1. Select an individual with whom you as a group have some familiarity and design a Psychological Skills Training Program to assist in their learning and performance. Peyton Manning
2. This individual must be a real person, and as a group, you must explain the reason for their selection. You will need to identify their strengths, weaknesses, and overall PST program objectives. This individual does not have to be directly sport related, but should be involved in some physical, movement, stress related environment.
3. You must apply each of the following seven psychological tools, explaining the reason and expected outcome. In addition, you must organize your program into the three phases of PST as described in our readings and listed below. Goal Setting
Psychological Skills Training (PST)
The systematic practice of mental training skills that helps your performance and enjoyment. The goals are to increase control, commitment, challenge, and or confidence, i.e., mental toughness. Thus, as the ultimate goal, to develop self-regulation.
Obtaining a specific standard of proficiency, outcome based and task based
Clearly detail your plan of action in each phase:
Education Phase – The idea here is for the individual to become familiar with Psychological Skills Training (PST) and to understand how mental training can help their performance. In addition, the “coach” becomes familiar with the individual’s problem, goals, and needs.
Acquisition Phase – The individual and the coach select mental training strategies from the PST and practice the techniques for learning these strategies.
Practice Phase – Here the individual learns to automate the mental training skills, apply these skills to practice settings, and simulate actual competition settings.