IN-SEASON PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS TRAINING
Once the VBB Mission and Standards have been established, Psych Skills training sessions will focus on reinforcing these in a way that practically supports players in developing the Foundational Skills, Performance Skills, Personal Development Skills and Team Skills. The delivery of these skills can be planned and structured ahead of time, but teachable moments should be a major consideration in when topics are addressed.
As with the pre-season, a major goal of these sessions is to shift leadership from coaches onto the players. To achieve this a major focus in many of the sessions will be not only to deliver content for self and team improvement, but to provide a platform for players to express gratitude, concern, and experience in solving problems practically.