A3 PowerPoint Presentation (Reference recently 10 years): Pick and briefly describe the sport or exercise you are focussing on (e.g., weight lifting; AFL; cycling; taking part in exercise classes).
You are a coach, consultant or trainer. You know that there are a variety of sport and exercise psychology constructs that have an impact on the people you train – such as having an impact on their motivation to show up to practice/their sessions; their ability to focus on the task at hand; and the speed with which they learn (or do not learn) new motor skills and patterns.
Pick and briefly describe the sport or exercise you are focussing on (e.g., weight lifting; AFL; cycling; taking part in exercise classes). Pick and briefly describe the population you are focusing on (e.g., elite athletes; a clinical population; beginners). Pick three psychological or motor skills you want to improve or develop in the people you train. Explain/describe those constructs. Design an intervention that focuses on those three skills. Carefully detail the specifics of the program you develop. Explain why you have chosen the skills you have chosen. If relevant, include a discussion of some other factors that might be relevant to your program. Describe your outcome measures to assess how will you know if your intervention has been a success? What tools or scales or tests will you use, and when will you administer them? What factors do you need to consider that will make your intervention a success or a failure?
Cohort and psychological skills development
Soccer players require unique core characteristics such as highly developed physiological (agility), tactical (decision making) and technical (tackling) skills and abilities (Slimani, 2016).
Furthermore, psychological skill development and opportunities for ongoing practice are vital components in assisting players to cope with the challenges of; anxiety, stress, decreased confidence/self-efficacy and motivation (Slimani, 2016). Therefore, a multicompetent training program inclusive of physical, technical, tactical and psychological preparation/development may be crucial in driving performance excellence and psychological well-being amongst a team of 15 amaetur soccer players.
Defining the sport and scenario
Commonly referred to as the “world game”, soccer is ranked as the number one team sport. Soccer consists of two teams of 11 players and is played on a grass field with goals at opposing ends. The primary objective of the game is to kick, knee or head the ball into the opposition’s goal, with the exception of the goalie being allowed to use his/her hands to deflect the ball from entering the goal (Soccer, 2020).
Adrian has recently been assigned as Head coach for the Darwin United soccer team (15 male adults >18yrs).
The team has a long standing history of unsuccessful results with players reporting increased competition anxiety/stress and a decrease in self-confidence and motivation.
After an extensive review of the 2020 soccer program and in consultation with players and staff, Adrian has recommended that the team invest in an interdisciplinary strategy for the 2021 season. The strategy will focus on improving the core characteristics of physical fitness, technical and tactical skills and will integrate a multicomponent psychological program focussed on developing skills in; self-talk, progressive muscle relaxation and imagery for all players.
(1) Pick three psychological skills you want to improve or develop in the people you train. Explain/describe those constructs
Psychological skill straining- Relaxation (muscle relaxation) (90words)
(2) Explain why you have chosen the skills you have chosen. (Relaxation, Imagery, Self-talk) 250 words (exclude reference)
(3) Design an intervention that focuses on those three skills
-Relaxation (muscle relaxation) (100words)