Giving vital "Life Skills" through Sport
Tools for life in sport
We are now training coaches!!
Why not give your children the "Tools for a Better Life" through sport, in a Covid secure environment?
A program that incorporates Athletes, Teachers and Parents.
Eliminate pre-performance anxiety, falls, heavy legs, freezing on the court/pitch/stage, forgetting well practiced skills, under performing at big events and a career full of regrets.
Give your kids the strategy for a peak performance at every event, confidence, self drive,endurance and expression. Give them the "Mental Tools ” to perform in sport and Life.
Over 20,000 young adult athletes, coaches and dancers coached Globally over the past 2 decades.
You can see all the global dance schools who have already benefiting from the Dancing Minds program here.
Full school workshops now available via Zoom!!
YOUR COURSE BREAKDOWN
EVERY STAGE OF THIS PROGRAM IS APPLIED THROUGH SPORT SPECIFIC SKILLS AND TESTED UNDER PRESSURE IN A SAFE FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO TEACH MENTAL RESILIENCE AND FOCUS!
EACH PARTICIPANT WILL ALSO BE ASSESSED THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM SO EVERYONE PRESENT MAY BE AWARE OF THEIR OWN PROGRESSION!
Stage one looks at the main reason why many young adults hold back from progressing in their chosen field and refuse to take opportunities that are presented to them.
Stage two covers the second most important resource that we have to work on, which is self motivation for the young athlete. Sean links this to their education as well as other aspects of their life.
Stage three looks at the strategies that work best for us as individuals and also what others have to offer to enhance these even more.
Stage four takes a look into internal and external obstacles that can hold a hard working and talented individuals back from progressing in life.
Stage five Looks at how you can work with the part of our mind that works behind the everyday analytical mind in a fun way.
The workshop will end with Sean giving each young adult and the coach a simple process which he refers to as the light switch.
When they use the light switch, they will light up their performance. They have no need to analyse the science behind the process. This will be explained to the parents.
The parents should attend the last 20 minutes of the workshop so that Sean can explain to them what their children done through the workshop, the reason and benefits of what they worked through and how the parents can help to keep up and develop their progress into the future.
PROGRAMS FOR SPORTS CLUBS AND PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOLS CAN BE CATERED FOR DEPENDING ON THEIR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND TIMES AVAILABLE.
ON LINE 1 ON 1 MENTORING IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST .
Instonians Rugby Football Club used the services of Sean Connolly to help the squad with the mental side of sport. This included how to motivate yourself to succeed, how to cope with the pressures building up to a game and how give 100% during the game.
Sean brought many new ideas to the squad which we found different, thought provoking and helpful. With Sean's help we gained promotion to division 2 of the All Ireland League.
Ken keane Manager
Sean helps me to get in the zone and calm down right when the nerves kick in before a major Irish dance competition. It's so important to be in the right frame of mind and I notice the difference between when I have been practicing everything Sean has taught me and when I haven't. It's the difference between having a good day at dancing and a bad one or a good feis day and a bad one. A lot of how we dance or even think we can dance is just in our heads and we can stop ourselves from being at our best if our mindset isn't good. For me personally it really makes all the difference between just getting up and dancing and putting on a performance with that extra spark for everyone. And my teachers can definitely tell the difference!
Shannon Bradley 8 X World Champion.
It’s like there was a switch in my head that needed to be clicked the morning of a competition, & the only person who knew how to access that, was indeed, Sean himself. From the day we left his workshop in Belfast, to even this day, if I’m struggling mentally -
Sean genuinely had the most amazing positive effect on my dance career, & without the guidance he gave me that day in his workshop, I really don’t know would I have coped with the amount of pressure that was on me, year after year.
John Lonergan. 6X World Champion
8x World Irish Dance Champion
The self esteem and confidence session was very enlightening and the confidence aspect allowed me to focus and bring forth my ability without dwelling on anyone who is present or how they are shooting.
The motivation session reinforced why I choose archery as my sport, and the core stability exercises Sean taught were very impressive and informative.
N Ireland Archery senior team manager.
When I first went to Sean I didn't know much about the mental side of Irish dancing, it was always about practice, practice, practice. But the truth is it's more about your mental approach to training than the actual training. I was on the verge of quitting Irish dancing but Sean helped me and gave me tips in just a single session with him that I continue to use today in all walks of life.
His simple key messages changed my approach to Irish dance competition and helped me fulfill my natural talent potential and eventually win my final 3 world titles. I credit him hugely for changing my outcome in Irish dancing and for helping me fulfill dreams today. In a time where dancing is moving from a hobby to a sport on the level of Olympians, mental preparation and practice is key. I genuinely believe you can beat every element in the right frame of mind. And there's nobody better to learn that from, than the main man himself, Sean Connolly.
5X World Irish Dance Champion and semi finalist in Britain's Got Talent
" Sean's work helps one to strive to be the best they can be through self belief and being positive. We would all lead a richer life if exposed to these methods"
Breandan De Gallai, Former lead dancer in RiverDance, RTE presenter and choreographer.
5x World Irish dance Champion and semi finalist in Britain's Got Talent