During Extended Stay, there will be minimal impact on your son’s sporting development. As part of the extended stay experience, the ‘Health and Well-Being Program’ focuses on the mental skills necessary for improved performance in sport.
The integration of the mind and body in relation to physical performance is well established. There is a common misconception that we are born with particular mental strengths and that “champions are born rather than made”. While this is partly accurate it is also true that skill can be learned and altered depending on the type of experiences we encounter in our lives. Mental skills will be developed to benefit the educational setting.
The following Mental Skills will feature as part of the ‘Health and Well-Being Curriculum’:
- Goal Setting
- Relaxation and energising techniques
- Visualisation skills
- Concentration and attention control training.
- Stress management