Build a team of success to succeed
Once a young athlete has committed to the pathway of professional sports (this would include University participation, should a Scholarship or NCAA performance be envisioned), it is well-advised to be aware and act on various components of the whole sport, and the pieces that will contribute to adequately striving for one's goals.
DESIRE - Is what drives an athlete. The higher the desire, the greater the likelihood of meeting one's potential. We call this 'buying in', and this one trait surpasses all others in successful athletes.
SPORTS Psychology & Attitude
Our Goal with Sports Psychology is to Confirm the Purpose of your Sport with a Positive Attitude to achieve desired results for both the training & competing. Placement with a Sports Psychologist at outset, not when a problem occurs.
MENTOR - A lifeline & perspective from those who have faced the same sports bumps along the journey. This support will offer continuity and foreshadowing of solutions as complications arise. Placement with a Mentor that will be available when you need advice.
TRAINER (personal) - Specialized Diving Training to achieve body tone, muscle groups, actions, and needed strengthening resulting in likelihood of fewer injuries and shortened recovery times. Placement with a Personal Trainer in your Area.
FIELD TRIPS - Weekend visits to major diving development centers in the US will provide an augmented view of diving, exposure to Universities and High Level Coaches, and input for overall technique review.
CLINICS - One Day (2 Hour) Specific Task oriented Local Clinics (Hurdle, Body Control, New Dive Fundamentals, Belt Work, Entries, etc.) Recommend 2-4 divers per and 2 per week, and assigned as to need at hand.
COMPETE - International and National Competitions will be offered, and are optional, as to your forecasted needs. Very helpful for divers wishing to attain National Status, Elite Diving, or Exposure to International Participants, Judges, Community.
FUNDING - Important options for helping to fund Camps, Training, Competitions, and Advancement.
COACH Choices - From Juniors to Seniors and beyond. The function and outlook of your Coach will help determine your success.
PARENTS - Help in every way during development, and will continue to have the Athlete's Back. in new ways as University years begin.
REAL GOAL -
FINALLY, THE ROLE OF THE PERFORMER..
With all the attention and investment in providing support for performers we often overlook the role of the athlete themselves. It is crucial we place continued emphasis on the role of the performer and highlight their individual responsibilities. It is their body and their livelihood; they are in sole charge of both of these things and only they have the power to make good choices and do the right things.
To achieve success performers themselves must retain ownership, take responsibility for themselves and be ready to perform when it matters; all of this needs to be made explicit. The credit should remain with them when it is a successful outcome and clearly they suffer the consequences when it goes wrong, particularly when their choices lead to periods out of action.
The notion of support team members being service providers can be problematic from this viewpoint; it is not a transaction. Whilst a mindset of service to others is important in coaching and all areas of athlete support, the role of staff members is to provide the tools and support for the performer to help themselves. We must avoid what is a common scenario in sport in various levels whereby performers delegate responsibility to respective support staff members. It is not our job to make them better; our role is to enable them to make themselves better. This is an important distinction.
"PREPARED - Unlocking Human Performance with Lessons from Elite Sports" - Excerpt- (26JUN2020) Paul Gamble Phd