This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to enable coaches to support their athletes to apply the principles of sports psychology to their specific sporting activity. It focuses on assisting athletes to implement and evaluate psychological approaches to optimise their sporting performance.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Evidence of the following is essential: - acquires, selects and adapts information in relation to sports psychology principles and approaches for optimal performance to develop and maintain professional knowledge for own sporting area; - works with support personnel to identify sport-specific psychological approaches for peak performance and selects and adopts communication strategies appropriate to the information needs of athletes; - consults with athletes and support personnel to develop, implement and review psychological approaches to support them in a coaching setting; - monitors psychological approaches of athletes and refers psychological barriers to appropriate support personnel; - develops a rapport with athletes and encourages them to clarify information and access supporting resources.

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