PERFORM AND EXCEL UNDER PRESSURE

 

Only very few athletes succeed in delivering their best performance in critical competition situations. Why is that? They do not lose their abilities. They lose the confidence to be able to call up their abilities in the here and now! The following list gives a brief overview of sport psychological topics that have emerged over the years in our work with athletes, teams and coaches.

 

Training:

  • Self-confidence, body language, dealing with defeat, nervousness and fear
  • Goal-setting, motivation, willpower, one's weaker self
  • Recovery management
  • Imagination training, competition simulation, imitating and feeling movements, visualisation
  • Positive self-talk, inner monologue
  • Mindfulness, concentration, attention regulation, focusing
  • Team development, team culture
  • Coach development, coach the coach

Competition:

  • Competition preparation, tapering, sleep quality
  • Self-confidence, dealing with negative thoughts, fear of failure, catastrophizing
  • Stage fright, nervousness, emotion regulation, stress management, optimal arousal level
  • Positive self-talk, dealing with exhaustion and pain
  • Crisis management, dealing with breakdowns
  • Specific anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Choking, dealing with pressure to perform, expectations, perfectionism
  • Competition and season analysis, off-season, sports break

Environment:

  • Personality development, career planning
  • Multiple burdens, time management, partnership, family, autonomy, needs, holiday time
  • Stress, nutrition, lifestyle
  • Relaxation, regeneration, breathing techniques, bio/neurofeedback
  • Injuries, return to play, return to competition, crisis intervention, end of career
  • Parent coaching in junior competitive sports
  • Conflict coaching, organisational consulting in clubs and associations
  • Disorders such as sports addiction, eating disorders, depression, burn-out, overtraining, doping

 

In many coaching sessions, the goal is to get from an already good performance level to an excellent performance level - in the absence of psychological problems or disorders.

 

Do it like many other successful athletes and deal with your mental processes (thoughts, feelings, body reactions, behaviour) and train your mental abilities! Then you will not only be able to reliably call up your performance, but dominate and excel when it really matters!

 

  

PEAK PERFORMANCE & MENTAL HEALTH

  

For us, the person is in the foreground! In our coaching, the focus is on a perspective, sustainable and healthy development of athletes, teams and coaches. The long-term well-being of the clients always takes precedence over short-term success in competitions. This attitude is even more important when working with youth athletes.

 

  

ATHLETES FIRST => WINNING SECOND

 

"Success" is defined individually and is often primarily a subjective experience, especially in sport psychology. That's why we don't necessarily equate success with success in competition; the keyword is personality development. In amateur sports, this can be achieving a personal best, overcoming a great challenge, or simply a higher level of balance in everyday life.

 

  

STABLE PERSONALITY => STABLE PERFORMANCE

  

Even in elite sports, subjective successes away from the public eye are of particular individual importance for athletes, teams and coaches. Nevertheless, the objective competition results are almost always in the foreground in the external perception and assessment. The good news is that sooner or later subjective improvements are also reflected in objective figures!

 

 

SUCCESSES OF COACHED ATHLETES/TEAMS

  • Medals at Olympic Games
  • Titles at World and European Championships
  • World and European Cup victories
  • Victories in UCI WorldTour races (incl. Tour de France)
  • National team/squad appearances
  • Appearances in the highest national leagues (e.g. ÖFB Football Bundesliga, EBEL Ice Hockey League)
  • Victory in UEFA Youth League