Sports performance optimization


For a number of years, sport coaching has largely been developed to help athletes improve their performance. The coaches aim to optimize the technical elements, to manage the approach of an event or to improve the collective relationship. Several types of Performance Programs have deliver results. However, during meetings with athletes and supervisors, I had the feedback that it was sometimes difficult to change the way they work over time, to allow continuity of performance. The hypothesis that I emitted was then that certain blockages were too anchored to be released without their source being identified and treated. Based on these findings, I sought to create a protocol that revolves around the psychobioneurological model of Adaptive Information Process. It aims at dealing with issues, contextual or structural, which are detrimental to performance. It is with the aim of ensuring that the athlete has full possession of his capacities and resources that the optimization protocol was born. This protocol aims to be as complete as possible, taking into account the sportsperson's construction different components, functioning both as a toolbox for specific applications, and as a complete solution. The practitioner who will support the athlete, will rely on questionnaires and tables of data that will facilitate the proper implementation of the Protocol. The goal is to respond to the athlete's request with the idea that he or she can function more autonomously once the work has been performed. This protocol, now used in different structures (professional club, CREPS, rehabilitation center, practitioner's practice) has demonstrated a measurable efficiency. Case studies can be put forward on a poster.






Julien Lignon

Original Work Citation

Lignon, L. (2018, June). Sports performance optimization. Poster presented at the 19th EMDR Europe Conference, Strasbourg, France



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