Achieving Excellence in High Performance Sport. Experiences by Tim Kyndt

By Tim Kyndt

What does it take for anyone beginning out of their occupation to reach a hugely tough setting? except the technical abilities, what are the major values, attitudes and behaviours that bring amazing functionality in a regularly altering and important world?

This e-book examines those questions in the tough global of elite activity, a level that locations onerous pressures not just at the committed athletes, but additionally at the behind the scenes expertise of coaches, scientists and scientific aid staff.

With case reviews and interviews all through, this e-book presents scholars with a realistic research of the non-public strengths, selection and interpersonal abilities required to arrive the head. The publication additionally includes useful suggestions for college kids wishing to start a occupation in elite activities, together with additional interpreting, web content and get in touch with info of enterprises at this elite point.

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Performance profiling You’ll be well on the path to improved self-awareness if you follow some of the above suggestions, but you may want to keep track of how you are doing and put some numbers into the mix. The final technique for improving self-awareness will help you do just that: performance profiling. Performance profiling14 is widely used in elite sport to help athletes, coaches, support staff and senior management focus on and develop their skills. The technique identifies a series of critical-performance criteria, against which current and desired performance ratings are assigned.

One of these is that no matter how confident, how experienced, how successful, how ambitious they are, none of them claim to have succeeded on their own. Credit is always given to the people behind the scenes: the wider team, the people who don’t often get the public recognition or share the limelight. Without their support the medals, the awards, the successes of the athletes would be a lot tougher to come by and in many cases might never have been achieved. I have worked closely throughout my career with that wider team of support staff, and as the expectation of my performance has increased, so has my expectation of the people I work with.

Before leaving the house, I usually check how I look ______ 5. I sometimes step back (in my mind) in order to examine myself from a distance ______ 6. I am concerned about what other people think of me ______ 7. I generally pay attention to my inner feelings ______ 8. I am concerned about my style of doing things ______ 9. I know the way my mind works when I work through a problem ______ 10. I care a lot about how I present my self to others ______ Add up your total. Higher scores tend to correlate with greater self-awareness.

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