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Workshops

Workshop Thought training

As you are exercising or playing a game, thoughts go through your head all the time, such as 'I have to do well' or 'I am going to score this penalty'. Some thoughts benefit your performance, others don't. This workshop helps you to realise how thoughts are often the cause of negative emotions, how to recognise these thoughts and how to change them into thoughts that strenghten your self-confidence. You are taught to deal with disturbing thoughts, which will eventually lead to a better performance.

Workshop Teambuilding

The aim of this workshop is to enhance 'team cohesion'. A lot of research shows that the more a team is actually 'a team', the better the performance and the more fun it is to play sports. During this workshop, we will address the following topics: what makes a team a real team, how to deal with differences within a team, what are your team's strenghts and weaknesses. All exercises are aiming teambuilding.

Workshop Visualisation

Many top-class athletes use visualisation and research suggests it increases perfomance. 

Visualisation is the part of mental training in which you practice your technique in your mind. It helps to learn new techniques or to sharpen existing ones, such as the shooting movement when taking a penalty. Visualisation before a game also helps you determine your strategy during that game. It increases your self-confidence, which leads to less tension during the game. Visualisation helps you to program your body and mind in a way that optimises your performance during those crucial moments. Last but not least, you can use visualisation techniques to replay a game in your mind and even detect problems in your technique. It also allows you to keep practicing your techniques mentally in case of an injury.

Workshop Mindful during sports

'Mindful' means 'to focus your attention to the present'. In the workshop 'exercising mindfully' you will discover more about mindfulness and on how to apply it during sports. 

Mindfulness is described in many ways, but what they all have in common are that they underline attention and an attitude of non-judgemental acceptance. Simply put: paying attention to what occurs from moment to moment without judgment is what we call mindfulness. Applying mindfulness during sports helps reduce tension, increase concentration and motivation and it helps to better tolerate pain or fatigue. 

This workshop teaches you various mindfulness exercises and how to apply them during sports. 

Workshop Concentration and focus

What does it actually mean when your coach or trainer shouts, 'Focus!'? And what can you do as an athlete, employee or referee to improve your concentration? This interactive workshop shows you what optimal focus is and how to improve it, by means of scientifically based practical exercises about dealing with distraction. It will teach you how to improve your performance with less effort. 

Workshop Learning styles

Not everyone learns in the same way. As a coach you may be tempted to teach your players in a way that suits you. However, when coaching a team, it is of great importance to take into account every player's unique learning style in order to have everyone performing optimally. This workshops helps you to gain insight into your own and your team's learning styles and how to deal with the different styles.  

 

Workshop Relaxation and energising

This workshop teaches you to regulate your tension levels. Through breathing techniques and becoming aware of your muscle tension, you will learn how to better deal with tension or stress, both during a competition as in daily life or training. Energising techniques will help you boost yourself during a competition or training. 

Workshop Dealing with aggression (for referees)

This workshop is meant for referees and other professionals within the field of sports. As a referee, you may find yourself in lots of difficult situations which may require a lot from you. The workshop taches you how to deal with difficult situations and difficult people. By means of the interaction model of Leary, we explain why some situations escalate and others don't. You will be offered tools on how to better manage difficult situations in order for you to fully focus n what is most important at that moment: making the right decisions in the game as a referee. 

Workshop Goal setting

Many athletes set their goals in ways that can negatively impact their performance, such as 'we have to win this competition!'. This however ignores the question 'how are you going to win?'. This workshop teaches you to set goals in a way that leads to increased focused attention, higher motivation and better performance. Setting goals will enable you to better track your progress, which leads to a quicker progress and keeps you motivated. In case of a team workshop, team goals will also be investigated and linked to personal goals.

Workshop Positive coaching

A coach or trainer is always looking for ways to get the best performance out of their team. As a coach you want to facilitate the learning process of your team members. This workshop teaches you the what's and the how's.