Describe the atmosphere that the coach creates in his / her practice session (e.g., is it
aversive / positive; do athletes work toward rewards or work to avoid punishment? etc.).
What tactics does the coach use to create an atmosphere where m
Based upon some of the research that has been done regarding coaches use of PST skills
(Thelwell, Weston, Greenlees, & Hutchings, 2008), discuss what PST skills you have used
that have worked well, what did not work as well, and what you would do differen
A team building activity was conducted with a high school basketball team. In stage 1 the
outcomes and guidelines of the activity are outlined. Group cohesion is the purpose of the
activity. Stage 2 is a questionnaire to be filled out by the part
What you would do differently
Next time. If you had to do it over again, what would you do differently in this course
next time? What are you not doing now in your coaching/teaching that you would like to
do differently? Identify a plan to how you will me
Field Observation and Interview
of Sport Psychology Professional/ Coach
Professional practice knowledge is a vital part in taking strides as a professional and
becoming the best that you can be. In the following journal the reader will find a st
What psychological objectives do you have for those with whom you work (e.g., increased
self-esteem, reduced anxiety etc.)?
Objectives include behavioral management, decreased feeling of doubt, increased self
confidence, and personal responsibility for ac
How does the coach integrate mental skills into his / her practices? Describe the mental
skills that you observed the coach trying to integrate. What mental skills were not
addressed that could have been utilized? Compared to the coach that you observed,
References with hotlinks and summaries of the articles:
1) Prapavessis, H., Carron, A. (Mar1996). The effect of group cohesion on competitive state
anxiety. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. Mar1996, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p64-74.
Summary: In this article
Effectiveness of Up and Over the Wall Team Building Activity
This questionnaire is to see how effective the activity was and to see to what degree the
learning activities were meet. Data will remain anonymous and the responses are
We hope that one of the things that you learned in this course was the importance of setting
effective goals, including.
starting with a destination (long-term goal),
working backwards from your destination to.
plan a path (short-term goals)