Mental Training & Coaching Center, Holland
Hardy Menkehorst, PhD, is a full-time private sports psychologist since 1986 and president of Mental Training & Coaching Center. Hardy is a former elite volleyball-player and volleyball coach. He worked as a sports psychologist with Olympic medal winners in men’s volleyball, men’s field hockey, speedskating, short track, sailing, etc. He’s involved in various sports and an invited consultant for business teams. Furthermore, he is currently a member of the NOC expert team Transition out of Sport and serves as a professor to the Master Program of Sport Physiotherapists. Hardy is the former president of the national organization of Sport Psychology in the Netherlands (VSPN).
Psychological Interventions in teams
Mental Training & Coaching Centre, Holland
In this lecture, the characteristics of team members and the development of a team are the central issue. The theoretical framework of Steiner group effectiveness (1974) is presented as a format to design interventions, which can help coaches and team members, to speed up the process of team development ending up with better team performance. Tuckman (1965) divides the development of the team process in four stages, e.g. forming, storming, norming, performing. Each stage has its own demands for psychological interventions. The combination of both frameworks forms the basis for intervention design. These interventions and their limits will be discussed.