This activity will enable year 2 and final year students to provide practical psychological skills to support to participants in endurance exercise activities.
Outline of Activity
The activity will include formal training on evidence-based psychological skills benefiting endurance exercise performance and offering psychological skills support at event expos (disseminating advice including leaflets), at the event start-line, and along the event route. Students are required to complete the psyching team training and to provide psychological skills support at a minimum of two events. Successful applicants will also need to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of psychological skills (essential) and the application of psychological skills in a sporting environment.
- Demonstrate understanding of the psychological skills and their relevance to endurance exercise
- Disseminate and effectively communicate evidence-based strategies to the general public in a rage of settings
- Develop skills in the presentation of scientific information
- Work as part of a collaborative team in a practical based activity.
- Attend psyching team training (1 day plus pre-event training)
- Reflective diary and portfolio: Students will be expected to keep a reflective diary and portfolio in which they record their experience of all training and practical work completed.
- The completed diary and portfolio should total 1500-2000 words.
Level of Commitment
Minimum of 20 hours to include:
Psyching Team training
Psyching team participation at endurance events. Students must be willing to travel to event locations and at times outside of regular hours (e.g. at weekends).
6 hours each x 2 events
Write up reflective diary and develop portfolio of evidence for each event