If you don’t know where you want to go the chances are you won’t get there! Once you’ve decided choosing and sticking to a good route can be equally difficult. Young athletes in particular benefit from guidance in these areas.
Motivation can be a fickle friend. One minute you’re flying, the next you can be distracted or feel defeated. We can help you understand what drives you and how you can harness it. Equally you can learn to recognise what puts the brakes on slowing down your progress.
It’s hard to be focused if you’re agitated or over excited. Learning how to find your ‘sweet spot’ takes self-awareness over time especially for young athletes learning how to adapt to new and heightened emotions. Developing the ability to be calm in the face of the storm can make a huge difference.
Excellence in any domain requires dedication and determination. Keeping that in balance with other priorities can be a challenge, especially for young people facing so many new experiences. We can support you through that maze, helping you focus on the right thing at the right time.
How We Work
Every coaching relationship is unique, focused on the needs of the athlete, but here are three approaches that suit most situations.
The Mindset Hub is a social enterprise and can be flexible on approach and cost to benefit as many athletes as possible.
One - Off
We welcome young athletes who come for one-off or short term help, looking to improve a particular aspect of their mindset, say confidence, focus or resilience. Our aim is to help you progress, excited about what you can achieve.
We regularly help athletes prepare for one specific event, say a competition or trial. We focus on the areas that will help the athlete approach the event with the best possible mindset, typically over 4 coaching calls.
Each year we take on a limited number of athletes for a twelve month commitment. We establish a range of aims and ambitions focused on the challenges that lie ahead. Flexibility is the key and we will adapt the programme to suit the athlete.
Ruby was worried about her trials for a leading netball academy squad. Last time it hadn’t gone well.
Time was short but we helped Ruby to reconnect with how she feels at her best – outgoing, friendly, energised - a player that team mates and coaches want in their side.
Ruby also planned how she would respond to difficulties on the day. At the end of the session she felt ready.
“I was selected for the academy! I’m so grateful for all your advice and encouragement. It really changed my approach to the trials”