Conquering Nerves & Anxiety | WKSHP (online) cont'd
Time & Location
This two day workshop is delivered in three parts online via MEET by Google and is designed for young athletes aged 8 – 17, dedicated to the foil and epee, competing in all respective age categories.
The online series aims to improve technique, with tactical strategy explaining application during a bout, concluded with a sport psychology session to understand why conquering nerves & anxiety is important for performance, how to focus on the right information, and practice strategies for conquering nerves & anxiety; skills that may be applied both on and off the piste.
// RESIDENT COACHES
MAESTRO DARIO FINETTI (ITA)
Young promise of the master’s Italian school with national and international experience in high level fencing – SalleRepublic (U.K.) co-founder, Project Fencing (Italy) co-founder, Z Fencing (Singapore) coach partner, Maestro of Accademia della Scherma Livorno (Italy), and staff teacher for the U17 & U20 Indian national team.
BRENNAN LOUIE (PHI)
Gold medalist and Champion of the South East Asian (SEA) Games, Coach Brennan has helped establish a new identity for Filipino fencing and continues to train, with US National Coach, Misha Itkin, in his hometown of Los Angeles, California, whilst being instrumental in the development training of his younger brother, Bryce Louie, one of America’s most promising upcoming fencers having won the 2019 Junior Olympics Gold medal in cadet men’s foil.
RICHARD BERNSTEIN (GBR)
Richard is a qualified foil coach, team manager, and SalleRepublic resident coach, who also continues to support multiple fencing clubs in the South West of England as well as the governing body of fencing on the Island of Jersey. Richard received a fencing scholarship at Millfield School. Before continuing his studies at the University of the West of England (UWE), where he became Men’s 1st Team captain and Vice President of the UWE fencing society, he competed for both Jersey senior squad and Great Britain at U17s, including 3 Commonwealth Games, Maccabi GB at 2 European games, and 2 World Games. More recently, Richard led the Jersey delegation at the Junior Commonwealth Games in Newcastle 2018, and in the summer of 2019 was manager, coach, and athlete at the European Maccabi Games, with the GB squad winning 8 medals in the Team and individual fencing events.
THOMAS CUNNINGHAM-FAHIE (GBR)
A specialist in sport psychology & youth development, with a Master in Science (MSci) degree, University of Bath, Thomas is currently conducting pioneering research around parent-child closeness & competitive anxiety in young athletes – with more than 15 years involvement in athletics, as an athlete and coach at national level, his proficiency expands upon maximizing achievement, development and wellbeing through sport, with a particular emphasis on improving the relationships between athletes, parents and coaches.
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