they are often hampered by self-preservation bias' (Taylor, 1995)
Athletic Coping Skills Inventory (ACSI) (Smith et al, 1995)
Concentration 0-12

Coachability 0-12

Coping with adversity 0-12

Confidence of AM 0-12

Peaking under pressure 0-12

Freedom from worry 0-12

Goal setting and mental prep 0-12

= 0-84
Competitive state anxiety inventory -2 (CSAI2) (Martens, Vealey and Burton, 1990)
Somatic anxiety 9-36
Cognitive anxiety 9-36
Self-confidence 9-36
The Sport Competition Anxiety Scale (SCAT) (Martens, 1977)
15 items measuring a level of competitive anxiety
Less likely to control anxiety
More likely to control anxiety
Before you can plan your PST program, you need to identify the demands of the particular sport you are examining. Performance profile is one way of doing this.
Using the performance profile template on share point conduct a pp with your partners you must
1) Identify and define key qualities for performance
2) Profile the athletes perceptions and your perceptions
3) Discus profile
4)Agree goald and how they will be achieved

Technical (Sport specific)

Self Belief
Pain Tolerance
Goal Setting
Emotional Control
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