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Keynote Presentation: Building Resilient Athletes

How to Coach your Athletes to Bounce Back from Setbacks Fast!

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‘Mental toughness’, ‘Grit’, ‘Ability to Bounce Back’ and ‘Resiliency’ are words and phrases most spoken about by coaches, and everyone wants to know how to get more of ‘it’! Today, more than ever, coaches recognize one of the key reasons for the success (or failure) of their season is the ability (or inability) of their athletes to be resilient.

This younger generation of athletes are growing up in a time where we have a much higher standard of living then previous generations. In their everyday life, resiliency as a skill, is not often being called upon and therefore underdeveloped. Are we expecting too much for our athletes to ‘arrive’ at our programs with strong resiliency skills already developed?

In reality, most people are already resilient in their own time. However, in elite sport, we don’t have the luxury of time to recover slowly. Sport requires us to bounce back from setbacks immediately. In this workshop, we give you the critical fundamentals of what resilience is, how resilient people behave, the stages of coping and recovery from setbacks, and the key strategies for teaching resilience.

  • The key learning objectives for the session participants are:
  • Understand the meaning of resilience and learn how resilient people behave.
  • Identify the stages of coping and recovery from setbacks.

Explore the key strategies for teaching resilience. (This workshop includes a complete series of proven strategies, along with numerous case studies of the application of these strategies, that those attending can take away to use in their own programs.)

Your presenter, Bo Hanson, has been working within sport and the business sector for over 15 years, delivering leadership, management and coach development. In addition to his own athletic career, comprising of four Olympics and including three Olympic medals, he has worked for many years with coaches and athletes from over 40 different sports and various countries, to improve coaching strategies and performance.

Where to from here?

If you would like more information on how Bo Hanson could enrich your conference with this presentation, please contact us. Otherwise we have a whole host of other potential Keynote Presentation topics, and can also tailor a presentation specific to your program’s needs.

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