Sigmoid Sports Events
Sigmoid Sports Events will deliver premium, bespoke workshop events for business partners and clients. With access to a wide variety of sports psychologists and speakers, we have the ability to create unique sporting and corporate workshop events. We will work closely with our clients and partners to ensure that we facilitate their every need and create a seamless process from start to finish.
Our workshops will be planned and delivered by Sigmoid Sport’s David Kearney, along with various senior clinical psychologists and industry experts. All workshops will be available as full day sessions with a client group or for 90 minute breakfast/lunchtime presentations. It will be up to the client to inform us on what their needs are and how they would like to structure the sessions in order to maximise the impact. Zoom workshops will also be available.
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Sigmoid Sports Events
The Athletic Development of a Female Golfer
Sharon Morris and David Kearney will use over 20 years of practical and academic experience to deliver this module. The varying stages of growth and development and how they are manifested from a performance perspective offer attendees a unique view on the physical development of a female golfer and the challenges and opportunities that lie in this space.
The High Performance Coaching Environment
Donal Scott and David Kearney combine to present a memorable day of learning for PGA professionals and federations. Focussing on the collection of data and the careful monitoring and usage of this data, the two speakers provide an interactive day which deals with the performance environment for elite golfers. The course is a combination of indoor and outdoor work, so again participants are encouraged to bring their clubs.
Wellness in the Workplace
Dr. Paul Gaffney and David Kearney present an interactive workshop bespoke to your company. A large part of this workshop is the advance preparation in understanding the current space occupied, the culture that surrounds the company/organisation and the challenges that impinge employers and employees from occupying a truly satisfying work experience.
Preparing for Exams - The High Performance Approach
Adolescents and their parents can find exam time stressful to say the least. In this evening workshop, Dr. Paul Gaffney and David Kearney take a look at the preparation, execution and review of an examination cycle combining the High Performance Sporting process with psychological best practice.
The 10 Commandments of Coaching
This one day workshop is designed for PGA coaches and National Federations and covers 10 issues designed to have an immediate impact on the coaches productivity, performance and output. The session includes both indoor and outdoor elements and attendees are encouraged to bring their clubs as the day is very interactive. This workshop is designed and delivered by David Kearney.
The Golfing Buddha
David Kearney will explore how golf and Buddhism connect and how players, coaches and parents can benefit from this relationship. This one day workshop with David links the ancient words of Buddha to modern day performance in sport and provides delegates with opportunity for learning, reflection and practices that will not only help their students, but also their colleagues and themselves.
The Parent-Child Relationship in Sport
In this workshop, Sports Institute lead Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Paul Gaffney, and David Kearney look at this, perhaps the most important of relationships, from both sides. In this workshop, the needs of both parties, roles and responsibilities are discussed leaving participants with a clear road map to navigate this period effectively.
David, a 28 year PGA pro and performance lead for Irish Ladies golf, has visited over 70 countries and has coached or talked in 35 of these countries on all matters, ranging from junior development to high performance programs to establishing coach education programs. An author, teacher, public speaker.
Sharon has a wide range of experience having worked in the Irish, English and Australian health services both in a private and public space. She has worked as a private practitioner in Galway City Physiotherapy since 2000 and runs the clinic; she is also an approved high performance therapist.
Dr. Paul Gaffney
Paul is Lead Consultant in High Performance Sport Clinical Psychology at Sport Ireland Institute and has delivered specialist mental health training internationally as a Consultant Tutor with the Association for Psychological Therapies for 17 years, while he also tutors psychologists at Trinity College Dublin.
Donal Scott is a PGA Professional and High Performance coach based in Dublin, Ireland. A strong passion for coaching at every level of the game and over ten years of experience makes him one of Ireland’s foremost golf coaches. He is currently the national golf coach for the Irish Women’s Team.