A ten module course incorporating the Sportsmind Mental Mastery program and an introduction to Sports-NLP coaching techniques, into a home study format. The course involves a time commitment of 12 – 18 months; each module requiring 30 to 35 hours of reading and practical assignment activities.
There is no pre-requisite for enrolment, though obviously an interest in sport and a desire to pursue a professional career in sport coaching or athlete management is an advantage.
Each module covers an aspect of mental training for sport, and emphasises practical techniques rather than theory – allowing students to apply the knowledge to their own sports situations. All study materials are included : a comprehensive Sportsmind Coaching Excellence training manual, textbooks and readings, CDs, and exercise and assignment worksheets.
Assessment is by short exercises and assignments in which students demonstrate competency before progressing to the next module Students are graded as competent (C), or not yet competent (N), on each module with a ‘no failure’ policy – students simply continue working at a specific module until the required standard is attained.
Regular contact with the teacher is encouraged and access for questions or feedback is provided by telephone, email and/or in written form.
Module 1: Introduction to NLP : Rapport & Communication Excellence
Module 2: Sports NLP : Perceptual & Anchoring Techniques
Module 3: Sports NLP : Meta Model & SUCCESS Process
Module 4: Positive Motivation
Module 5: Compelling Sports Goals
Module 6: Concentration and State Management
Module 7: Relaxation, Anxiety Management Mental Rehearsal & Advanced Visualisation Techniques
Module 8: Positive Mental Attitude & Positive Self Image
Module 9: Confidence & Self Esteem for Athletes
Module 10: Beliefs & Sports Performance