THE DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE IN YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS
UNITED SOCCER COACHES DIPLOMA
8:00am-11:30am Inspire Conference Room
There are unique psychological reactions triggered by the survival instinct, which occur in the performance environment. The athlete that reactively experiences moments of doubt, fear, hesitation, lack of confidence, or inhibited motivation is not weak, soft, or unfocused, but is more accurately purely human, as these emotions are part of the what is considered the normal spectrum related to performance stress.
The greatest influence the coach can have is creating an everyday performance environment that encourages the athlete to take risks, push their comfort zone, crave challenges, and grow. By understanding the science of the brain when under performance stress, and specific core-principles of mental strength the coach can create not only a healthy performance environment, but on a daily basis help their athletes to develop these essential skills.
This training will cover the science of the brain under stress; how to identify if the athlete is struggling psychologically; and most importantly teach proven psychological principles that are easy for the coach to effectively apply in the moment.