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Course Curriculum

Leading Your Athlete to the Next Level

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome!

    • Introduction

    • What is Sport and Performance Psychology?

    • Mental Skills Training

  • 2

    Mental Toughness

    • The Myth of the Natural

    • Mental Toughness

    • Building Mental Toughness

    • The 4 C's of Mental Toughness

  • 3

    First Things First

    • Communication Quiz

    • Communication

    • Individuation

    • Communication Quiz 2

    • The Password

    • Transactions

    • The Righting Reflex Quiz

    • Righting Reflex

    • I Know Better

    • Old Faithful

    • Transaction: Worst Case Scenarios

    • I Love Watching You Play

    • Lead the Way

    • The Impending Train Wreck

    • A Better Way Quiz 1

    • Digging for Gold Quote

    • Digging for Gold

    • Active Listening

    • Active Listening: Reflection

    • Active Listening: Paraphrasing

    • Active Listening: Extras

  • 4

    Clusters of Neurons

    • Little Clusters of Neurons

    • Deliberate Practice

    • Experience

  • 5

    Moving Forward

    • Parent as Quarterback

  • 6

    Self Determination Theory

    • Motivation Intro

    • Motivation

    • KInds of Motivation

    • Self Determination Theory

    • Autonomy

    • Competence

    • Relatedness

    • SDT Conclusion

  • 7

    Self-Talk

    • Self-Talk

    • Awareness 1

    • Self-Talk 2

    • Two Selves

    • The Power of Language

    • Intuitive Self-Talk

    • RPE

    • Controlled Self-Talk

    • Building Self-Talk

    • What We Say, and How We Say It

    • Priming

    • Building Self-Talk

    • Building Self-Talk 2

    • Building Self-Talk 3

    • 8 Steps to High Performance Self-Talk

    • What We Say and How We Say It Quiz

  • 8

    Goal Setting

    • Goal Setting

    • Goals for the Season: A Story

    • Three Phases of Goal Setting (Burton and Raedeke (2008))

    • Phase One: The Education Stage

    • The Education Phase: Why Set Goals?

    • The Education Phase: Types of Goals

    • Outcome Goals

    • Process Goals

    • Performance Goals

    • The Lily Pad Theory

    • The Next Lily Pad

    • The Lily Pad Theory on Paper

  • 9

    Focus

    • Focus Intro

    • Ali Quote

    • Attention

    • Pink Elephants

    • White Elephants

    • The Hourglass

    • Focus: Internal

    • Focused: External

  • 10

    Arousal

    • Activation/Arousal

    • Factors That Influence Arousal

    • Arousal: Psych Up

    • The Nationals

    • Arousal: Psych Out

    • The Playoffs

    • Arousal: The Inverted U

    • Getting to the Top of the U

  • 11

    Emotion Management

    • Emotion Managment

    • The Gorilla Making Machine

    • Negative Emotions

    • Anxiety

    • Signs of Anxiety

    • The Mountain Lion Story

    • Perceived Threats

    • Narrow Focus

    • Future Trippin'

    • Emotional Contagion

    • Imagine Well

    • Stay Present

    • Positivity: Bill Walsh

    • The Power of Positivity

  • 12

    Routine

    • General Routine

    • Pre-Performance Routine

    • Sergio Garcia

    • Routine Nuts & Bolts

    • Routine Quiz

  • 13

    Imagery

    • Imagery

    • Imagery in Practice & Competition

    • PETTLEP

    • Imagery Discussion

    • Imagery Quiz

  • 14

    Coaches

    • What is a Good Coach?

    • Coaches

    • When I Become the Coach

    • The Four C's

    • Practice For Nationals

    • The Coach's Power

    • Relationship Quality

    • Kinds of Coaches

    • Dealing With Coaches: Lemons & Lemonade

    • Negative Experiences as Practice

    • Understanding Coaches

    • Coaching Bias

    • Building Relationships

    • The COMPASS Model

    • Coaches Quiz

  • 15

    Leadership

    • Leadership

    • Attributes of a Leader

    • Building a Leader

  • 16

    The Finish Line

    • The Finish LIne

FAQ

  • What benefits will I see from investing in the Parenting the Drive to Thrive Course?

    The skills learned in the Drive To Thrive Course will give you the tools to help your athlete perform consistently, at the high end of their ability. You will learn the of theory and science behind high performance and how to maximize growth in their physical and mental games.

  • How much time will I have to spend on the course?

    The course is broken up into small, manageable modules that can be completed at the your preferred pace. Each module is a standalone lesson filled with valuable performance boosting information. The course can be worked on from cell phones, ipads, or computer. It is an easy to use, intuitive platform.

  • Who will benefit from the Parenting the Drive to Thrive Course?

    The parents (or coaches) of anyone looking for a competitive edge, peak performance and more fun in sports. Middle school, high school and college athletes (as well as college coaches) have benefited from the Drive to Thrive Course. Younger athletes in little league and pee wee leagues will also see benefits. This is especially true for the ones who are playing up. Once sports become competitive, parenting the skills that provide a mental edge will pay off. You will be better equipped to guide your athlete's athletic and personal development. No matter what level your athlete is, they will benefit from the guidance provided by the things you learn in this course.