Competitive Sports Coaching
Stress, in excess, is deteriorating to the human body regardless of your profession or lifestyle. Yet, it has its few pros, especially if you are an athlete!
At BETTER HUMANS, we understand that a certain amount of stress is necessary and actually beneficial to athletes, if controlled and properly managed! The major problem competing athletes encounter, while preparing for or during a competition, is having their mind work against them by creating damaging imagery. This condition causes excessive anxiety in the body, therefore weakening endurance, muscle strength, focus and agility.
Developing a Winning Attitude and Strong Confidence are essential topics in our sessions. BETTER HUMANS has developed a set of programs that specifically address the different stress factors impacting a team, parents, and of course, the athlete.
The stress levels vary according to the role the individual plays in that competition. Therefore, it is extremely important that coaches and parents understand their position and don’t over stress the competitor. The athlete will need various relaxation techniques in order to cope with all the exterior and internal stress stimuli coming their way.
We assist the athlete is effectively identifying stress factors, their symptoms and consequences in their body, and developing an efficient body – mind relationship. Sometimes, simply talking and sharing feelings can ease anxiety. It may help to get an adult’s perspective in order to relieve uncertainty, doubt and anxiety. – someone who has dealt with competitive stress before, and who is not directly related nor involved.
Erika Ramelli competed in swimming, as well as track and field. She won her first gold medal at the age of 6. She was a swim coach for the Wichita-Aqua-Shocks, 1998-2001
What do we talk about?
- Build Self-Confidence
- Develop Pre-Competitive Positive Visualization
- Competitive Concentration Strategies
- Manage External, Environmental and Unforeseen Events
- Social, Family and Team dynamics and Interaction
- Meditation/ Relaxation Techniques
You cannot always control the events that come your way and cause Stress, but YOU CAN CONTROL the way you react and respond to them!
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