Periodization of Mental Training

Tim Bacon presented and update a periodization aproach to planning and organizing a mental training program based on 20 years of working with Squash Canada National team Programs.

  • Here is the summary of the WSF coaches answers to the question “What is the most important thing you know about sport psychology?” WSF Coaches’ Answers
  • Click on this link to download or view a copy of the presentation: PDF file of slideshow. Check back for an updated Powerpoint version of the presentation with audio and slides that sumarize coaches’ discussions.
  • Video of General Preparation mental training exercises:
  • Video of Specific Preparation mental training exercises:
  • Video of Competitive Phase mental training exercises:

4 Responses to Periodization of Mental Training

  1. […] Your Team”. In the meantime you might want to check out these articles, this book and these videos.  Here is the link to the Coaches’ Guide to Psyching for Sport available at […]

  2. […] summarizes 20 years of sport psychology consulting using a periodized model. Here is the WSF Conference page for discussion, notes and downloads related to this […]

  3. […] training and sport psychology priorities for every age group in their junior tennis programs:  periodized annual mental training programs to be implemented in Canadian indoor clubs for each of their junior age groups:  U11, U14, […]

  4. […] Psychology: Simulate Championship Conditions! One of the final steps in an organized (periodized) mental training program, if for a squash coach to prepare his or her players for the conditions […]

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