Everybody knows how important focus is when performing in bowling… “Stay focused” is often a comment from coaches or teammates or even something you “say” to yourself… What is it athletes should focus on to enhance performance, how can athletes stay focused and when loosing their focus – how do they regain focus?
In this workshop, trying to answer these questions you will be introduced to different practical tools and models – making the aspect of focus more concrete and tangible. Concluding the workshop we will look into how we as coaches can help our athletes enhancing their focus in performance?
LOUISE SONNE SCHJELLERUP
My own sports career as a figure skater was the pistol for my passion and interest for the sport psychology and the possibilities in the sport performance lying within this aspect.
I choose a university degree in sport from which I decided to focus on the psychology in a performance enhancing perspective. Halmstad Högskola served me the perfect opportunities and three years later I left Sweden with a European Master degree in sport and exercise psychology.
Since October 2008 I have worked as a fulltime sport psychological consultant at Team Danmark working with individual athletes, national teams and coaches from: ice hockey table tennis, bowling, water-skiing, cycling, figure skating, ice hockey, shooting, handball, tennis, swimming, military battle, dressage - and jump riding, kayak, ballroom dancing, handicap sport (dressage, swimming, track and field, table tennis) etc. In addition to this I have worked as the national sport psychologist at competitions, several Europeans, Worlds and the Paralympics 2012 and doing workshops and educational programs for athletes and coaches across sports.
In 2014 I moved to Sweden continuing my work, focusing particular on the Swedish national teams in bowling – from junior to senior, working with the players, the team and the coaches.