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Workshop | Psychology of the mental block: Roles of the coach in aiding performance

A one off workshop addressing the ‘Psychology of the mental block and roles of the coach in aiding performance’ will be taking place at the Cardiff Metropolitan University – one of the Trampoline & DMT League’s venue partners.

This workshop will focus on developing an understanding of the psychological factors that lead to mental blocks in gymnasts. Further, emphasis will be placed on the role of the coach in helping athletes to deal with, recover from and prevent mental blocks from occurring. Specifically, the workshop will seek to enhance: (a) understanding of mental blocks – their triggers, symptoms, and impact on performance; and (b) how coaches can work with gymnasts to prevent and/or overcome mental blocks.

Date: Monday 20th March 2017

Time: 17:30-18:00 Arrival, 18:00– 21:00 Workshop Delivery

Venue: Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus, CF23 6XD (Meet in Centro Café (Main Reception will direct you)

Cost: £30 WG members, £40 non-WG members

Lead Tutor: Dr Brendan Cropley , Principle Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Sport Psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Parking: Pay and Display at a cost of £0.5 / £1

Please Note: there is a maximum number for the attendance of this workshop, if the number of expressions of interest received exceeds the capacity of the workshop, the number of attending coaches may be limited per club.

Booking: Please complete the form & email to or send to: Welsh Gymnastics, Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff, CF11 9SW. Alternatively, please contact 02920 334 960 for more information.


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