Why choose RLCM for high-performance coaching for your club or school
The implementation of high-performance units in professional sport has resulted in this structure being adopted in junior levels of sport. High school sport programs are now running GPS trackers on their athletes and utilising this technology to improve the performance of their athletes.
The physical element is just one part of athlete preparation. Clubs and Schools who implement a coaching program that equips coaches with the complete array of skills needed for coaching success will have an edge over their competition.
That’s where RLCM’s Complete Coach Program comes in because it gives you the following:
- A comprehensive course that puts all your coaches on the same page which enables a seamless transition between each age group as the athletes progress through the ranks;
- A structured system that enables a uniform approach to preparing your athletes;
- A pathway for your athletes to follow that is based on scientific research which has produced evidence of its effectiveness;
Why clubs and schools are using performance psychology in sports
The best athletes in the world are the ones who are the toughest mentally. There are plenty of examples of athletes and teams not achieving their sporting goals because they were overcome with nerves or they buckled under the pressure of the occasion.
Even the best rugby team on the planet choked at the World Cup…twice! In 2003 and 2007 the New Zealand All Blacks were hot favourites to win the World Cup and they fell short on both occasions. They won the bronze medal in 2003 and were knocked out in the Quarter-Final in 2007, which was their worst ever result!
The documentary ‘Chasing Great’ shows that the All Blacks struggled mentally when it came to the World Cup, so that’s what they worked on. They have since become the first team to win it back-to-back (2011 and 2015).
Tiger Woods was doing mental training from the age of 3 and during the time he dominated golf he was by far the mentally toughest player on the tour. This was shown by two statistics; number of tournaments won when leading on the final day (43 out of 45 which is 95.6% compared to 39.7% for all other competitors) and his playoff record (16 wins, 1 loss). Tiger was a master at winning when he was expected to and he handled it better than everyone, often winning by very large margins. That is mental toughness; being able to perform your best when under the pressure of expectation.
Starting young is a great advantage when it comes to sport. Clubs and schools play an important role in preparing players and athletes to perform at their best and some are even preparing athletes for a professional career in sport. With our expertise in sports psychology, we’ll help you get the best from your team.
The great thing about performance psychology is that the skills learned are truly life enhancing skills that can be used on and off the sporting field.
Our online membership is ideal for schools and clubs in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and any other English speaking nation.
Our Online Courses cover the following 6 elements of coaching sport:
- The Art and Science of Coaching. Modules that draw on the knowledge of coaches from both within rugby league and outside rugby league who can provide insights into best coaching practices.
- Technical Skills. Coaching sport is all about how you teach skills (acquisition) and whether the skills you teach hold up under the pressure of competition (skill execution).
- Physical Conditioning. The strength and conditioning element of rugby league and other sports.
- Mental Skills. The mental skills that coaches can use to enhance their coaching and the mental skills that coaches need to teach their athletes such as, communication, building confidence, managing emotions, managing stress, dealing with mental health issues and so on.
- Rehabilitation. First aid and injury management to assist injured players return from injury in the most effective manner;
- Lifestyle. Areas outside of sport that coaches often end up having an involvement in. This includes player welfare issues such as nutrition, sleep, social media, socialising, relationships etc.
Contact us today so your club or school can join RLCM!