Keynote Presentation: Mastering Skill Acquisition

What the Best have as their Fundamental Skill (in any sport)

Football teamEvery elite athlete at the top of their sport, who is able to consistently improve their performance results, has mastered skill acquisition. It is fundamental to consistent, high performance. In this workshop we explore what the experts in skill acquisition are doing, how this links ultimately to self-awareness and self-regulation, and how to further develop this within your own sports program.

At its core, skill is a practiced and learnt behavior which can be executed under pressure. Every athlete you coach has varying levels of this skill and our role as a coach is to improve this. This workshop looks at the most effective coaching strategies to help your athletes develop skills which can be performed under pressure.

Using research from a variety of sports as well as understanding the different learning strategies we have available to us, this workshop gives you real life tools to use in your program. It is guaranteed to help you achieve better results with your athletes.

Learn about concepts such as guided discovery and questioning principles to help your athletes learn and become more effective decision makers. We also link this to the different styles of coaching which is demanded if you are to create a learning environment for your athletes.

The key learning objectives for session participants are:

  • Understand your own coaching and learning style so you can adjust to the needs of your athletes.
    • Develop knowledge of what creates a learning environment.
      • Understand the importance of allowing your athletes to make their own decisions and create solutions to the problems they encounter.
        • Discover the Stages of Learning model and be able to identify where your athletes are positioned within this model and how to take them to the next stage.
          • Learn to create activities to influence the learning outcomes you want to achieve without explicitly directing your athletes.

          Your presenter, Bo Hanson, has been working within sport and the business sector for over 15 years, delivering leadership, management and coach development. In addition to his own athletic career, comprising of four Olympics and including three Olympic medals, he has worked for many years with coaches and athletes from over 40 different sports and various countries, to improve coaching strategies and performance.

          Where to from here?

          If you would like more information on how Bo Hanson could enrich your conference with this presentation, please contact us. Otherwise we have a whole host of other potential Keynote Presentation topics, and can also tailor a presentation specific to your program’s needs.

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