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What are the mental sub-factors

-Concentration
-Motivation

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What is Concentration

The ability to focus the mind and block of any background factors

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How does Concentration impact on performance

-Good Concentration will mean a performer is focused on their performance and know exactly where they are meant to be and what they are meant to be doing, e.g. playing to an opponents weak backhand rather than strong forehand.
-Bad Concentration will mean a performer would be messing up, e.g. not marking an assigned opponent in a match, which would leave them open to make a run or score a goal.

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What is a data gathering technique for Concentration

Concentration questionnaire
-10 statements- get rated 1-5 of almost always to almost never
-Score gets added up at end
-Use score to see how much improvement is needed and where performer is on an average scale
-“I get bored easily” or “my mind tends to drift away when performing”

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What are Concentration approaches to learning

-Pre performance routine
-Self talk
-Visualisation

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What is pre performance routine

When a performer has a specific routine of personal things they do before each performance so they know they are ready and can get into the perfect headspace.

-breath in, breath out, breath in, look up to 3m above bar height, breath out, close eyes, breath in, breath out, breath in, take step back, breath out, open eyes, go!

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Advantages and disadvantages of pre performance routine

+can be done repetitively so it’s automatic
+easy
+quick
+just uses the performer (nothing else needed)
-could be forgotten
-could be ignored

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What is self talk

A sequence of words or phrases that a performer uses to get their head back in the game and re-concentrate

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Advantages and disadvantage of self talk

+quick
+easy
+just uses performer (nothing else needed)
-could take their head out of the game while they are doing it, if it is during the game
-could be forgotten

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What is visualisation

When a performer imagines themselves in the environment they are in doing what they need to to stay concentrated, they can see each different step, e.g. I see myself run up, plant the pole, straight arms, kick and swing, right up and get hips back, pull on pole, turn, push away

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Advantages and disadvantages of visualisation

+allows performer to see exactly what they are meant to be doing
+quick
+easy
+just uses the performer (nothing else needed)
-might not have ever imagined specific situation before
-could take time away from performance
-could be forgotten

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What is motivation

A performers desire to succeed

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How does motivation impact on performance

-Good levels of motivation allow a performer to continue to a high standard throughout their performance even if they are struggling, e.g. always tracking back to help team defend even when losing.
-Bad levels of motivation will mean a performer is not doing all they can to succeed in their performance, e.g. seeing the shuttle go in an overhead clear to the back of the court but not bothering to sprint to return it.

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What is a data gathering technique for motivation

Motivation questionnaire
-10 statements- get rated 1-5 of almost always to almost never
-Score gets added up at end
-Use score to see how much improvement is needed and where performer is on an average scale
-“i am most likely to stop or give up” or “I am poor at motivating myself”

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What are the two types of motivation

Intrinsic and Extrinsic

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Intrinsic approaches to learning for motivation

-Target setting

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Extrinsic approaches to learning for motivation

-Rewards
-Competition
-Listening to music
-Team talks

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What is target setting

When a performer makes a specific target that they want to reach in a certain time scale, they then make mini targets to reach each time they train

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Advantages and disadvantages of target setting

+allows performer to have a goal and want to continue so they reach it
+doesn’t last forever as there is timescale
+can be re-evaluated and changed to suit needs of performer
-if not met/ unlikely to be met the performer may give up
-if the performer sets unrealistic targets to begin with they would be disheartened for not reaching them

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What are team talks

When a team thinks of a strategy to motivate team even when they are losing

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Advantages and disadvantages of team talks

+works for whole team and they can all work together
+- team could all help each other or bring each other down
+wouldn’t want to let the team down
-can only be done at very specific times in the matches