How we work with teams and groups of athletes
As well as working with athletes to implement sport psychology techniques into their games, we teach the same sport psychology techniques to teams and groups. When working with teams or groups of athletes, Sport Psychology Institute Northwest consultants use the same sport psychology techniques as they do with individual athletes (how to focus thoughts, how to control emotions, how to maintain a positive mindset, how to visualize success, how to let go of mistakes, how to perform under pressure).
We work very closely with the coach to determine the sport psychology topics that will best help the team with their confidence, motivation, and overall mental game.
Teaching these techniques to a group helps get the message to the whole team or group. In addition to those sport psychology techniques, team sessions include:
- Team building and how to improve team unity
- Team motivation techniques, such as mission statements
- Building and maintaining a team culture
Team workshops are engaging and upbeat and we require team members to be active in the session. Powerpoint presentation, worksheets, and team activities are all used.
Between 4-6 team sessions are recommended for maximum benefit.
Sample of Sports Teams:
Wilson High School baseball
Since 2006, SPINw has provided:
– 4 one-hour workshops each year. 1 with coaches present, 3 with athletes only.
– On-field observation