We’re mixing things up within our series EFFECTIVE PROGRAMMING FOR PROFIT AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT and inviting in Iain Highfield to talk about how to teach inside of a program. He’s developed a framework for helping students perform at the highest level.
Iain Highfield is the Director of Mental Training at Bishop Gates Golf Academy and over the past years has been working on developing a framework to help students consistently perform at a higher level – OSVEA. As he explains… it’s something he modeled after watching players of the highest level and seeing the process they went through unconsciously.
OSVEA 5 componenets of a golf shot educates and enables a player to actively discover a process that will help them unlock peak performance when in competition. Investing time in letters O and S fires up the left brain and creates habits that lead to stratgic excellence through developing the ability to chunk information. Becoming proficient in the V of OSVEA results in a player faciliting the shift of left brain information in to right brain creativity and movement. Feelings of freedom and flow are activated in in letter E, this allows automation of the golf swing and a more efficient motion. The final component of OSVEA, A helps a player understand and maintain their optium arousal level meaning this intrinsicly motivated process can repeat. OSVEA is the golfing performance model we should all be modeling on every shot. Options Selection Visualization Execution Acceptance.
You can check out one of the drills we talk about in the interview in the video below:
Links to do more research on OSVEA