Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished athlete, your mental game contributes significantly to your performance. As a thumb suck, I would estimate 25% in the case of a beginner and up to 90% in the case of a top competitor. That being the case, by how much can you improve your performance by getting expert training in the mental game? And, crucially, implementing what you’ve learned? Even a relatively small improvement in performance and consistency will move you significantly up the ladder of whichever sport you do. So, what are you waiting for?
My next Mental Game training workshop for athletes, coaches and sport shooters will be on Saturday 3 March 2018 at the conference centre of the Willows Country Lodge in Pretoria. While it is specifically aimed at sport shooters, but will be applicable to most sports. The workshop will cover the “canon” of sport psychology, which is goal setting, stress management, self talk, imagery and focus. In addition to this, I shall be dealing with intuitive vs. rational decision making, developing expert heuristics and habits, developing a Stoic-growth mindset, pre-performance routines and so forth. You can access a PDF with more information on the content of the workshop by following the link below:
2018 Dr LJ Stander Mental Game Workshop_V01
Versions of the workshop have been presented to sport shooters in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Polokwane. The evaluations and feedback of participants were very positive and the vast majority believed that their performance would benefit by the experience.
The workshop will start at 08:00 and end at around 16:00. Lunch, as well as refreshments on arrival, at tea time and in the afternoon are included. A set of handouts will be provided. The cost will be R950,00 per athlete, payable by EFT or in cash at the venue. Only a limited number of slots will be available. Please complete the Google form below to register for the workshop. Please register by Monday 26 February if possible.
Willows Country Lodge, Pretoria
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