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CARNEGIE CENTRE FOR SPORT PERFORMANCE

GREAT STRIDES: ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF DEVELOPING ATHLETES Dr Andrew Manley

(Registered Sport Psychologist)


AIMS OF THE WORKSHOP Develop an understanding of each others’ roles in working with developing athletes Provide examples of work conducted over the last two seasons with developing athletes (aged 14-17) Reflections and future directions

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ACTIVITY #1: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE? Think about your role within your team/organisation... Using the “post-it” notes on the table, write down the duties that you are expected fulfil when working with your athletes (one duty or role per “post-it”) Place the “post-it” notes within the Big “I” on the flipchart

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IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHERS’ ROLES A crucial consideration in fulfilling my own role effectively Make sure the service I provide is fit for purpose Develop accepted expectations about: — The environment (e.g., philosophy and culture of the team/organisation) — Our specific role(s) within the environment (e.g., remit, time, content, accountability) Thelwell (2012)

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ACTIVITY #2: WHAT ARE THE NEEDS OF YOUR ATHLETES? Think about the primary needs of your developing athletes...

Using the marker pens provided, come up to the flipchart and list what you feel are the primary needs of your developing athletes Write these needs around the outside of the Big “I”

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IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING ATHLETES’ PRIMARY NEEDS Academy/Development

Vs.

High Performance/Elite

Development issues/progression

Motives

Achievement; Livelihood

School, College, University, Job

Other demands

Contracts; Media

Coach; Friends; Parents

Significant others

Coach; Friends; Parents; Fans

Coach; Teammates; Sporting Idols

Communication /Relationships

Coach; Teammates; Rivals

Acknowledge the differences whilst facilitating progression — Holistic approach (e.g., developing skills and attributes that are transferable but are aimed at enhancing athletic performance) Douglas and Carless (2006); Pain and Harwood (2007; 2008)

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ACTIVITY #3: DEVELOPING “IF...THEN...” STATEMENTS

Make some “If…, then…” statements to help you stick to your goals…

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If I find I am struggling to achieve my goals‌

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‌then I will try to think of ways to make my goals more exciting

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‌then I will speak to my coach to see if my goals need adjusting

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‌then I will ask myself if I am putting in the required level of effort

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IF‌I am tempted to eat foods that might stop me performing well

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IF‌I don’t feel like putting in 100% during a training session

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IF‌I am tempted to go out with friends when I should be training or doing schoolwork

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND “IF...THEN...” STATEMENTS Also known as “Implementation Intentions” (Gollwitzer, 1993)

Most powerful when people make physical connections between intentions and behaviours (Armitage, 2006; Arden & Armitage, 2008)

 IF…I don’t feel like putting in 100% during a training session

THEN…I will recall what I know about the benefits of training hard THEN…I will remember that I feel guilty when I behave this way THEN…I will make sure I am rewarded appropriately for sticking to my training plan

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REFLECTIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS Fortunate and privileged to work with a fantastic team of people Refine and promote the work we have engaged in to-date

More effective use of resources available (e.g., time, people) — Prioritise key needs (e.g., lifestyle balance and other demands)

— Tap into postgraduate trainees (enthusiastic and accessible)

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THE COACH IS ALSO A “PERFORMER” (MARTENS, 1987) WHAT WILL YOUR DASH BE MADE OF? 2nd European Race Walking Conference

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TAKE HOME MESSAGES IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND OUR OWN ROLE IN RELATION TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SUPPORT TEAM

ACCEPTED ROLES ALLOW US TO SUPPORT ATHLETES’ PRIMARY NEEDS TRY TO HELP ATHLETES MAKE PHYSICAL LINKS WITH POSITIVE BELIEFS AND BEHAVIOURS

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THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING

Q&A — Any further questions?

Email: A.J.Manley@leedsmet.ac.uk

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