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What is a Workshop?
     
  A workshop is usually conducted as a "Hands On" method of communicating the same information to a group of individuals who all have the same minimum existing sets of skills so that they are able to per- forming the materials being covered. This allows a coach to maximize their effectiveness and frees up time to make "One on One" corrections with the participants.

       This is the same basic concept that is used by teachers who teach "gifted" high school students and advanced upper division college/university classes.

       Workshops for athletes are most effective when they are comprised of classroom (off-ice) and on ice components to maximize the learning experience and reduce the ice expenses to hold such events.

        An excellent time for such workshops to be  held is during the summer when the skater has the time to absorb and practice the information contained in an intensive series of workshops.

Applied Sports Psychology and coaching workshops for athletes and coaches
       Descriptions of applied sport psychology and coaching workshops which are specifically designed for sport practitioners, coaches, and athletes. Most workshops can be presented to audiences representing many sports or specific sport groups. The intent of the workshops is to produce behavior and knowledge changes in participants so they will proceed with their sporting involvement in a more effective manner.

       The offerings described can be presented as individual meetings or can be combined to produce intense and in-depth developments of the topics associated with applied sport psychology and coaching. Week-end packages of these topics are particularly effective when covering considerable information that is information intensive. Prepared lecture notes and computer assisted package of reference materials and workbooks assist in the learner's retention of detailed conceptual materials.


Recommended Reading:

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PDF Workshops for Student Athletes  Workshops for Student Athletes, Athlete Leaders and Coaches. Alan D. Berkowitz, Ph.D. The overwhelming majority of athletes are hard-working, healthy and responsible young adults who manage a challenging schedule and a variety of responsibilities. When there are problems on teams, it is often the minority who create a negative stereotype for the majority. In my work with athletes, I focus on the health of the majority and teach student athletes and coaches how to strengthen and “grow” the positive and use it to interrupt and minimize the negative.

References:

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Athletic Insight - The Influence of an Imagery Workshop Athletic Insight - Article. Examine the influence of a mental imagery workshop on athletes' subsequent use of imagery. Psychological skills have long been considered an integral part of what makes an athlete successful at elite levels. Perhaps one of the most widely researched and popular intervention strategies to date has been the use of mental imagery, which has been defined as a psychological activity that evokes physical characteristics of any object, person, or place that is absent from our perception (Denis, 1985). White and Hardy (1998) suggest that through imagery “we can be aware of ‘seeing’ an image, feeling movements as an image, or experiencing an image of smell, taste or sounds without experiencing the real thing”.

Yoga Workshops & Classes  Specific poses will be practiced to encourage alignment, balance and openness. While each workshop has a specific focus, they are appropriate for everyone, athletes and non-athletes alike. All workshops include restorative poses to enhance recovery from strenuous exercise and stress. Increased freedom of movement and restorative practices translate to improved recovery from daily activities and a greater sense of balance within.

W&M Sports Medicine Workshop for High School Students  For a quarter of a century, the Division of Sports Medicine at the College of William & Mary hosted Cramer Athletic Training Workshops for high school students.

Resources:
   
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs.
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