This activity will enable year 2 and final year students to provide practical psychological skills to support to participants in endurance exercise activities.
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.
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