what is sportsmind
Enhance Sports Conditioning | Improving Sport & Athletic Performance
The major obstacles to improved sports performance are not physical, but rather mental or emotional obstacles:
- lapses in concentration
- pre-performance anxiety
- poor motivation
- loss of confidence
- negative mental attitude
- ‘choking’ under pressure, etc.
Do you want success?
If you want to improve your golf swing, your race times, your strength, your motivation, or your competitive edge, the answer is personal development.
The key to high achievement is personal development. The cutting edge in sports training today is personal development. You build better sportspeople by building better people.
Until now, the focus of both the physical and mental preparation of athletes has been directed almost exclusively towards performance enhancement … and this has resulted in many of the negatives we now see in sport: performance enhancing drugs; overtraining illnesses and injuries; athletes who are ‘fit’ but not healthy; eating disorders; and even depression in professional sportspeople.
True champions are those who holistically develop themselves – rather than just their bodies or sports skills. Learning success skills that are transferable to other areas of endeavour, so when your competitive days are over, these skills will benefit you in your new career, and your life.
- Confidence and Self Belief
- Emotional Control
- Positive Mental Attitude
- Leadership and Risk Taking
- Focus and Concentration
- Handling Pressure and Setbacks
- Goal Planning and Achievement
- Positive Self Concept & Self Esteem
- Self Motivation & Direction
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Interpersonal Communication & Rapport
- Personal Organisation and Time Management
- Visualisation and Creativity
Sportsmind is very different from ‘sports psychology’. Sportsmind is about enhancing athletic performance and achieving excellence in sport through personal development. Developing the mental and emotional skills, that allow for the attainment of an individual’s full potential.
Coaches and athletes spend most of their time training fitness and sports skills – yet it’s the person with the mental and emotional toughness that succeeds. You don’t build physical fitness with a half dozen gym workouts – nor do you build mental and emotional toughness and confidence with an ad-hoc approach. What is needed is a holistic, structured personal development program designed for high achievers.
This is Sportsmind.
Sportsmind is the premier personal development program for professional athletes and coaches in the world. Sportsmind provides the very best one-on-one peak performance coaching for individuals, and motivational and personal development workshops and talks for sports teams, schools and corporate clients.
- Sportsmind is a training program in mental conditioning for athletes, based on modelling excellence: identifying the mental and emotional strategies of champions and teaching these skills to others.
- Sportsmind is the culmination of five years of intensive scientific research conducted in conjunction with the University of Western Sydney and has been proven effective in practice with over 3,000 sportspeople from forty different sports.
- Sportsmind is the most proven effective and practical mental training program currently available. It has been endorsed by the NSW Dept of Sport as outstanding in both content and presentation and is recommended by top sporting organisations and successful athletes.
- Sportsmind workshops and private coaching sessions provide powerful, easy-to-use techniques for professional athletes, coaches, personal trainers, teachers and the casual sports person to significantly improve their performance.
- Sportsmind has provided over 28 YEARS of continuous service to Australian and international sportspeople. Established in 1980, Sportsmind has an outstanding reputation for reliability, integrity and professionalism in delivering the BEST mental and emotional skills training programs for prefessional athletes and coaches in the world.
- Sportsmind is the first and only mental training program for athletes to combine proven Motivational and Sports Psychology strategies with the powerful human performance technology of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
SPORTSMIND and ‘SPORT PSYCHOLOGY’
Sportsmind is NOT ‘sport psychology’. Sports psychology suffers from the intellectual baggage of it’s clinical psychological roots. Clinical psychology treats mental ‘problems’ using a ‘counselling’ approach.
While this approach might be appropriate for people suffering from psychological disorders or mental illness, it is totally inappropriate for working with high achievers.
Elite athletes are not ‘sick’, and shouldn’t be treated like patients!
You don’t treat champions like mental patients!
Nor is Sportsmind ‘psychological counselling’. We don’t treat ‘problems’, and we don’t offer counselling. Using models of excellence we teach people success skills and strategies, building resources and capabilities that foster self reliance and high achievement.
We coach. We teach.
We can help you.
PROFESSIONAL ONE-ON-ONE COACHING FOR ATHLETES & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SPORTS TEAMS
Call on Sportsmind for
- Private & Confidential Peak Performance Coaching
- Team Building & Leadership Skills
- Time Management & Personal Effectiveness Training
- Mental Toughness Workshops
- Communication, Media Relations & Public Speaking Skill
Making Better Sportspeople
Sportsmind is a practical program of essential mental and emotional skills for athletes to enhance their performance … but Sportsmind training is not just about improving sports performance.
We teach sportspeople to be self motivated, with high self esteem and a positive self image, to know how to handle stress and pressure, and to be self directed with clearly defined goals supported by strong values and leadership qualities. A holistic sports training approach which seeks not only to educate athletes and coaches in mental training skills, but also one which nurtures a positive attitude to competition; renunciates violence and over-aggressive behaviours in sport; and which addresses the ‘whole’ person in performance enhancement training, to encourage the attainment of an individual’s full potential.
We believe that you make better sportspeople by making better people.
True champions are those who holistically develop themselves – rather than just their bodies or sports skills. Learning success skills that are transferable to other areas of endeavour, so when their competitive days are over, these skills will benefit them in their new career, and their life.
Sportsmind has the most sophisticated mental and emotional skills training programs for sportspeople and coaches, world-wide. Sportsmind provides the very best one-on-one performance coaching for individuals, and motivational and personal development workshops and talks for sports teams, schools and corporate clients.
The Sportsmind Institute offers programs which provide the essential basics of the seven skills of the sports mind, using the latest techniques from achievement psychology and Sports-NLP (neuro-linguistic programming).
Over the next ten years our goal is to make Sportsmind the world’s leading personal development provider for athletes, and to establish a worldwide network of 1,000 Sportsmind-accredited performance consultants who can provide assistance for top athletes, sports clubs and corporations.
They will be superb facilitators able to create learning environments which are challenging, enjoyable and directed at personal development for the highest good.