Presentation description: How much of your daily training is mental? This session will introduce various psychological skills and explore how to train them at home and in practice. We will discuss practical strategies coaches and athletes can use to develop and grow their mental game.
Speaker bio: Renée Matte is a graduate student in Psychology at the University of New Brunswick. Her research has focused on performance enhancement, anxiety sensitivity and sport dropout, coach and athlete behaviour, and hazing in athletics. Outside of university, Renée has been a mental performance consultant for the past decade, working with athletes of all levels in over 20 sports. She also has been an artistic swimming coach for 15 years. The combination of these positions have enabled her to bring research into practice and approach sport performance from multiple perspectives.