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Application of an innovative performance demand model with canoe slalom athletes and their coach / J. R. Males, J. Hudson, J. H. Kerr, Joanne Hudson

Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, Volume: 9, Issue: 1, Pages: 63 - 71

Swansea University Author: Joanne Hudson

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We describe how we used the newly developed Performance Demand Model (PDM) with a canoe slalom coach and three junior athletes preparing for the Junior World Championships. The PDM encourages athletes to think of performance as a process and identifies the psychological demands that must be met befo...

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Published in: Journal of Sport Psychology in Action
ISSN: 2152-0704 2152-0712
Published: 2018
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa33092
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Abstract: We describe how we used the newly developed Performance Demand Model (PDM) with a canoe slalom coach and three junior athletes preparing for the Junior World Championships. The PDM encourages athletes to think of performance as a process and identifies the psychological demands that must be met before, during, and after competition. It focuses on four Psychological Fundamentals: Mastery Motivation; Decision Making; Execution; and Teamwork, each grounded in Reversal Theory. This article discusses how coaches and athletes applied and benefitted from using the PDM and offers lessons learned for its future use by practitioners.
Keywords: Canoe-slalom, coach and athlete intervention, performance demand model, psychological skills training, reversal theory
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 1
Start Page: 63
End Page: 71