MENTALFORTE WORKSHOP A RESOUNDING SUCCESS
Forte Bowl at Kovan embarked on our very first foray into Mental Skills Training with the hosting of MentalForte Workshop on the afternoon of Saturday, April 2, 2016. This workshop was hosted with Mr Edgar Tham, founder of SportPsych Consulting.
Edgar is Singapore’s first local Sports Psychologist and he has worked with many sports at the various levels from schools scene to national level athletes. When we travel as Team Singapore, Edgar is one of the many support staff that ensures that our athletes are in the best of physical and mental health. He has travelled extensively to numerous Asian Championships, World Championships, SEA Games, Asian Games as well as the Olympic Games.
Seventy enthusiastic student-bowlers, parents, coaches, officials and guests listened attentively for two hours as Edgar presented an interactive workshop with audience participation based on the introduction of the 5 C’s, namely: Composure, Concentration, Confidence, Cope-ability and Cohesion.
Besides introducing the concepts of the 5 C’s, SportPsych Consulting will also be providing each student-bowler with a Mental Toughness Profile that assesses their mental strengths and weaknesses with suggested practical strategies for further development and improvement.
“I applaud everyone that came out this afternoon and gave me their time and made the effort to be here,” said Edgar
“Together with Forte Bowl, SportPsych Consulting will be working together to integrate mental skills strategies with the tactical and technical know-how that is available in coaching methodology and technological advancement to provide a one-stop performance centre for bowlers to progress forward,” added Edgar.
“No system locally has thus far been made available and is able to cater to bowlers, coaches and bowling academies that wish to progress forward,” says Coach Yap, Centre Manager, Forte Bowl at Kovan.
“With the availability of CATS (Computer Aided Tracking System), Lane condition on demand, Professional pro shop services, Video analysis system and coaching expertise, together with the support and guidance from SportPsych Consulting, we now are able to offer an opportunity for positive learning to take place, unmatched anywhere in Singapore and probably in South-East Asia,” added Yap.
The collaboration between SportPsych Consulting and Forte Bowl at Kovan does not stop at only one workshop, as the encouraging response of this first MentalForte Workshop has propelled the team to work even harder for the growth of performance bowling in Singapore.
In the pipeline is another MentalForte workshop that is scheduled for May 21, Saturday from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.
From the MentalForte workshop, we shall expand on the 5C’s with 5 sessions spaced throughout this year and the early quarter of 2017. These sessions starting sometime in June 2016 are as follows:-
- The Composed Warrior – One that is able to stay calm and handle the competitive pressure and anxiety
- The Concentrated Warrior – One that is able to focus on what really matters without being distracted
- The Confident Warrior – One that has self-belief and trust during stressful situations
- The Cope-Ability Warrior – One that handles mistakes and challenges through mental resilience
- The Cohesive Warrior – One that gives and receives social support to and from others
Through these sessions, we hope that the student-bowler continues on his or her Warrior’s journey towards Excellence, as they say, Small Daily Improvements, are the Keys to Staggering Long-Term Results!
With the completion of the Mental Toughness Profile, bowlers, parents and coaches now have an option to work on a one to one basis or a small group of a maximum of four bowlers with Coaches Edgar & Yap. These sessions will be held both on lanes as well as in the classroom and is where the integration of mental skills strategies and bowling come together to form a single platform. Every single individual is different and has different needs, wants and ability, let our team work with you through your coach or directly with you as we lead you on the Warrior’s Journey of Excellence. If it is Important to You, You will Find a Way. If Not, You will Find an Excuse!
2016 looks like being s promising year for budding talents that are searching for ways and means to get better. Well, look no further as Forte Bowl and SportPsych Consulting team up to provide you with an integrated model that will be tailor-made for every individual.
If You Want Something You Never Had, You Must Be Willing To Do Something You Have Never Done!
Welcome to Team MentalForte!!!!!!!!