In all our work together, there are options between “training” and “coaching“.
Training = The time we spend together where you learn the required knowledge to improve your mental performance.
Coaching = This is my support to help you implement the training. Also working on Competition Management in preparation for and during tournaments. This is typically done remotely via regular phone calls, video analysis and emails.
There is a gear-shift of mental activity which you will learn to move between. This will ensure you are not wasting mental energy when you are not shooting. Amongst others, you will have two especially powerful techniques so you will not get nervous or distracted and importantly you will hit a peak of mental concentration consistently just as you call for the target.
In English Sporting or various FITASC disciplines,
Did you know that there is one mental level needed for the brain to plan the shot and another for when you see the target? Get this right and your shooting will feel effortless. Get it wrong and you will be over planning and mentally distracted.
The objective of this mental training is to ensure you shoot consistently at the best of your technical ability.
Mental training can only take you as far as your technical skills. However, can you perform at that peak level when it matters? That is what you are going to achieve with this training.
We are all different. So your training will be tailored to you. A pre-shot or mental routine which works for one person may very likely not work for someone else. Whilst general concepts can be successfully taught in a group / classroom environment, to really get a strong, working system for you, 1:1 training is essential.
Depending on your technical ability there are different options available. In an initial discussion this will be evaluated and discussed with you to determine which is most suitable and cost effective for you.
Typically, if your averages are above 75% or 20/25, then you will best benefit from the Advanced eight week coaching programme. If you are lower than this level, a more introductory, step-by-step format of training might be more appropriate as you further refine your technical game.
The next stage is for you to contact us for an initial discussion. You will first need to provide details about your performance, including averages. It would be useful to know who assists you on your technical coaching. Also why you feel mental coaching is the next step for you. Perhaps you have some examples of recent situations.
After we have received this information we will then contact you to schedule an initial telephone discussion with Henry Hopking where more detailed questions can be asked. This is to help advise you which programme is going to benefit you most.