SA Hockey High-Performance Programme with Coaching Unity International
The South African Hockey Association is pleased to announce an exciting two year initiative that will take South African hockey to the next level. SA Hockey has teamed up with Coaching Unity International, to develop and fine tune the mental skills and team effectiveness of both the national men’s and women’s hockey teams. Coaching Unity International’s, Michael Cooper and Tim Goodenough, the co-authors of “In the Zone with South Africa’s sports heroes”, will use their unique zoning pyramid to target and develop the 13 key mental skills that support high performance for the individuals in both teams. The High-Performance programme will be based on Executive Coaching; working individually with the players, the coaches and the managers and then collectively with the team as a whole. The work will be a combination of the zoning pyramid and whatever is relevant and valuable to fast track the mental skills, performance ability and experience of the individual.
Both Mike and Tim are Executive Coaches that work in both the business and sports world and over the last 6 years they have chosen to specialise in working with elite athletes. Mike and Tim were involved with SA Rugby’s Castle High Performance Programme, and more recently Tim was the mental coach of the 2008 Super 14 Sharks. “We are very excited about the opportunity to co-create sustainable and meaningful shifts for South Africa’s elite hockey players. Having such a comprehensive and time-realistic high performance programme is rare and as such we are excited to work with such progressive sports administrators, coaches, managers and players,” says Tim Goodenough
From Mike and Tim at Coaching Unity:
1. We will work with the team over a series of workshops.
Every person in a team is so unique and different, with different strengths and different challenges that having a personalised programme to accelerate an individual’s growth makes sense. We want to help you move from 5th gear into 6th gear. And we have the tools, techniques and experience to do exactly that.
Our philosophy when working with athletes:
The individual programme:
5 session player development programme
The programme is based on The Zoning Pyramid as found in “In The Zone” and its aim is to further develop the fundamental mental skills required for high performance, to equip athletes to play better more often and under more pressure. It is the latest version of the programme that was used for the Castle (Rugby) High Performance Squad in 2006 and 2007 and for the Sharks Rugby Squad in 2008.
The programme is also open to any area of focus that the athlete wants to include.
For more information on what we do check out: www.coachingunity.co.za/inthezone.htm and www.coachingunity.co.za/articles.htm
A fundamental skill in most team sports is decision making, and there is a brand new article on that here: www.coachingunity.co.za/decisionskills.htm
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