Thursday, July 26, 2018 – SK Princ Zagreb Softball Fields
Following the morning practice session, the players and coaches had a seminar with a nutritionist who covered aspects of the diet for players before and after practices, games and tournaments, as well as during tournaments. He also showed them how to prepare a meal that does not exceed the desired number of calories. The players then prepared their own healthy lunch in what was another team building exercise.
After lunch the players had another seminar, this time from a sports psychologist who tackled issues that have to do with mental preparation for practices and games, self-confidence and battling adversity during a game. He identified the difference between effort, over which the athlete has full control, and performance, which does not always depend on the athlete herself. He insisted that the athlete should focus on giving maximum effort. The sport psychologist asked the players to list situations of adversity that they encounter before and during games or practices and how they normally react to them. They also had to come up with a better way to react when faced with such difficult moments.
Prior to the start of the afternoon session the players also had a forum on how IGETS impacted them over the past 18 months. They also filled out a questionnaire on the topic, providing valuable feedback for the project coordinators on the training camp as well as on IGETS as a whole.
IGETS is a two-year project co-financed by the European Union. The Għajnsielem Redcoats received assistance from the Ministry of Education and Employment through the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport & Voluntary Organisations to meet its co-financing obligations.
Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.