Weightlifting Coach Psychology Certificate

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This online course has been developed for weightlifting teaching professionals and other committed individuals* to further equip their coaching skills when working with weightlifters of all standards.​

It is based on twenty years’ experience of research and consultancy in sport psychology.

Taking on average 25 hours to complete, the course delivers a framework in which to improve the learning, performance and enjoyment of weightlifting; and contains the core mental skills and techniques, written in an understandable and useable style with practical activities for the coach to use.

It is the only course of its type available in Europe and is recognised as part of a member education programme.

Typical times to complete this course are between 3 and 12 months.

Key Concepts Include

  • Recognise the potential impact of a weightlifter’s drive on their sporting performance
  • Use a simple form of ‘performance profiling’ to assess an weightlifter’s technical, physical and psychological strengths and weaknesses
  • Recognise the types of goals a weightlifter may set to improve their drive and performance
  • Structure an effective goal-setting programme for your weightlifters
  • Identify and use peak performance strategies in your coaching
  • Identify how confidence and beliefs can impact sporting performance
  • Recognise ways in which confidence can be developed in weightlifters
  • Use imagery training to enhance learning and performance
  • Use practical strategies to improve the self-talk of your weightlifters
  • Apply some simple techniques to develop relaxation and concentration
  • Integrate performance enhancing mental skills into a pre- and post-performance routine

You will not find a more comprehensive Weightlifting Coach Psychology Course.