Sports Teams, Clubs & Organisations
Blending proven, traditional mind training methods together with a mastered approach in developing mental high performance.
Mental Skills & Mindset Training
Are you opposed to your current member base developing increased performance with their mental strength? Are your athletes developing a tool box of mental skills to apply at training, competition and in life?
|| ABOUT ||
A workshop structure designed specifically for sports teams, clubs, and organisations to address the absolute need for mental health support in both life and sport. Mental Skills Workshops educate athletes on mental performance strategies in areas such as;
Competition day jitters
Consistent athletic performance
Learning with retention
Workshops are currently being delivered across a large range of sporting codes - swimming, gymnastics, cricket, hockey, lacrosse, netball and athletics track/field, etc. to name a few.
|| MENTAL SKILLS TRAINING IN DEMAND IN 2023 ||
Mental skills and mindset training is the hot topic across all sporting codes in 2023. Cooper Consulting group and 1-1 coaching sessions are making the impact on the mental skills & mindset our youth have been looking for. In the words of an athlete recently “…you have taught us skills we didn’t even know we needed!”.
Teams and athletes Australia wide, and now spreading across New Zealand, are choosing to prioritise mind training as a primary function of development for their athletes. This has been received well by athletes and families, as parents/guardians are seeing positive changes not only at their chosen athletic pursuit but also improved academic performance and happier home life. Information can be found below regarding these workshops and will help you to ascertain if this offering is the right fit for you and your team.
Q2 of 2023 intake is now open for new enquiries. April – June team and club bookings will fill fast as has been the trend for the last 12-months. Please send me your preferred method of contact by clicking 'Contact Me' below and I’ll be in touch within 24-hours.
|| YOUR MENTAL SKILLS WORKSHOP SERIES ||
The overall plan for each organisation, club or team is flexible and remains individualised to the needs of the group. Workshops address a range of topics from Mental Health to Mental Strength and resilience. Modules covered in workshops can include;
Mental health support
Mental skills education
Mind control techniques
Building mental resilience
Conscious breathing techniques
Anxiety reduction etc. .
2022 saw clients connecting with Cooper Consulting Mental Skills Workshops from all over Australia - Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and New Zealand.
|| Mental Skills Workshops FAQ ||
Q. How are the workshops delivered?
A. Workshops are delivered locally face-to-face and through the convenience of Zoom for interstate and international teams. It is worth noting, a selection of local Victorian teams select Zoom as their preferred option for workshops as they look to remove travel time and venue cost, allowing these savings to be passed on to members.
Q. How many workshops are in a series?
A. This is decided by the level of the group and what we agree will suit the needs of your members. 90% of teams start with a series of 6 workshops and re-evaluate from there.
Q. What is the session duration and frequency?
A. Workshops are intended to work around existing schedule and commitments, this being said - the duration and frequency is flexible.
Below is an example of schedule arrangements teams have chosen for 2023;
> Local Cricket Team 2023 schedule: 6 workshops @ 1Hr Fortnightly face-to-face Sunday 11:00am
> NZ Club Swim Team 2022/23 schedule: 6 workshops @ 1Hr Monthly over Zoom Friday & Saturday 9:30am or 10:00am
> Local Hockey Team 2023 schedule: 8 workshops @ 1.5Hrs, held weekly over Zoom Thursday 4:30pm
|| CREATING POSITIVE IMPACT OPPORTUNITIES ||
The rising awareness toward training the mind, highlights the positive impact clubs & organisations want to provide in supporting the overall well-being of their members. Stemming from - sporting clubs, teams, coaching, administration staff, officials, committee members & parents, a surging interest is emerging from teams no longer focused largely on the physical well-being, but are now searching for ways to support the mental health of their members. 2020 was the year we all saw the impact of mental health and how vital maintaining this balance is. 2023 is the year sporting communities - through clubs, teams and groups - look for ways to build mental strength for the overall well-being of their athletes, staff and families.
|| SAVE TIME & ENERGY ||
Cooper Consulting Mental Skills Workshops are providing foundations for varied and on-going athlete improvement - with no added time or energy required from coaching staff. Coaches and clubs have a huge annual workload through session design, seasonal planning, competition development, mentoring coaches, committee or other volunteer commitments, plus the unspoken after hours and overtime contributions. Coaching teams that participate in workshops achieve greater knowledge and understanding of mental skills and how to approach mindset training, often acquiring a new level of skill useful for their own coaching contributions - as well as passing education onto the next generation of athletes.
Helping coaches to free valuable time in their schedules to focus on coaching was a key factor in the evolution of the Cooper Consulting Mental Skills Workshops.
|| REFERRAL INITIATIVE ||
Organisations, clubs and teams receive 10% (up to $400) compensation for any individual athletes they refer that engages in 1-to-1 coaching.
Due to the large number of coaches reaching out over 2022 wanting to refer athletes and their families for 1-1 mental skills training and coaching, a referral initiative has been introduced.
+ Organisations have been drawn to this initiative as they are not in the position to run group workshops for associated clubs and members but can refer mental skills training to clubs and athletes and receive a generous reimbursement.
+ Clubs are also interested with the idea of connecting their athletes with mental skills coaching as it heightens the athletic potential of members while raising club revenue.
Clubs have been able to;
Provide bonuses for coaches
Cover competition or uniform costs
Host events like; camps, team trips, education workshops, coaching clinics, lunches & dinners, etc.
The opportunity to be inventive in giving back to their members is giving clubs an upper hand in both recruitment and member retention.