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LEC-12: Mental Training

October 5, 2013

Sapper-Athlete-Warrior Program: An Integrated Approach to Applied Mental Skills Training That Reveals Best Practices For Periodized Training 
Brett Sylvia, U.S. Army, 307th Engineer Battalion, Ft. Bragg, NC, USA; Maryrose Blank*, CSF2-PREP, USA; Brian Wade*, Fort Bragg, USA; Jessica Garza*, DCS, USA 

This lecture illustrates the Sapper-Athlete-Warrior Program and the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program (CSF2-PREP) partnership in designing an integrated and applied mental skills training protocol that spanned over a 12 month pre-deployment trainup.  This is one Battalion’s vision of how to fundamentally train, develop, and enhance the physical and mental readiness of elite warriors - both personally and professionally.  Attendees will receive an overview of the integrated program, best practices, and lesson learned. 

Developing self-efficacy through Simulation and Observation deliberate practice: Case-study of a mogul skier 
Daphne Laurin-Landry*, Camille Michaud, & Maryvonne Merri, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada; Michel Recope, Clermont Université, France 

One Canadian mogul skier’s self-efficacy growth through Observation and Simulation deliberate practice across his athletic development.Observations empower the athlete to simulate the technical aspects observed that characterize expertise in mogul skiing.

NCAA Division-I Athletic Trainers’ Support of Sport Psychology Consultants and Willingness to Seek Mental Training Services 
Rebecca Zakrajsek*, University of Tennessee, USA; Scott Martin, University of North Texas, USA; Justin Smedley & Courtney Foster, University of Tennessee, USA; Annastatia Van, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA; Kelsey Peterson, Mount Mary College, USA; Gretchen Chomas, Shenandoah University, USA 

This presentation will discuss NCAA DI ATCs experience with SP services, willingness to encourage student-athletes to use SP services, and support for the possible roles of SPCs at NCAA DI institutions. Interestingly, ATCs were more willing to encourage student-athletes to use SP services for personal and performance related issues than for injury and rehabiliation related issues. Implications for SPCs interested in working with athletic departments and ATCs to improve student-athletes sport performance and well-being will be discussed.

Can’t we all just get along? A two-phase innovative approach to team building with a U.S. collegiate rugby team 
Itay Basevitch*, Florida State University, USA; Amber Shipherd*, Texas Tech University, USA; Kamau Siwatu, Texas Tech University, USA; Kelly Barcza, Renner Franklin University, USA

A two-phase mixed methods study was conducted to identify cohesion weaknesses in a collegiate rugby team and to determine if, and how, a short-term sport psychology team building intervention could facilitate cohesion. Attendees will leave with: an understanding of how to employ a mixed method design in a team building study, knowledge of how to apply an innovative design to team building, and suggestions for future directions for research in practice in short-term team building interventions.