Workshop 1

Block 2

Donnerstag, 5. Mai 2015

David Fletcher

Psychological Preparation for Olympic Performance: How do we Develop Resilient Athletes and Teams?

The development of resilient athletes and teams is an important aspect of the psychological preparation for Olympic performance.  Based on three decades of resilience theory and research, this workshop presents a program of mental fortitude training™ for persons and teams wishing to develop psychological and team resilience for sustained success. The workshop will be delivered in English language and split into three main parts. The first part will briefly describe what psychological and team resilience is (and isn’t). The second part will outline a mental fortitude training™ program using sport-related examples to illustrate important features. The final part will provide some practical guidance for those implementing or undertaking the training.

Workshop in englischer Sprache

Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 25


Dr David Fletcher is the Director of Research Programmes (Sport Performance), the Programme Director of the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and the Director of the Sport Psychology Service at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.  David’s research, teaching and consultancy focuses on the psychology of performance excellence in sport, business and other performance domains and his work addresses how high achievers thrive on pressure and deliver sustained success.  David has published research in world-leading and international peer-reviewed journals in the fields of psychology, sport psychology, sports medicine, sports science, sport management, and sports coaching.  He is a former editor of the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sports Sciences, Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, and International Journal of Sport Psychology.  In his role as the Director of the Sport Psychology Service, he consults with high performers from a range of domains, including professional and Olympic sport, business, and the military and armed forces.  He also works closely with organizations on creating environments and cultures that enable high performance, including UK Sport, British Olympic Association, British Swimming, British Triathlon, the IMG Bollettieri Tennis and Leadbetter Golf Academies in Florida, the Caudwell Xtreme Everest in Nepal, British Broadcasting Corporation, Sky Sports, Loughborough Sport, MAS Holdings in Sri Lanka, Lloyds TSB, and the National Health Service.  He is regularly interviewed about performance psychology-related topics on British national television (e.g., BBC Breakfast, BBC News, Sky News, Sky Sports) and radio (e.g., BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live).


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