SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY - For whom ?
We offer comprehensive sports psychology guidance, training and coaching for individuals, coaches, managers and teams. We also run sport-specific courses and continuing education for coaches. We are even available for lectures and workshops on our specialism of team analysis and development, on request:
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For us the team does not only consist of the squad. Our definition of the team as a competing unit includes the coaches and staff members, who work with the squad on a regular basis.
The individual composition of a team, the environmental conditions and the course of the saison have a decisive influence on the current cooperation, the group life, the performance and the stability of teams. In the Team Coaching we put all influential factors in a functional relation. With our Team Diagnosis specifically designed for interactive teams in sports it is possible, to determine the current state of the team in a very fast and reliable manner. Combined with the results of personal observations during training and competition in addition to the game analysis we can derive and suggested interventions to the coaches or the team. Alternatively interventions can be developed interactively with the team. The objective is continuous support and consultancy of the team during the season.
Coach the Coach
Dependent on the specific sport and performance level there is a variety of high demands on the coach. Optimizing the communication between the coach and the athletes as an important basis of team success is frequently a subject of individual coaching sessions.
Different personality traits of the coach and the athletes might lead to various interpersonal challenges. Proper handling can significantly improve the relationship between coach and athlete. Especially for coaches in team sports a seamless and effective communication with the squad is crucial for the team success. Further topics can be the management of personal work and recovery cycles, stress management and the handling of the very specific challenges in professional sports especially related to success and failure and the high attention in the media.
Je nach Persönlichkeit von Trainer und Athleten ergeben sich unterschiedliche Herausforderungen, die sich auf die Trainer-Athleten-Beziehung auswirken. Insbesondere für Trainer im Mannschaftssport ist wirksame Kommunikation unter erhöhtem Zeitdruck bedeutsam für den gemeinsamen Erfolg. Weitere Themenschwerpunkte können z.B. das Erholungs- und Belastungsmanagement, der Umgang mit Drucksituationen, oder mit den besonderen Anforderungen im Profisport in Bezug auf Erfolg und Misserfolg und mit der hohen medialen Aufmerksamkeit sein.
In one-to-one coaching, we work closely with you to develop and train your mental strengths, so that you can independently put them to use in training and in competition, helping you to reach the next level of achievement and success.
Other focal points include motivation and setting targets, managing recovery and pressure, how to handle fear and stress, preparation strategies for major sporting events, dealing with injury, but also aspects of personal development, career and life planning, or how to optimize the competitive environment. At a social level, an issue we often work on is improving interaction and communication with coaches or other athletes in a team.
Based on your individual desires, challenges and objectives you share with us in private communications we will support and accompany you not only regarding your sports career but also give independent and integral advise on your life planing. For professional athletes we perform a dual career consultancy. The objective is, that you become clear about your strengths in sports but also about future career opportunities.
As a basis for the individual consulting we use tools for personality diagnostics. In our work with professional athletes we normally apply a motive structure analysis called LUXX-Profile™.
When professional or competitive teams or clubs form managerial and sporting strategies and goals, sports managers can find themselves torn between short-term and long-term plans. The fast pace of professional sport often conflicts with the pursuit of long-term positive development and sustainable plans and structuring.
We often advise or work with sports managers on issues such as internal and external communication, guidance on organisation and structuring within a business, club or association, working with both full-time paid staff and volunteers. Work-related competition is also not necessarily that different from competitive situations in sport. Decades of valuable experience and methods used in management and sport can come into play in our work with you.
Qualification and Education Seminars for Coaches
Age-appropriate mental training and professional sports psychology guidance at every stage of a competitive sports career is sadly still wishful thinking in most sports. So we believe that courses and continued education play a vital role for coaches, as they are key figures in sport, in particular for children and young people.
On request, we are pleased to be able to offer training or continued education for your organisation’s coaching and staff members, and for coaches at different levels (German C, B and A). We can offer tailored sport-specific seminars or courses, at your team’s home ground or at youth training centres.