Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Developing resilience: Top tips for athletes and coaches

This short infographic will take you through a series of quick tips and advice for developing resilience

Topics include:  Training under pressureNot being afraid to failUsing teammates for support


Developing Resilience In Elite Athletes: The Role Of The EnvironmentBadmintonandy

What does a facilitative environment look like?

“The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled”

A facilitative environment needs to be balanced with both high levels of support and challenge. Therefore, coaches need to have an exceptional awareness of their athlete.  For many coaches, there is still a question of whether welfare should come before winning?

The characteristics of a facilitative environment

  • Supportive challenge towards a goal
  • Individuals have input into and task ownership of goals
  • Healthy competition
  • A psychologically safe environment which encourages risk-taking
  • Learn from mistakes and failure
  • Good relationships between performers, leaders or coaches

Confidence in yourself, confidence in others

In my opinion, the most important trait for a coach to understand is confidence.

This article examines how coaches should be both self-confidence in their ability and in their ability to help players find confidence within themselves.

Topics include

  • Building self-confidence through education
  • Watching others
  • Research and Reading
  • Being open to feedback
  • Listening to what others have to say
  • Allow players the freedom to learn
  • Learn from your own mistakes
  • Having fun


Coping Under Pressure: The Value of Emotional Control

As the margin between individuals’ skills and physical capabilities decreases, searching for something to gain that extra edge over opponents has become increasingly vital within performance.

This is perhaps most relevant in competitive areas such as business and sports, but also various other areas which require a high level of skill and ability to withstand pressure. With performance at such a high and competitive level in many domains, psychology is perhaps one of the most neglected areas in terms of implementing skills to improve performance and outperform competitors. Therefore, by exploring and adopting a range of psychological skills, individuals are able to improve their performance within high-pressure situations, regardless of their domain.

This blog aims to discuss performing under pressure and the relevance of capitalising on performance improvement as a result of psychology.