Having an intrinsic motivation within sport is considered to provide the best outcomes for development, well being, learning and lifelong participation. Using self determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 2008) as a framework for sports coaching provides a way to foster intrinsic motivation through coaching practices which facilitate autonomy, competence and relatedness. This workshop will take you through the theory, help you apply it to practical tasks, and then provide guided opportunities to develop your own lesson plans using SDT as a framework, with a mixture of teaching, reflection, small group exercises, and (the dreaded!) role play.
Reference: Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (2008). Self-determination theory: A macrotheory of human motivation, development and health. Canadian Psychology, 49, 182-185
About the workshop provider:
Dr Rebecca Williams BSc DClinPsy CPsychol MCMI; Consultant Clinical Psychologist; Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with HCPC; Chartered with the BPS
Rebecca has worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and within the NHS for the last 17 years part time, and has been working as a Psychological Performance Coach for the last 10 years. She works with climbers of all ages from grassroots to elite level, and specialises in the management of anxiety for climbers and the development of healthy coping skills. Rebecca runs a number of workshops on the psychology of climbing and mountaineering, including Mountain Training’s Performance Coach ‘Coaching the Mind’ module, the Diploma in Mountain Medicine, NICAS, the BPS as well as climbing clubs, as well as recently presenting the keynote speech at the International Rock Climbing Research Association congress in Chamonix. She is a member of the BMC’s Equality & Diversity Mental Health working group. Within the NHS, she manages and leads the children’s Disability Team for North Wales, specialising in behaviour change. She’s mainly a boulderer these days!