Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mental Skills Workshop for Badminton Boys (22 & 23 Dec 2008)

Today, we did some mental skills work for the boys in the Badminton Team.

We explored how breathing can be used to control our heart rate in dealing with performance anxiety.

Here we see them doing the pyramid run with breathing work:

We also practiced visualisation skills by getting the boys to do some 'target shooting' with their shuttles. Purpose of the exercise was to see if they could visualise their intended outcomes- If you can see it, you can do it; if you can't see yourself doing it, then definitely you won't do it:P

Finally, we did some reflex drills.
Here the boys are having 2 v 1 rally with 2 shuttles
The single player will have to alternate rally the 2 shuttles with his 2 opponents simultaneously.

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