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  • Sport Psychology Session 4 - Concentration
  • Session Objectives
    • Put sports into categories relating to the levels of attentional focus required
    • Identify barriers to concentration
    • Describe strategies to improve concentration
  • Recap -Concentration
    • Concentration is the ability to maintain f____ on relevant e___________ cues.
    • Being able to focus on a task in hand
    • If the athlete l_____ concentration then their athletic a______ will not be effectively or efficiently applied to the task
  • Recap-Concentration
    • Concentration is seen to have 3 parts :
    • Focusing on relevant e_________ c___
    • Maintaining a________ F_____
    • S______ A________
  • Recap
    • The demand for concentration varies with the sport: Complete the table
    Intense Concentration Short busts of Concentration Sustained Concentration
  • BROAD NARROW EXTERNAL INTERNAL DIRECTION WIDTH
  • Activity 1
    • Identify 8 sport situations and separate them into the different types of attentional focus they require :
  • Activity 2
    • Name as many barriers to concentration as you can?
  • Barriers to Concentration
    • Anxiety
    • Mistakes
    • Fatigue
    • Weather
    • Public announcements
    • Coach / Manager
    • Opponent
    • Negative thoughts
  • Why did these athletes lose concentration?
  • Improving Concentration
    • Maintaining Focus
    • Set process goals for each session or competition. e.g. sprinting technique requires the athlete to focus on being tall, relaxed, smooth and to drive with the elbows
    • Mental Rehearsal
    • Develop a pre performance routine
  • Activity 4
    • On a piece of paper, write down as many of the 12 words as you can recall on the next page.
    • Are you able to recall all 12 words?  If so, you are seem to have good concentration skills
  • Concentration Test
    • Glass
    • Frame
    • Fall
    • Speaker
    • Ready
    • Basket
    • College
    • Shoes
    • Medium
    • Spoil
    • Hello
    • Final
  • Concentration Test
    • Glass
    • Frame
    • Fall
    • Speaker
    • Ready
    • Basket
    • College
    • Shoes
    • Medium
    • Spoil
    • Hello
    • Final
    • How well did you do?
    • Why do you think you did not concentrate as well as you might have done?
  • Session Objectives
    • Put sports into categories relating to the levels of attentional focus required
    • Identify barriers to concentration
    • Describe strategies to improve concentration