Session 4 concentration lesson 2

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Session 4 concentration lesson 2

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

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