Workshop consultations

The goal of workshop consultations is to introduce mental training to athletes, youth athletes, teams, coaches, parents, sport science personnel and/or associate staff.

Ambitus Performance offers workshops to assist clients in developing mental training plans for improving areas such as communication, motivation, leadership and teamwork. We specialize in tailoring mental training programmes and team-building workshops to meet the specific needs of our clients. These can take place at sports clubs, sports centres, GYMS, academies, schools, and colleges. We also offer a series of workshops that covers an introduction to mental skills training, controlled breathing and relaxation training, cognitive skills training (i.e., imagery, self-talk, etc.) and developing a mental training programme.

Common topics where psychology can provide assistance include:

Athletes-

  • Communication skills
  • Increasing athlete motivation
  • Leadership development
  • Team dynamics and cohesion
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Life skills training
  • Performance anxiety
  • Overcoming mental blocks
  • Dealing with frustration
  • Building confidence
  • Coping with injury

Coaches-

  • Coach efficacy
  • Coach-athlete Relationship
  • Coach led motivation
  • Coaching styles, coach communication
  • Psychological tools used by coaches
  • Overtraining and burnout problems

Youth Athletes-

  • Mistake management
  • Dealing with pressure
  • Coping with losing
  • Managing emotions
  • Balancing school and sport

Parents-

  • Understand and applying appropriate parenting styles
  • Providing support before, during and after competition
  • Giving appropriate feedback 
  • Creating a social support network
  • The importance of developing holistically

Ambitus Performance expects to achieve the following outcomes for the following audiences:

  1. Athletes – Introduce mental training to athletes, providing them with take-home messages and techniques to benefit their performance.
  2. Coaches– Coaches will familiarise themselves with the psychology of coaching and the mental skills for performance enhancement. Coaches will learn how their coaching methods can benefit their athletes’ psychological well-being, development of personality and motivation. 
  3. Youth athletes – The earlier youth athletes are exposed to sport psychology principles the better. Ambitus Performance will plan and prepare workshop exercises to increase the youth athletes’ awareness of psychological skills. We have also created a bespoke booklet for the students to keep and work on as homework. This is all designed to help the students think about how they may already use psychology in a game situation.
  4. Parents – Parents who are knowledgeable about “mental game” challenges and strategies are better equipped to support their young athletes. If you are a sports parent, you’ll want to learn how to improve your athletes’ mental game so they can get the most out of their skills in competition.

Ambitus Performance expects to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. Athletes on successful completion of this workshop is able to-
    • Understand mental skills and how they affect performance
    • Identify their own mental skills and have a greater awareness of them
    • Apply some basic mental skills techniques in practice
  2. Coaches on successful completion of this workshop is able to-
    • Understand sport psychology principles as applied to coaching
    • Identify major factors impacting coaching effectiveness
    • Apply sport psychology concepts
  3. Youth athletes on successful completion of this workshop is able to-
    • Understand when they might use psychology in a game situation
    • Identify their own mental skills and have a greater awareness of them
    • Apply some basic mental skills techniques in practice
  4. Parents on successful completion of this workshop is able to-
    • Understand when they might use psychology to help their child relax before competition
    • Know how to best support their children during training and competition
    • Learn about how praise, expectations and feedback can affect your child’s sport enjoyment

Workshop consultations are only offered face-to-face. The allotted time for a workshop is flexible according to the client’s requirements. Ambitus Performance has experience of providing psychological support to a wide range of sports and all sessions are customised to meet the client’s unique goals and needs. Our workshop consultations are always interactive and designed to encourage the coaches, players and parents to engage in the process together. Once sport psychology has been successfully introduced to the clients, 1:1 sessions may be offered to the clients if desired.

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