Goal-setting and goal-getting

Chris January 12, 2012

As part of the 2012 National talent ID camp for Diving Australia, we ran two workshops: goal-setting and goal-getting. Goal-setting and goal-getting are the complementary halves of the success process and they require different states and…

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Holding your focus

Chris August 4, 2011

One of the most common challenges that athletes face is maintaining focus. High-performance athletes know that they have to stay focused, but the question is, focused on what specifically? Competitions are an ocean of distraction for the untrained and…

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Setting detailed goals

Chris June 24, 2011

High-performance athletes need to know how to set really specific goals so that they can develop effective and efficient strategies that will get them there faster. All too often, particularly with younger athletes, goals are not set with enough…

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Junior World Championships

Chris May 16, 2011

Competition preparation is critical to the success of high-performance athletes. According to Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D., creator of the “The Nine Mental Skills of Successful Athletes”, competition preparation occupies the middle section of the mental skills pyramid, and…

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The game of opportunity

Chris April 20, 2011

Success in high-performance sport, and indeed in life in general is very much a game of opportunity. We are all presented with opportunities every day, the questions are, however, are we aware of them and are we taking advantage…

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Goal-setting and goal-getting

Chris April 16, 2011

Goal-setting and goal-getting are the complementary halves of success performances – however, they require different mental states. Really effective goal-setting is about visioning (creatively) and strategising (analytically) – when the two are in alignment, effective goals are created. Goal…

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Boys development camp

Chris January 10, 2011

This three phase development camp for the NTID program of Diving Australia consisted of three workshops: Building the tribe, tapping the inner warrior and Breakthrough. The camp was made up entirely of boys aged 9 – 14 and the focus…

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Coping with feedback

Chris August 27, 2010

This workshop was to support Diving Australia divers preparing for Junior Worlds, particularly in the context of managing feedback from their coach, other divers, judges (including their scores) and parents. All too often, high-performance athletes can allow themselves to…

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