World ParaVolley has put together the “World ParaVolley Presents…” webinar series to offer presentations that are of interest to our membership and others. We reached out to all our stakeholders to collect suggestions on possible webinar topics and potential speakers and are pleased to announce that we will be presenting the second “World ParaVolley Presents…” webinar on June 23rd, 2022 at 18h00 UTC.
The objectives of the webinars are to:
- serve as a platform to disseminate good practices for athletes, coaches and administrators in ParaVolley
- open up opportunities to learn and discuss pertinent issues relevant to ParaVolley between experts, athletes, coaches, administrators and researchers
- to connect with the community of athletes, coaches and administrators and identify current drivers of change in society to meet with World ParaVolley’s values and mission
This webinar session will be the second in a series of three webinars throughout 2022 focusing on mental performance, mental training, and safeguarding.
Date: Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Time: 18h00 UTC
World ParaVolley Presents . . .
Mental Performance On and Around the Court – from Knowledge to Practice
Are you an athlete that wants some tips to improve and optimize your mental preparation and sport performance?
Are you a coach that wants to recognize stressors for your athletes or yourself and want to have some tools to offer and work with?
Are you a referee, classifier or technical official wanting to make sure you bring your ‘A game’ to competitions in whatever role that you will be in?
The World ParaVolley Presents… webinar series is proud to offer the second webinar in our Mental Health & Performance series on the topic of “Mental Performance On and Around the Court – from Knowledge to Practice”. Our panel of speakers have a vast amount of expertise and experience to share on this topic.
Please join us online as we discuss stressors in sport, coping strategies and other important aspects of mental performance. Share this link with your ParaVolley Community, and follow us on social media on Twitter and Facebook, and use the hashtag #WPVPresents.
Dr. Christian Zepp – High-Performance Sport Psychology Consultant
Juergen Schrapp – High-Performance Athlete – Team Germany
Few athletes in any sport can match the sitting volleyball career of Juergen Schrapp. Juergen’s remarkable sitting volleyball career began in 1993 as he could no longer play standing volleyball. He was attracted by the speed and precision of the sport and has stayed with it ever since. In that time, Juergen has competed in six Paralympic Games, winning a bronze medal in London 2012, and competed in approximately 50 major international championships.
To say that Juergen has lived through many ups and downs in his sport career would be an understatement. He embraces the notion of teamwork, communication, and trust, and how building these in a positive manner is a path to success both on and off the court. He believes that success is more easily achieved with a strong support network, that such a support system “multiplies what you can accomplish”, and that “if you can surround yourself with people and activities like that, you rarely feel short on energy”.
Bill Hamiter – High-Performance Coach – Team USA Women
Greg Walker – High-Performance Coach – Team USA Men