Mental training for (young) athletes

Mental training for (young) athletes
Mental training for (young) athletes

Harnessing your mind for better sports performance?

Although mental strength training is on par with the development of physical qualities and technical-tactical skills, there is still a huge untapped potential for athletes and amateurs alike. This type of coaching helps the athlete to take ownership of his or her own goals by promoting awareness of strengths, areas for improvement, autonomy and motivation.

My role

To accompany you at a given moment of your sports career to help you align your mental with your physical capacities in order to optimize your performance.

It can also be useful to work in partnership with other professionals (coach, physical trainer or medical team) to create positive synergies.

My different fields of intervention
  • Relations Coach/athlete/parent relationships
  • GConflict or stress management that affects performance
  • Pre- or post-competition psychological preparation
  • Calm and focus during competition/performance
  • Mental strategies for success, goals and motivation
  • Programming and planning of psychological training
  • Regeneration and balance (“sport-life balance”)
  • Return from injury
  • Life after sports career

Etc.

Themes can be customized according to the goals of each athlete.

Schedule of mental training for athletes
  • First contact: conversation around expectations and identification of the request / coaching theme (by telephone or internet, free of charge)
  • First session: iscovery interview which allows us to get to know each other, to clarify the objective and to define the framework of the coaching. This takes place either between the coach and the athlete, or in tripartite form, i.e. between the coach, the teenager and his/her sportscoach or his /her parents (in the case of minors and at the parents’ request).
  • Course of the sessions: several individual coaching sessions of 1 to 1.5 hours with the coach for a set period of time according to a timetable. Between sessions, exercises are suggested that allow the client to get closer to his/her goal.
  • Mental coaching, unlike other types of coaching, can be an integral part of the training and therefore continue after the goal is reached. The needs of the athlete evolve and may require a regular follow-up but more spaced out in time.
  • Closing session : evaluation of the progress and achievement of the goal to identify future perspectives. If the coaching is part of a tripartite agreement with the sportscoach or the parents, they are present during this last session.
Rates

75 minutes session

Standard rate: 115 €

Discounted rate*: 100 €

6 session package (valid for 6 months)

Standard rate: 600 €

Discounted rate*: 510 €

* less than 25 y.o, student, unemployed

This type of coaching in three words: balancing – powerful – mental strength

 

Larissa Kalisch is a former competitve figure skating athlete who participated in the Swiss Championships for 8 consecutive years (Minimes, Cadet, Junior). At the age of 17 she was part of the training team in her skating club and trained young children and other skaters participating in the Swiss Championships. She is therefore familiar with the mental challenges of the athlete’s side of the equation as well as the posture to adopt as a sportscoach.

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