The Sport Mind Workshops have been presented to various schools and clubs and offer the opportunity to enhance mental skills for athletes, coaches and parents. Although there are specific programmes and learning units, the workshops are tailor-made to suit the need of your club, team or organisation. The workshops and talks are practical and will equip you with tools and techniques that are effective and easy to use.
The “Sport Mind Workshops” is a fantastic opportunity to learn and understand the importance of mental preparation in sport and how you can use your mind to improve performance. Not only gives it a new perspective on preparation for competitive sport but also how to deal with competition stress and anxiety. As a coach I have learned how to positive talk to athletes to inspire, motivate and support in training and competitions. Coaches need to deal with their own stresses, anxiety of athletes, expectations of parents and so much more and the sport mind workshop taught me more on how to deal with all of these challenges. Danny Damon
Danny Damon - Full time coach at Monster Javelin Coaching, specialising in javelin and also part of the SA Coaching Team at IPC World Championships 2015 Doha, Africa Senior Championships 2016 and Rio Paralympics 2016. Danny has coached many athletes to success on national and international level. Amongst these athletes are the likes of Morne Moolman - Silver 2011 - World Youth and Bronze 2012 - World Juniors, Anneke Germishuys - Gold 2015 Africa Youth championships, Zandri Bailey - Bronze 2013 - Africa Junior Championships and current SA under 23 Champion, Para Athlete (F38) Reinhardt Hamman - World Champion 2013 and 2015 and Paralympic champion 2016 and many more upcoming stars.
There are many aspects to mental training and various topics are covered within the Sport Mind workshops and talks.
You can expect to learn more about:
- Mental Toughness and resilience.
- Becoming aware of your Self-talk and creating more effective ways to communicate.
- The power of your mind and how your thoughts Influence your performance.
- How to overcome negative mindsets and beliefs.
- Enhancing self-confidence and how to deal with negative patterns
- Dealing with anxiety and fear of failure effectively – Performing at your peak when it counts.
- How to use Imagery and Visualization in sport.
- Relaxation and state control.
- Focus and concentration.
- The role of the coach, athlete and parents
- And more …
This is your opportunity to get to know your MIND and learn how you can use it to enhance your PERFORMANCE. All you need to do is to be open and allow yourself to embrace a change in perspective.
To find out more how you can attend or arrange an event you can contact Bennie Louw or CLICK HERE to send me your details and I will contact you to discuss how I can help you.
What Coaches, Athletes and Parents say about the workshops.Previous
My eyes were opened to much bigger things in life. Attending this course helped me, not only with sports, but also in business and other aspects of life. I can strongly recommend this course for parents, coaches and athletes. It will leave you changed.Chris
Everyone learned that thoughts determine our feelings and feelings impact on actions and actions determine results - this course helped me with techniques on how to keep emotions under control and to use it to my advantage.Marli
This is definitely a must for any person who is serious about sportJacques
Wat `n belegging. Ek is so opgewonde en dankbaar dat ek die geleentheid gehad het om te leer hoe om die krag van my 'mind' te kan gebruik om my doelwitte te bereik. Ek voel nou volkome toegerus en is opgewonde oor my potensiaal. Ek het nooit besef watse groot invloed dit het op my lewe het wanneer ek negatiewe gedagtes het nie. Ek wens almal vir wie ek omgee was deel van die kursus aangesien baie van dit toegepas kan word op ander fasette van mens se lewe soos werk, studies, projekte...ens. Die inhoud is duidelik en eintlik so eenvoudig dat daar absoluut geen rede is om dit nie dadelik te begin toepas nie. Just do it!!!Michelle van Jaarsveldt
Thanks Bennie for a very valuable mini-workshop at Paarl Gymnasium Primary. My 12-year-old twins now begin to understand how your thoughts and attitude can affect your game on the field. To them it was an opportunity to experience firsthand how your thoughts influence how you perform. Through positive thinking and proactive actions, you can focus on your goal and achieve it. It was very helpful for us as parents to learn how to treat and communicate with your child before, during and after a game or race by asking the right questions and remember that there is no such thing as failure, just something you can improve! For the coaches and parents together, it was good to learn that the team of 3 comprises: athlete, coach as well as athlete. Each has its place and work in the team and it is essential for success. If everyone's MIND is in the right place, so much is possible! I can recommend this form of mind coaching and can say with great confidence that individuals, teams, parents, and coaches can benefit greatly from attending.Paula Rossouw