🗣 Whit Ryan 🇺🇸
Do you want to be better focused on the pitch? This week we’re welcoming Whit Ryan to #UmpireAtHome. Whit is a USA Level III umpire and a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology and holds an MA in Sport and Performance Psychology, who combines his #thirdteam experience with a lot of brain know-how to help us harness the power of our brains to perform to our potential!
DM or comment below: What was your favourite takeaway from the session? We'd love to know!
10:12 Introducing soon-to-be Dr. Whit Ryan
17:43 Whit's Journey in Hockey
22:38 Why Goalkeepers Gravitate To Umpiring and Are So Good?
25:47 Why Sports Psychology with Goalkeeping and Umpiring?
29:28 The Power of Your Umpire Brain
32:20 How Much Umpiring Work is Mental?
35:21 Whit's Go-To Mental Training Techniques – Attention and Focus Gating
39:26 Too Narrow of Focus / Too Little Information
47:14 Too Wide of Focus / Too Much Information (Drinking From the Firehose)
51:49 Goldilocks Focus (Just Right!) / That Graph Tho
53:20 How Do You Find Your IZOF (Individual Zone of Optimal Functioning)
58:42 Nideffer's Model of Attentional Focus / External vs. Internal, Broad vs. Narrow
1:08:40 When the Two Umpires Have Different Arousal States and Attentional Focus
1:13:27 The Yip Guy / Practical Tips
1:19:52 Technique #1: Box / Tactical / Zombie Breathing = Automaticity
1:24:20 Technique #2: The Reset – Recognize, Regroup, Refocus
1:31:56 The Danger of Rituals
1:37:08 Moments for Focus Resets
1:38:45 Whit's Contact Details
1:44:45 The Extremely Important Dog Cameo by Renzo
#UmpireAtHome highlights issues facing hockey umpires right now, and through discussion, explores umpiring skills and how to interpret the rules of hockey in a way that best serves the game.
#fhuLive #hockey #fieldhockey #hockeyumpire #fieldhockeyumpire #rules #umpirelife #thirdteam #FIH #FIHumpire #rulesofhockey #rulesoffieldhockey #hockeyumpiring #fieldhockeyumpiring #sportspsychology #mentalfocus #mentalskills