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May 23, 2008
British Soccer Club to Present Coaching Seminar
Coaches can learn to better understand their players’ psychological traits and maximize their athletic potential in a seminar presented by members of the Blackburn Rovers English Premier League Soccer Club on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 on the campus of College of the Canyons. Coaches of all levels and all sports are invited to participate in the presentation given by Tony Faulkner and Steve Nickson.
The day-long seminar will be centered around the use of a mental development profiling model -- used to establish and nurture the psychological traits of athletes -- which has been implemented at the Blackburn Rovers Soccer Club Sports Academy.
Described as a “structured, learned and flexible method of assessment and development,” the model was created in response to the long history of soccer prodigies who failed to fulfill their potential -- a trend that is not exclusive to soccer.
Convinced that physical stats and subjective viewpoints on what is perceived as talent don’t provide the whole picture of a player’s potential, the Blackburn Rovers selection model aids coaches in their ability to identify players who will be able to effectively negotiate the mental highs and lows that lead to athletic success.
Benefits to the athlete include accelerated mental, technical, tactical and physical development, accelerated skill in performance, learning and development, and increased quality of day-to-day practice and competitive performance.
Coaching benefits include the ability to coach teams and individuals more effectively by influencing areas that will have the greatest impact on a player’s success and the increased ability to understand an athlete’s motivational and work traits.
The day-long coaching seminar will take place Tuesday, June 10, 2008 beginning at 10 a.m. at the College of the Canyons Valencia Campus, Aliso Hall room 104.
The cost to attend is $125, with all proceeds supporting the COC men’s and women’s soccer teams. For more details about the day’s schedule of events or to register to attend please contact Phil Marcellin at (661) 362-3544.