“When it’s fun, you work harder.
When you work harder, you get better”
Eddie Jones, England Rugby Head Coach, November 2016
Sport is a big part of the Islanda story as we all participate in, and support, various sports including cricket, netball, golf, cycling, hockey, skiing, and other activities at different levels.
We launched a YouTube channel, Sanderstead CCTV, about grass roots cricket centred around our local club, Sanderstead, where Dan has been involved for over 30 years and where two of our children, James & Lucy, are carrying on the tradition.
If you are involved in sport you will understand how important fitness, technique, skills, practice and nutrition are to your performance and your chances of winning.
More recently, however, the focus has shifted to how mastering our minds can improve performance.
Mind training for sports teams and individuals is hailed as the next frontier in sports performance improvement and, in conjunction with clubs like Sanderstead CC, we are developing a pioneering sports mastermind programme.
“Bodies do not compete, people compete – with their body, mind and emotions” Joseph O’Connor
We developed our Play Smart Sports MasterMind Programme by adapting our successful and proven Emotional Intelligence for Leaders business programme. The core principles of mastering minds to create better futures is exactly the same.
During lockdown we developed an online version for progressive forward-thinking sports teams who recognise that to perform at their best they need to work on their fitness and technical skills mentally as much as physically.
Improving mental fitness and playing SMARTER will help you to:
- Improve your performance;
- Enhance mental and physical health & well-being;
- Improve team cohesion; and
- Make the whole experience more enjoyable and fun