Gaining a competitive edge on the field starts with the core values we instill in our competitors off the field. The Competitive EDGE program, will provide an authentic immersive experience for competitive teams, fostering intrinsic motivation, optimism, and cohesion . Participants, competitors and coaches, will learn to apply these tools to their performance in practice, on the field, in the classroom and beyond.
The foundational philosophy of the Competitive EDGE program is self-determination theory, which suggests that people are motivated to grow and change by innate needs. The theory identifies three key needs:
The concept of intrinsic motivation, or doing things purely for one's own sake, plays an important role in self-determination theory.
The Result? A more confident, energized & motivated competitor! A more cohesive, optimistic & driven team!
Every customizable activity relates directly to at least one of the three needs identified in the self-determination theory. Sessions range from purposefully designed nutrition geared toward your team's needs, to mental skills for competition, to advanced team building. The competitor sessions meet the needs of athletic, academic and corporate teams.
Controlling the Controllables
Threat vs Challenge/Opportunity
Perceiving Successes and Failures
Using Visualization to Improve Your Performance
Coaches sessions align with competitor sessions, and allow coaches to develop language that will support the new skills learned by their team. Coaches will leave with tools that will help promote intrinsic motivation, effective praise and optimism, and a team profile.
Character Strength Based Coaching (Intrinsic vs Extrinsic motivation)
Effective Praise & Optimism
- Team Profile