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AUTUMN 2013 ISSUE ONE

• One year on • Pushing too hard • Women in Coaching


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If you would like any more information on coaching please visit our website: www.coachinghampshireiow.co.uk or send an email to info@coachinghampshireiow.co.uk or call us on 01962 846818. CJ Lee Coaching Development Manager Sport Hampshire & IOW Castle Avenue Winchester SO23 8UL 01962 847523 cj.lee@hants.gov.uk Calum Drummond Coaching Development Officer Sport Hampshire & IOW Castle Avenue Winchester SO23 8UL 01962 846818 calum.drummond@hants.gov.uk

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It’s been just over a year since the most amazing sporting spectacle was hosted in the UK. Whilst most people have got back to their old routines, I still have a longing to be part of something bigger than myself.

not to in my job), and I attended and spoke at a couple of coaching conferences.

Having volunteered at the Games, I still feel connected to the buzz of the crowds, the excitement of the athletes and the anticipation of coaches who could only hope that they had done enough to assist their protégés during the preparation phase, so the athletes could lay it all on the line when it counted the most. This time last year I remember thinking how I committed to being an even better coach.

I watched different coaches [from different sports] deliver, asked a few questions, watched and analysed videos and tried a few new things in my own coaching (sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn’t). Most of this I was able to do because I work in coaching six days a week. The rest involved making deals with my wife to miss a family function here and there. On reflection I achieved most of my goals, but it came at a price…time, money and the odd “your dinner’s in the dog.”

Over the last 12-months I did in fact make it to a few more courses (hard

Joking aside, I’ve met more than one or two coaches who have sacrificed

personal relationships to be the best coach they can be, but this isn’t an extreme I would advocate to anyone. So what do you do when you have a full-time job, a wife [or significant other], kids [a dog, or other family pet] and friends outside of the sport - all of which require your time, energy and resources? How can you be the best whilst balancing all those other commitments? We know that finding the time to seek out new information and new skills is never easy. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to look or how to get going. Coaching Hampshire & IOW aims to help you remove some of the confusion and barriers, and this issue looks at some ways you might start to get a little closer to the coach you always wanted to be. Our Women in Coaching feature looks at what it takes to transition your hobby into your full-time job, whilst Matt Johnson, a senior lecturer at Southampton Solent University talks to coaches about the line between ‘pushing hard’ and ‘pushing too far’ in the search for elite performance. Each issue we try to find willing contributors who can provide you with some of what you need, and I’d like to thank all of these kind and knowledgeable people for their insight and support (past, present and future). Here’s to another great year of sport in the UK.

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The Youth Sport Trust initiative; Step into Sport took place again this summer aiming to develop young leaders who are intending to work with young disabled people in sport. Since completing the two-day camp these leaders have put their skills into practice in their own community, this has been achieved through supporting young disabled people in sport as well as improving opportunities for those in schools.

Mencap, one of the UK’s leading charities for learning disability, is about to launch a new disability sport workshop. The three hour workshop is aimed at parents, leaders, coaches and sports organisers who want to learn more about the nature of learning disabilities and how they affect people who are organising, delivering and participating in inclusive sport. Course designer, Sara Lunn, explained t he

workshop can be tailored to any specific audience, for example, canoeing or young people. Just let us know who you’re working with and we can create a more tailored programme.

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The workshop has already been successfully piloted in Manchester, London and Birmingham and will be launched in Hampshire in October. For more information or to book a free place, contact Calum Drummond on 01962 846818 or calum.drummond@hants.gov.uk

The learning outcomes • What a Learning Disability is • What the issues and barriers for people with a learning disability are when accessing sport • Different ways of communicating with people with a learning disability • Different ways of including people with learning disabilities in sport • How to promote sport to people with a learning disability • Different pathways and opportunities available in learning disability sport

This is one of the most prestigious events within the sports industry. Hosted by Sports Coach UK and supported by Gillette, it aims to raise the profile of coaches and celebrate what they have achieved to encourage participation, performance and excellence. We are proud to report that last year Quinton Shillingford, a good friend of CHIOW, won the Gillette Community Coach of the Year in 2012 and we hope that this has inspired others to follow in Quinton’s footsteps. This year’s event will be held at the Montcalm Hotel, London on 3 December. Nominations closed on Friday 27 September so please visit www.sportscoachuk.org for more details.

Project 500 is a new campaign to address the imbalance in the number of male to female coaches, creating a more diverse workforce to drive the growth of female participation in sport.

Despite the success of women at last year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, the need to engage more women and girls in sporting endeavours has never been so crucial. In the UK Women are twice as likely as men to receive coaching, but only 33% of our nation’s coaches are women with only 37% of these having coaching qualifications. Project 500 will help to create a new platform for women and girls to enjoy and excel in sport as recreational players, coaches, elite athletes and leaders. This will be achieved by providing successful candidates with scholarships, mentoring, coaching opportunities with the hope to inspire female coaches to develop their skills, as well as increasing female participation in sport. To sign up to Project 500 please visit

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The launch of the Disability Coaching Network took place on Sunday 15 September at Southampton Sports Centre. Jenny Archer, coach to six time Paralympic champion David Weir was on hand to deliver a coaching session to wheelchair users from Portsmouth and Aldershot & Farnham Athletics Club and also had the time to speak to SHIOW about her coaching experiences. The aim of the Disability Coaching Network is to connect people who have a passion for coaching and deliver high quality sport. We hope to improve the current inclusive sports programme within the county by highlighting the gaps in disability coaching provision. This project looks to recruit, train and deploy both non-disabled and disabled coaches whilst giving those, no matter their level of coaching experience an opportunity to contribute to disability sport. This would ensure that there is on-going support for disability and mainstream clubs, providing practitioners with links to ‘active’ coaches, a chance to meet, communicate and share best practice as well as developing current opportunities.

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This time last year we witnessed some of the world’s most talented athletes compete in what turned out to be a very successful Paralympics. It feels like only yesterday we saw David Weir make it four gold medals out of four events in David Weir athletics, Ellie Simmons swimming her way to success and not forgetting the powerful Jonnie Peacock who also claimed a gold medal in the T44 100m. These memories will stay with us for many years and even longer for the athletes themselves. Charlotte Henshaw, a British Paralympic swimmer tweeted ‘@ChenshawGB: I can’t believe it has been a year since winning my silver medal at London Ellie Simmons 2012. A day I will never forget xx.’ Friend of SHIOW, Olivia Breen also tweeted ‘@BreenOlivia: I can’t believe it has been a year since I won the bronze medal in the relay, it was the best night of my life!’ Saturday 7 September was National Paralympic day and celebrated disability sport and arts a year on from the end of the Paralympic Games. The event gave the public a chance to meet some of the stars of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and to try out a few Paralympic sports.

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For any country to achieve the success that Great Britain realised in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics (third overall in the medal table in both) it not only reflected exceptional performance by athletes but also that of their coaches. As sports coaches, what a fortunate position we are now in a year on that we can learn from our peers and their experiences. What were some of the key ingredients in the recipe for success and how can we apply some of these to our coaching at our own level of sports participation? On reflection though, how many of us have actively sought to learn more since the closing ceremonies of both events and what have the sports’ governing bodies provided in order for some of the ideas to ‘filter down’? This article seeks to highlight examples of how accessible some of the knowledge has been. There are a number of ways that coaches can develop their skills and enhance their knowledge. One of the first ways can be through attending conferences and workshops.

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best practice, so if you take up these opportunities then ask questions when you are there. I have yet to attend a conference where presenters were not willing to be open to further questioning.

respective disciplines. Regularly looking at updates of activities in your local area could ensure that you join the community of learning coaches keen to progress.

Post-London 2012 the shelves of bookshops were awash with Olympic athlete autobiographies but I wanted something to read which was from the coach’s perspective. The search led me to a text by Tim Kyndt and Sarah Rowell who have recently compiled a collection of individual case studies from elite coaches titled Achieving Excellence in Sport: The Experiences behind the Medals. The aim was for coaches and support staff to share their thoughts on topics such as improving teamwork, communication and performance under pressure. The contributors’ backgrounds ranged from disciplines such as strength and conditioning to biomechanics and sport psychology and all provide useful application of ideas and interventions. One of most important messages which stood out for me and one which could further underpin the purpose of the article came from Jurg Gotz, Head of the British Canoe Slalom Podium Programme. He emphasised the value in gaining experience;

After the 2000 Sydney Olympics there was an immediate focus on discovering the secrets behind the success of Australian sport. Well now the tables have turned and Great Britain can provide a lead in sports performance which can have positive consequences for those who are prepared to actively seek to learn from the best. As you can see these coaches are not out of reach. The London 2012 legacy must be viewed as wider than one of participation and include coaching where the momentum can be built on for future generations.

Learn by doing, observe others and soak up knowledge from others. Dani King, Olympic Gold medallist in cycling In April I attended a regional coach development day where Jason Lee, the Head Coach of the GB Hockey team at London 2012, gave a presentation about his experiences and the challenges faced when preparing players for competition. The audience contained people involved with surfing, climbing and more traditional sports such as tennis and rowing that were all drawn to the day with the common goal of improving their coaching and those they coach. What did I learn that I could take back to my own coaching environment? Afterwards I appreciated more the need for the coaching team to be consistent with their approach so players felt more at ease. This reference to consistency centred on their expectations of players both at training and in competition, their discipline and the importance placed on the ‘rapport’ that is nurtured between all involved.

Strengthening relationships was an essential focus on the management of a team that will inevitably spend hours together and experience highs and lows. The thirst for knowledge continued and next was Fencing. Now this may have not stolen the spotlight at London in terms of medal-winning performances but they have a comprehensive approach for continuing to develop their sport as well as engaging with and educating coaches. Jon Rhodes, their High Performance Consultant, has brought his experience from the Games to a series of workshops across the south east and Channel Islands presenting on a variety of subjects including periodization and training and applied long-term athlete development. He believes it is essential that coaches look “outside the walls of their own discipline” and see what others do.

Jon continued “coaches have been described as similar to magpies stealing ideas from this to one to another. This is no bad thing, but I view it as sharing not stealing.” There is a lot that fencing could teach us too about speed and footwork…ask any boxing coach that has used fencing drills in the preparation of their athletes. Governing bodies such as British Triathlon and British Cycling host annual coaching conferences and aim to draw upon the experiences of those who worked with athletes at the Olympics and world championships. At this years’ British Triathlon conference, Jack Maitland, coach of Alastair and Jonny Brownlee was an invited key note speaker. These events are not a ‘closed-shop’ and, while limited on numbers, are not always limiting in access by coaching level. Additionally, all coaches want to share

Former Australian Rugby Union coach, Eddie Jones, at the first of a series of talks held at the University of Winchester had spoken of the ‘need to read’ and expected his coaching staff and players to be improving their knowledge base through reading. Professional sport is not always so far removed from what we can actually achieve ourselves. Finally we can look within our own region of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and recognise what is being done to support coach education. In March Dani King, Olympic Gold medallist in cycling gave an opening address on the important role of coaches at the Young Coaches Conference held in Southampton. Dani, a Hampshire native, spoke about her humble beginnings at TriStar triathlon club, where the enthusiasm and expertise of local club coaches helped to cement the fundamentals, before being talent ID’d by one of the regional coaches for British Cycling. The point is you don’t have to look far to access insights from those at the top of their

When you reflect on the last 12 months, how did those heady weeks of Olympic success inspire you to find out more, to be a better coach and to progress? ‘Standing still’ may not be the best option because we would be churlish not to invest in our own development and take advantage of the knowledge that is readily available. Adapt the phrase “same training, same results” to “same coaching, same results” and learn to be a magpie. Richard Cheetham Senior Lecturer at University of Winchester

CoachNote – Allows you to create drills, strategies and tactics as well as controlling player’s movement, direction and rotation. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Human Kinetics Now – publishes books, journals, online courses, video products and software participants, coaches and exercise scientists. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. CoachMyVideo – provides easy, efficient and effective video communication and training tools for coaches and athletes. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. iTeam Playbook – Allows you to plan your team’s tactics, formations and training sessions. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

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Coaching Hampshire & IOW launched Project 500 earlier this year with the aim of addressing the imbalance in coaching amongst males (69 per cent) and females (31 per cent). Of the 300,000 women actively coaching in the UK, only 18 per cent of these hold qualifications. Following an Olympic and Paralympic Games which was dominated by female success, it’s on this stage that we propose to encourage more women to share their skills and expertise with those budding sports people of all ages, whether they want to perform on the national stage or simply want to get fit and more active.

In this issue we’re focussing on Exercise, Movement and Dance. Now I can already here some of you saying that ‘dance’ isn’t a real sport. For any of you brave enough to put your muscles (and unitards) where your mouth is, I defy you to get through even a basic dance class without breaking into a profuse sweat and working every muscle group you can name. A few weeks ago we went to meet a few of our Project 500 ambassadors at a local church hall in Cranleigh, Surrey.

APEX Franchise partners get the benefit of building on an existing brand, access to wider funding opportunities, use of a robust administration and marketing platform; access to lesson plans, contracts and service level agreements. Hunt’s advice is: “Everyone has to make sure it’s right for them. They need to know the pros and cons. Starting a business at anytime can be tough, but in the current economic climate it can be extremely daunting. On the flip side the rewards of creating your own business can be immense. One of the great

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There we met with Karen Chetwynd, Sarah Price and Shalini Bhalla. All three women have very different stories detailing how they got into dance, became teachers and have made a living as a result. All three stories can be viewed on our YouTube channel and will give you a feel for what it takes to become a successful teacher.

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Jodie started working for Apex, a Dance and Performing Arts teaching / coaching provider and within a short space of time, having proven herself, she was given the opportunity to purchase her own part of the Apex business by buying a Dance and Performing Arts Franchise from Apex. Commenting on her new franchise business, Jodie said:

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We also met Jodie, she started her Apex Dance and Performing Arts Franchise in September 2012. Although only in her first year of operation Jodie already has three fulltime and four part time-staff members working for her in over 40 Schools. Jodie began dancing at the age of five and had always dreamt of setting up her own Dance and Performing Arts School. After studying at The Brit School, Jodie went abroad and taught and performed shows for holiday goers, but was keen to return to the UK to a job that allowed her to maintain her passion for the Arts and work with children.

It’s hard work still, but the Apex team have been brilliant in helping me get the difficult things right. The guys instill confidence in you. They have high values and aspirations for your business yet still listen to my ideas and plans. We are only 11-months into the process, but we have built up a terrific client base already and I am really pleased I have bought the franchise. Jodie said that her biggest fear, was the finance side of things: “I didn’t realise that there was so much to do behind the scenes in terms of banking, reconciling accounts, raising invoices, journaling prepayments to make sure that we are making a profit. The guys have been really supportive and helped me through what I thought was going to be a bit of a nightmare. With their help, things have got a lot easier.”

What advice can you offer other people going into business? “Explore the franchise route – it’s not for everyone, but it has considerably sped up the process of setting up and running my business.

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It came equipped with all the back of house systems and resources needed to start trading instantly and its great that there is someone to turn to. The head office team are constantly bringing out new ideas and concepts to make my life easier, allowing me to spend more time working on my business than working in my business.”

Running your own business Even if you’re a great coach, being successful at running your own business takes a lot more than coaching skills. You have to understand simple accounting, cash flow, get to grips with income tax and that’s all before you’ve even start employing anyone. Before even the thought of that scares you away from embarking on your dream career, fear not as help is at hand. APEX Dance is just one of a number of companies who are only too happy to support up-and-coming dance teachers who want to turn their hobby into a full-time operation. Managing Director, Stewart Hunt, explains:

The APEX Dance Franchise allows anyone with an interest in Dance to get started in their own dance business. We sit down and discuss a business plan, look at growth potential and address any potential risks. Being part of a franchise business model isn’t right for everyone, but affords a degree of protection that you can’t get from starting out on your own.

benefits of working with APEX is there’s always someone in your corner fighting for you.”

Dance in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight From October 2013 Project 500 will be working in partnership with the Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership, APEX Dance and Southampton Solent University to recruit, train and support twenty Dance Leaders in the county. Once they have completed their training, each leader will deliver sessions in schools and the local community, before being offered the opportunity to complete a Level 2 qualification in Street Dance, Just Jhoom or Latin. During the course of the programme APEX will provide some business and employability mentoring to help students to understand the pros and cons of running their own business. If you know of any women aged 18 or over who would like to pursue a career in dance teaching, then please get them to contact CJ Lee, Coaching Development Manager cj.lee@hants.gov.uk or simply sign up to Project 500.

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the part of the coach, the athlete and the parents. The reality is that there are many coaches who, with all the right intentions, push children to help them achieve their potential and give them a shot at success. It is fact that without coaches pushing their talented children we would not be enjoying the current success in British sport. The major issue here is that it is really hard for a coach to know how far to push their athletes. Each athlete has their own threshold and if they get it wrong there are major consequences: a) the child can be physically and / or psychologically damaged; b) the child burns out or drops out of the sport; I have recently noticed a growth in the number of parents contacting me for advice about coaches pushing children too hard. This article aims to generate a discussion about the challenges of helping children achieve their potential whilst also avoiding the pit-falls of pushing too hard. British sport has not experienced the dominance as we have seen over the last twelve months in many years. Success at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, the Lions rugby tour, the Ashes cricket, Wimbledon, the Tour de France, I could go on. Each of these has inspired more athletes and coaches to participate in sport, but also to strive for success. This article is not about participation sport, where I firmly believe the emphasis must be on enjoyable physical activity, accessible to everyone. This article is interested in how coaches get the most out of talent.

The theory It is widely accepted that it takes approximately 10,000 hours or 10 years of deliberate practice to achieve expertise in a sport. Most governing bodies have adopted some form of Istvan Balyi’s 1995 Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) model that helps coaches structure that 10-year journey to facilitate self-fulfilment. On that journey children pass through progressively more specific and demanding phases of training.

By Matt Johnson,

Sport scientist and Senior lecturer in coaching and sport psychology, Southampton Solent University.

c) the coach gets accused / convicted of abusing the child. What we do know is that all athletes are unique and what works for one athlete may not work for the next. The parents that have spoken to me about this issue

However, there are a number of issues with the 10,000 hour and LTAD models: 1. 10,000 hours over 10 years is nearly three hours of deliberate practice a day every day for 10 years. Now I appreciate that athletes will do more hours a day in the later stages of development than the early stages, but we are still looking at a significant weekly commitment if these talented children are going to peak. 2. To make things more challenging this isn’t fun training. What many of the textbooks and governing bodies play down or omit to mention is that “deliberate practice requires effort and is not inherently enjoyable”. 3. According to the LTAD model, children eventually enter the ‘training to win’ stage at 18 - 19 years of age. However, the incentive to excel earlier than this has never been greater. There is increased pressure on children, coaches and parents to achieve success earlier and earlier in order to access the riches that come with success (media interest, big contracts, sponsorship deals, celebrity status). 4. In sports where early specialisation is desirable (i.e. gymnastics, figure skating and diving) there is even more pressure to identify and realise potential at a very young age.

The message for parents 1. There is no place in sport for abuse and if you have any concerns then talk to the coach and /or club welfare officer. If you’re still not happy then talk to someone at the Child Protection in Sport Unit (see www.thecpsu.org.uk ). 2. However, if success was easy, everyone would have a gold medal. If your child is going to achieve their full potential then they and you will have to accept that it isn’t always going to be fun and it is going to require many hours of tough deliberate practice. You and your child will have to learn to cope with demanding training, tough feedback, and failure. 3. Even with 10,000 hrs of deliberate training there is no guarantee of gold medals. There are so many other variables for example genetics, parental support, their month of birth, the environment they live in, school PE, the quality of the coaching and luck. The aim of any talent development programme is to help a child achieve their potential. This ‘potential’ might not be good enough for the gold medal, but it is still amazing.

The message for coaches 1. It is important that you understand that each individual in your care is unique and needs to be treated differently. Pushing everyone at the same rate can only lead to failure. have all been worried that the coach working with their child has got it wrong and the coach’s behaviour is having a damaging affect.

The solution I think the solution is relatively simple and it requires coaches, children and parents to build and maintain an effective relationship built on open communication, understanding and trust. Child

2. Don’t assume that physically and technically gifted children can cope with the pressure of training like a champion. A range of psychological attitudes and behaviours are required to excel in sport: confidence, desire, persistence and positive thinking are all crucial for optimising development. Just like the physical and technical skills, the athletes in your care will all have different levels of each of these mental skills and they will all need support in developing the mind-set required to train like a champion. 3. Remember that parents don’t know how you think and often won’t be able to hear what you’re saying to their child. They also pick up the pieces when their child is upset and demotivated after a tough session. Even though time is tight it’s essential that you make time to work in partnership with the parents. You both want the best for their child and working together will be much more fruitful.

The message for children The problem The fact is that to achieve success in contemporary sport, especially early maturing sports, it is going to require sustained, intense, deliberate, (often unenjoyably) training from a very young age for an extended period of time. This is not something that children are necessarily going to engage in without being pushed from time-to-time.

I’m sure that there are many of you out there now jumping up and down, saying that children’s sport isn’t about winning, it’s about having fun. I don’t disagree…but the evidence suggests that making champions requires more than just having fun. I am not under any guise condoning or promoting abusive coaching, but I think the fulfilment of potential does require extraordinary commitment and mental toughness on

1. There is no easy way to be great at something. Think about your hero or heroin in sport. What challenges do you think they had to cope with on their journey to become great?

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2. There is a difference between bad pain and good pain. Bad pain is experienced when you’re injured and when you feel bad pain you should stop immediately and get medical attention. Good pain is more like discomfort. This discomfort might be physical or mental. Good pain is perfectly natural and is essential if you are pushing yourself hard enough to become a champion. Remember, if you want to be the best you have to train harder than the rest.

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By building on their strengths and growing their mental muscle your young sports people will relish any challenge and want to learn how to keep on improving.

Our distinct approach, using Apps, development sessions, online assessment and one-on-one coaching, recognises not only the need to develop

the individual player but also the benefits of working closely with the Organisation/Club, the Coach/Manager and Parents/Supporting Friends. This is the Mental Muscle Company. Find out how you can get involved. www.thementalmusclecompany.com

By Paul Miller, The Mental Muscle Compamy

Emotions run the show when the pressure is on. How we manage our emotions is critical to us performing our best. You only need to have watched Andy Murray win the final game of the third set at Wimbledon and the England Cricket Team stay calm in the last hour of the recent Test Match to know that. One of the key challenges we face with young sports people is that it is difficult for them to articulate how they feel. This often leads to displays of frustration, anger or withdrawal.

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are paramount to developing a winning mentality. Understanding how to manage emotions and learning how to build mental muscle to maintain a positive approach are crucial to success in sport and life. The Mental Muscle Company specializes in the mental and emotional development of young sports people, and in bringing them to higher performance levels we simplify psychology in sport by helping the young sportsperson to: • understand themselves as an athlete and a person, and • get out of their own way, so they can perform to their talent and potential We all know young sportspeople who can turn it on almost at will in training and yet freeze on the big stage or those who are so keen to please they tense up right at the crucial moment. It is only with the right mental attitude and mind-set that success can be achieved and sustained. Developing Self-Awareness, Self-Confidence and Self-Reliance in the sporting individual

As coaches of young sports people you will have much knowledge and ability in your chosen sport and yet still may find there is a missing link in gaining the success you feel your club or team deserve. Whilst support at the elite end of competition may be world class, the potential stars of the future often struggle for help or remain hidden. Ensuring that sports people at all levels are equipped with the skills, knowledge and emotional strength to cope with competition is the challenge and focus of The Mental Muscle Company. For the very first time The Mental Muscle Company has created an all inclusive package of interventions that will support your great work with your young sportspeople. This will enable them to manage their emotions more effectively and hence allow them to separate themselves from the average performers.

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November 2013 Project 500 Coaching Workshop Tuesday 26 November 2013 7pm-9.30pm Surrey Sports Park, Guilford (GU2 7AD) Free if registered with Project 500 £10 per person

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