"In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic"
Being a former athlete I used cues and reminders all the time in sport. Coaches, captains, team-mates all cue to remind themselves. Sport psychologists encourage the use of key words to help refocus attention, to forget or park negative thoughts and feelings. As a physiotherapist working on movement with athletes of all ages and levels I know having a teaching tool as a reminder to stay active is important as well. Whether it be returning from injury or a young athlete working on their foundations a term which you understand, feel, and you can be motivated by; can help your movement and therefore performance. The term can be a visual cue, or a verbal cue.
S.W.E.A.T STANCE was developed to help people feel work and understand an active athletic stance. It was developed by a former player, coach and now physiotherapist. It was developed for coaches and players to use as a reminder. It can be felt in triple threat stance, defensive stance, ready stance, etc. S.W.E.A.T STANCE is dynamic. It needs to be felt in various positions and movement foundations. It involves physically and cognitively connecting to an intention. It helps athletes engage with the floor.
Being in S.W.E.A.T stance encourages activation of muscles for central core activation. It is dynamic and helps to encourage an athlete to become more efficient in their movement via proper muscle sequencing. Utilization and understanding of S.W.E.A.T Stance works synergistically with teaching. Proper sequencing can be a powerful tool to teach and help retention of proper integrated athletic movement.
B– Back to Basics.
In a world of trends It is important to scale things back to the basic principles of science and its foundations. No matter how high the stakes are or the level of pressure that surround any given situation try and stay focused on the basics. It can be easy getting lost in the accessory details and the surrounding stressor. Stay focused and break things down to the basics.
U – Utilization of Skill Set
This involves an understanding and knowledge of what your skill set is. Knowing what your strengths and weakness are is important for every professional. What are your strengths and how can you best contribute to a team. As a leader, knowing your teammates and what their skill sets are, is imperative to optimizing your team’s performance. Leaders bring out the best in people; they make people better by empowering and utilizing team members’ skills.
I – Identity
Identity is what makes you unique. It is what you bring to the table that differentiates you from everyone else in your profession. It is what makes you special. What is your niche? How are are you going to make a difference?
Longevity occurs with having a strong identity. Lasting the test of time and not being a trend that fades with time.
Diversity is the ability to adapt, identity over time and across varying professions and demographics. in order to apply your skill set.