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Developing resilience in sport
Developing resilience in sport

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Session 2: Developing resilience


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The aim of this session is to develop a deeper understanding of resilience and for you to consider how to build resilience in sport settings. How can an athlete or coach develop these skills, and how can we be proactive to support athletes, and coaches, to prepare for any challenges that they might face along their athletic journey?

To address these questions within this session you will reflect on the optimum conditions in which resilience can be developed. You will also examine the role of the environment (e.g., organisation or team) that surrounds the athletes as they develop resilience, including how coaches can facilitate the development of these skills. Finally, you’ll look at what a programme to develop resilience might look like for athletes and coaches, alongside evidence-informed considerations required when implementing such interventions.