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Thursday, February 23 • 11:40am - 12:40pm
Sport Psychology – Train the Mind, Improve the Performance

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Are you looking for ways to push your athletes or teams to the next level? Have you watched your star athlete miss an easy shot in a high-pressure situation? There is an increasing body of evidence that training the mind of an athlete is as important, if not more so, than traditional physical preparation. This session will explain the basics of sport psychology by examining the importance of setting goals, establishing routines and the use of guided imagery to increase an athlete’s likelihood of success. Regardless of the sport, these suggestions will provide coaches and teachers with simple strategies to give their athletes the skills to reach their potential.

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Kris Christianson

Teacher/Counsellor, Holy Trinity High School
Kris Christianson has been a teacher for 17 years and is the Guidance Counsellor at Holy Trinity High School in Edmonton. He has experience teaching a variety of subjects and received his Masters in School Counselling from the University of Alberta. Kris has been involved in many... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 11:40am - 12:40pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2505
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