Mental Skills & Performance Camp for High School Track & Field Athletes

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Mental Skills & Performance Camp for High School Track & Field Athletes

200.00

Questions contact Lennie Waite at lenniewaite@gmail.com or call 512-657-3767

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Waite Performance Strategies LLC Presents The Rice University Mental Skills & Performance Camp for Track & Field Athletes

Who: All High School Athletes

When: Saturday, January 20th and Sunday, January 21st 2018 from 1:30pm-4pm

Where: Wendel D. Ley Track, Houston, TX 77005

Your mind is a powerful asset in sports. How you think affects how you perform, and your brain is just like any other muscle: it responds to training.

This camp is not an ordinary track and field camp. Yes, we will spend time running, but we will also focus on the mindset that surrounds your approach to training and racing.  There are subtleties that differentiate a good runner from a great runner, and a lot of that lies in the mindset and perspective of the athlete.

The mindset that you have and the lifestyle that you live in the 22 hours a day that surround your training have an impact on how quickly you improve, how you perform in races, and how you react as the pressure builds for major competitions towards the end of the season.

Are there times when you feel like you train better than you compete?

Do you ever feel like nerves, anxiety or fear get the best of you on competition day?

Have you ever had a coach, teammate, or parent tell you that you need to be more mentally tough?

Whether you are thinking about running in college and want to learn more about track and field at the next level, or you simply want to improve your marks on the track, this camp will help you! During camp, we will run, work on strength, and focus on building a mindset around your running that will help you sustain your passion for the sport over a period of time and provide you with skills you can use to improve your running.

At camp, you will have the opportunity to learn from Olympian Lennie Waite on the physical and psychological training that will help you improve overtime. 

Day 1 of the camp will focus on the build-up to getting to the starting line of a competition. We will explore how the pre-performance routine primes people for getting ready to compete. We will cover the dos and do nots for getting ready to compete. This includes nutrition, sleep, physical preparation, and mental preparation.

Day 2 of the camp will focus on the mind set of competing and evaluating competition day. Where does your mind go during competition? We will review some of the places your mind may wander during competition and how this can impact performance. We will also discuss the importance of goal-setting and how to think about your progress post-competition.

About the Camp Director

Lennie Waite, PhD, CMPC: Lennie Waite is an Olympian and a 2008 graduate of Rice University. During her time as a student-athlete at Rice, she was a 2 time All-American, NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist, and NCAA post-graduate scholarship recipient. She has represented Scotland and Great Britain in a number of international races. She was 4th in the Olympic Trials in 2012, but continued to persevere over the next four years, and achieved her goal of becoming an Olympian in 2016. She most recently represented Great Britain at the 2017 World Championships in London. In addition to her running background, Lennie holds a PhD in Psychology and is a Certified Mental Performance Coach (CMPC). She works with athletes across a range of abilities and is focused on helping them reach their goals and improve in the long run.

About the Camp Medical Staff

Nick Purcell, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS: Nick Purcell is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Texas Children's Hospital. Nick completed his Sports PT residency in 2016 where he had the opportunity to work with collegiate and professional athletes and spent most of his time with Rice University Athletics (baseball, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and track & field) and the Houston Dynamo and Dash soccer teams. As a sports PT, Nick is passionate about treating injured runners through gait analysis, education, manual therapy, and exercise to help them achieve full recovery.