How your mind can impact your paddling

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Here’s our top 5 picks from the British Canoeing Awarding Body Digital Library exploring various aspect of how your mind can impact your paddling. As well as how coaches and parents can have impact and influence this.

The Psychology of Young Athletes

Listen to this podcast ‘Create an Athlete’ which is a round-table chat on the real-world parenting lessons that can be gained from this conversation with a sport psychologist.

Exploring Sports Coaching and Psychology

This free eLearning course from the Open University explores the influence of coaching and psychology through the lens of sports people and teams who have been successful. You will focus on coaching practices used with young people and adults. This includes research and advice of leaders in their fields.

Sport Psychology – Inside the Mind of Champion Athletes

Watch this TED Talk by Martin Hagger, Professor of Psychology at Curtin University. He explores why developing strategies and techniques to get athletes minds in the best possible condition for optimal performance is increasingly important for sports teams and coaches.

Exploring Coaching and Mental Well-being

Listen to this podcast which explores the positive impact coaching has on well-being. We hear why coaching the whole person is beneficial for participant long-term welfare. As well as why it is important for coaches to be cognisant about mental well-being.

The Secret Imagination of Elite Performance

In a world where success and failure can be measured so publicly, former Army Officer and Olympic Psychologist Charlie Unwin explores in this fascinating talk, the intuitive qualities and mental skills that separate high achievers from the rest. In doing so he draws upon his own experience to expose the paradox of a so-called ‘winning mindset’. He suggests how we could all be applying the most effective tool in sport psychology to enrich our everyday life.

Want to know to explore how your mind can impact your paddling further? Check out the Digital Library which has a whole host of resources to support your paddling and skill development.


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