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PSYCHOLOGICAL EXCELLENCE FOR ELITE PERFORMANCE

- PE4EP  2013-

CHALLENGES IN PROVIDING SPORT PSYCHOLOGY SUPPORT TO ELITE AND OLYMPIC ATHLETES, TEAMS AND COACHES

The second edition of the expert class PE4EP 2013 will be on the theme of ‘Challenges in Providing Sport Psychology Support to Elite and Olympic Athletes, Players and Teams’ and is organised at INSEP, Paris from Monday May 20th to Thursday May 23rd, 2013.

The Expert class PE4EP 2013 is aimed at:

  • elite coaches (in individual and team sports), elite sport managers, managerial support staff of Olympic athletes and teams, elite sport service providers working with elite athletes and teams (e.g., physiotherapists, sport doctors, sport dieticians), and entrepreneurial managers (subject to availability)
  • experts in sport psychology/mental support working with elite/Olympic athletes, teams and coaches


The Expert class PE4EP 2013:

  1. Has been extended with one extra day and is now a four-day program.
  2. Now includes (without extra charges) on-site observation of live elite tennis during the Grandslam tournament Roland Garros 2013.
  3. Provides more opportunities for exchanges of experiences between participants.
  4. Is the only continued professional development program in Europe for coaches, sport managers, support providers (e.g., physiotherapists, sport doctors, sport dieticians), sport psychologists, and mental coaches working with elite and Olympic athletes and teams.
  5. Enables elite coaches, experts in sport psychology, and mental coaches to interact actively and work together.


Some of the topics which can be discussed during the expert class PE4EP 2013:

  • What competencies do applied sport psychologists require throughout their career?
  • What are the challenges for applied sport psychologists and elite coaches when developing a collaboration?
  • What do elite coaches need to know about applied sport psychology in order to optimize the support provided to their athletes or teams?
  • How can sport psychology support provision become part of a multidisciplinary support within an elite sport club or elite sport federation?
  • What challenges do elite coaches and applied sport psychologists face when providing sport psychology support during matches, tournaments, championships, or Olympic Games?
  • How can elite coaches and applied sport psychologists handle conflicts and crises?
  • What are the benefits of interpersonal skills and performance management strategies within coach-athlete relationships?
  • How can we integrate mental skill coaching behaviours and strategies into sessions (5C approach)?
  • How to observe the use of mental skills in athletes.
  • How can competitive experience improve mental skills?
  • How to develop mental skills in talented athletes.
  • How can psychological data be used with regard to the selection of athletes.
  • How to properly develop staff. Will they be a challenge or a burden for the elite coach?
  • How to ‘Coach the Coach'.


Experts will provide participants with:

  •  Conceptual Knowledge – What competencies do applied sport psychologists require throughout their career?
  • Experiential Knowledge – What challenges do elite coaches and applied sport psychologists face when providing sport psychology support during matches, tournaments, championships, or Olympic Games?
  • Personal Skills and Tools – How to ‘Coach the Coach’ or ‘How to Observe the Use of Mental Skills in Athletes’