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Psychological intervention with the sport dance national team

Psychological aspects of the dance refereeing

Evaluation and estimation in dance are really complex conscious and not conscious processes  following these characteristics:

  • Evaluation of dancer’s abilities  (what it’s the potential)
  • Evaluation of dancer’s motor and technical skills (what someone have done to show those potentials)
  • Evaluation of personal expression (how he/she acts)
  • Evaluation of artistic expression (he/she manage the meaning of art, beauty and so on)
  • Evaluation of compatibility of dancers, cohesion between both dancers (they perform together very well)
  • Evaluation of dancer’s current performance – skills and preparation (How he/she performs now),
  • Evaluation of one’s performance versus other’s performances
  • Other unpredictable factors

An estimation is based on a simple psychological rule, the human being is able to give an objective and exact evaluation  of a certain subject.

A lot of different opinions were given about the problems of objectivity and subjectivity of measurement and evaluation. We are all very sure that objectivity of judging is quite hard to reach. The more the subject is general and not well defined, the harder is the objective evaluation. In such cases the estimation is quite subjective.  A process of judging  is always under the estimators attitudes’ influence.

Avoiding errors can be reached by some important steps:

  • training of estimators
  • strong definition of estimation subject
  • not knowing dancers (which is almost impossible) or at least avoiding settlement of estimators (for competition) who have possible strong relationship to any dancer
  • erasing upper and bottom estimations
  • standardising instructions before estimating and giving warnings  according to object of estimation before any estimation
  • controlling estimators estimations (by correlation and analysing: comparing my to other’s estimations) and warning  estimators about their mistakes
  • education of estimators
  • estimation on the base of objective scale and not just on the base of “one-to another” subjective impression

The judges’ function, in addition to being sensitive to the undeniable psychological aspects involved, it’s even more difficult than that of athletes and coaches. Not enough to know perfectly the discipline, technical aspects and rules, you must know how to apply and recognize everything promptly and accurately.
The difficulties of the judgment  provision are undoubted and also stem from the
psychological tension, the complexity of the race and the position of  the Competition Judge: the place where the event occurs, or to assess the length of time of the valuation (also exceed 10 consecutive hours). All this can be addressed and managed through adequate training route which also includes mental training.

(by Daniela Sepio)

Assess your serve in tennis

The serve in tennis does not improve during the match, but whatever it’s your level of technical mastery of this act, it’s necessary for the implement to the highest level you’re capable of , regardless of the outcome of that moment. Remember:

When the ball went into the net or goes out, the error is obviously technical. So you say you ‘d have to hit it the ball in another way or the arm rather than your legs did not do the job right … all this is true but do not forget that the body does not move by itself  is ‘THE MIND  THAT LEADS, TELLING WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.

The error is always technical, but you should always ask yourself, ” How important is the mental component in this mistake I made in the serve?” And then you have to know how to reduce the error percentage, certainly the first answer that comes to say is:  ”I need to improve my technique.

To improve the mental approach to the serve you have to be aware of what are the psychological pitfalls that you fall down when you run this fundamental. To this end, I propose to answer a questionnaire in which you are asked how often you make mistakes more related on your mental attitude. No matter about your current technical limitations in the game you have to serve proving the quality of your action as well as now you possess, without being affected by the mental condition of the match- moment. If you use a mental approach also correct your technique will benefit from it and you can play in a more satisfactory way.

 

“How I cope with my serve”

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Instructions: Please read each statement and indicate how often you behave in situations as outlined below with an X marking the number that best indicates what is true for you.

1 means never and 7 forever – All other numbers indicate intermediate levels

How often:

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  1. The quality of my serve during the match and training is the same.

 

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  1. During the match when I serve I feel in a hurry or too slow

 

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  1. I make errors because I am angry or down

 

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  1. When I serve I am not focused?

 

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  1. Before to serve I know that it will be bad

 

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  1. I am too anxious to serve at my best and I don’t try to change this idea

 

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  1. I serve because I want to get out fast from this situation

 

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  1. I tell to myself that my serve is so bad

 

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  1. When I feel to win the set, I start to serve bad

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  1. When I shot the seond ball of the serve I don’t feel confident

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Assess your self-esteem as athlete

 

Psychological dimensions of the athlete’s self-confidence How do I assess myself What level I want to achieve
Mastering the sport technique
Show this mastery in competition
Being mentally prepared
Feeling to be fit
Being supported by own social  context
Feeling driven by the coach
Feeling at ease in any competition environment
Learn from own bad performances
TOTAL (minimum: 40, maximum: 80)

 

 

How are self-confident as athlete?

Instructions for the assessment. Read each sentence and give an assessment from 5 to 10.  First, fill the column “How do I assess myself.” Second, fill the other one “What level I want to achieve.” Meaning of the score: 5=insufficient skill, 6=nearly sufficient skill, 7=sufficient skill and errors caused by stress during competition, 8=good skill during the majority of the competing situations, 9=skill at the optimal level, 10=excellent skill.

Interpretation  of the final score.  If you have a score between 50-60 means that you think to be an athlete of medium level, you are able to show your skills in most of the not very stressful situation, increasing the mistakes when the pressures become higher. Score below at 46 shows a reduced self-confidence as athlete and at the contrary superior at 83 an high level of self-esteem as athlete. If there is a significant discrepancy between how you assess yourself at this moment and how you want to be, you will find benefit to be involved in a program of mental coaching.