Brief overview: For this assignment you will identify an athlete, identify mental performance related strengths and weaknesses (areas to improve) and create an intervention plan to address area(s) of

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Brief overview:

For this assignment you will identify an athlete, identify mental performance related strengths

and weaknesses (areas to improve) and create an intervention plan to address area(s) of weakness(es). You will need to provide rationale of why you selected a specific intervention (i.e., highlighting the reasons you chose one strategy over another), and how you would plan to monitor progress on that intervention.

You should be drawing on content from the textbook to plan your intervention and support your choices. You may supplement the text with additional research (which can be located online through our library), or by consulting information online, but it is not necessary. Every submission should include a reference list (in APA format) and all information from outside sources needs to be cited and referenced appropriately.

-a written paper (minimum 3 pages double spaced, 12pt- font, APA formatting incl. margin sizing)

Additional details:

Within your document, the following things should be included:

Introduction: Introduce the assignment and share details about the athlete you selected. The athlete you select may be yourself, someone you know personally (with their permission) or a professional athlete that you can find information about on the internet

Information Gathering: You will do a brief information gathering, which should include a short history of the athlete in sport and an assessment of mental performance strengths and weaknesses. Based on the athlete and the information you deem is important to collect, select a method from the textbook (chapter 2) you’d like to use. You may use one of the options included in the text, access one of the options referenced in the textbook, or locate one online. If you use a checklist or fillable form, please include as an appendix in paper or show results in ppt.

Based on the information gathered, you will select one (or several) target area(s) of weakness to design an intervention. You should state why you selected what you did.

Intervention selection:

Based on the weakness(es) you determined, create an intervention plan that could be used to address these weaknesses. The interventions could be self-directed (as in applied only to the athlete), or could include a coach or other trainer (assume you have their full support to do whatever you’d like). Consulting the textbook (chapters 6-16) or other online sources, you will select the intervention you’d like to use and share how you will use it. This should be well thought out and purposeful. You should provide a rationale for why this is the specific strategy or set of strategies you’ve selected, over other options.


After you’ve introduced the intervention, identify how you will monitor and track progress. What specifically will you be monitoring from the intervention, when would you monitor it, and how would you do that?

Brief overview: For this assignment you will identify an athlete, identify mental performance related strengths and weaknesses (areas to improve) and create an intervention plan to address area(s) of
Rubric Full Points Half Points No Points Introduction to athlete 1 point Introduction should include the name of the athlete (if using someone you know only use their first name, do not include last name), the sport they play and the level they currently are playing at. 1 point: All components (name, sport, level) are included ½ point: Some components, but not all are included 0 point: Little to no information is included Information gathering 5 points 5 points: 4, 3, 2, or 1 point: 0 point: Outline what method you used (e.g., interview and check-list), and the outcomes of that method (strengths/weaknesses identified). Selection of target area(s) with rationale for selection. Information gathering strategy is outlined and included in document (if appropriate). Outcomes are shared (strengths and weaknesses) Clear selection of target area(s) with strong rationale for selection. point for information gathering shared 2 points for sharing some outcomes points for selecting target area, and including strong rationale Little to no information is included Intervention plan 8 points Create an intervention plan to address target areas of weakness. Describe why you’ve selected the strategy (tying to athletes goals, experience, strengths, if applicable) 8 points: Intervention is fully described and is appropriate to target. Rationale for why intervention is selected is clear and makes sense based on other information in document. 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 point: Consider that there are several ways we can address the target behavior- there is not one specific treatment that needs to be used to address the target. The point is not to “get it perfect” but come up with a logical intervention based on your readings and the athlete. You will lose marks for just selecting something at random and/or not describing why you selected it. You will also lose marks if you select an intervention not appropriate for the target behavior. 0 point: Little to no information is included Monitoring 2 points How will you track progress? What will you use to monitor outcomes, how often will you use it? 2 points: Select an appropriate monitoring strategy and outline plan. What will you be monitoring and how will you do so? 1 point: 1 mark for identifying what you will monitor 1 mark for describing how you will monitor 0 point: Little to no information is included Format, clarity, design 3 points If written, focusing on format and writing clarity 3 points: Appropriately formatted, sequential information that flows appropriately If PPT, additional consideration to design (not too busy, not too much on slides) 2 or 1 point: Points removed for document being to read/follow, unclear, not ordered appropriately Bad design (too much on slide), colour combinations that are hard to read, poor presentation- unclear, muffled voice 0 point: Almost impossible to follow, extremely unclear, not formatted appropriately. References 1 point All sources are cited in paper/on ppt slides Using APA format* 1 point: All sources included, formatted appropriately ½ point: Formatting is not correct (as per APA) 0 point: Information in document is plagiarized from course materials or outside sources. *This will lead to an academic misconduct investigation and potential disciplinary actions

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