NM-Sport is an outgrowth of the success of the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) and built upon the core concepts found in the Neurosequential Model* itself. In application, NM-Sport can inform effectiveness in coaching, performing, training, and a host of key skills needed for success in sport. The NM-Sport initiative explores these intersecting concepts. The goal is to integrate sport into the healthy therapeutic web of children, youth and families and to help individuals and programs involved in sport improve their effectiveness in providing healthy developmental experiences and improved performance.
The Neurosequential Model Network, LLC has created an introductory 6-session training series that presents the set of core concepts related to brain organization, the stress response and neuroplasticity (how the brain changes) applied to the coaching, training and performance context. This basic overview provides immediate practical applications as well as the necessary background required to benefit fully from future, more in-depth training opportunities that focus on the advanced applications of the NM-Sport. Participants may view recordings at their convenience.
This introductory, web-based series will eventually be followed by a ten session webinar featuring more in-depth application of the NM core concepts in various coaching and training settings. This will be a Trainer Phase of NM-Sport and will prepare participants to share these concepts within their schools, school districts and community. The Neurosequential Model Network, LLC will develop an additional on-site consulting and training component for NM-Sport in collaboration with We Coach.
Introduction to NM-SPORT Sessions and Topics
Session 1 - Brain Basics: Structure, Processing Sensory Input & the Roots of Rhythm
Session 2 - Understanding the Power in Stress: The Stress Response, Resilience, Focus and Flow
Session 3 - Neurosociology: The Neuroscience of "Team" - Connecting and Competing
Session 4 - State-dependent Functioning: Keeping Fear from Destroying Performance
Session 5 - Understanding the Power Differential: Creating a Sense of Safety & Other Powers of Leadership
Session 6 - Q&A
* The “parent” model for the NM-Sport is the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), an evidence-based practice (EPB) that is both “trauma-informed” and developmentally sensitive. The case-based teaching model has been useful for helping clinicians, educators and caregivers better understand the neurodevelopmental principles involved in many of the struggles, as well as strengths, they see in the children they serve. All NM trainings provide an opportunity for ongoing capacity building within an institution or for individuals.