Gold Medal Profile – Sport Psychology

The Gold Medal Profile (GMP) is the collection of skills and attributes that underpin the performance of an athlete capable of stepping onto the Para/Olympic podium, and forms the structure for excellence within the stage-based profiles in the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework. The GMP for Psychology in Sport model that has been developed by Own The Podium has is intended to provide guidance in the programming and support of sport governing bodies aspiring to achieve podium successes with their athlete populations.

The GMP outlines twelve (12) competencies in three (3) categories as they relate to specific attributes identified as important in the development of a high-performance Canadian athlete.

Mental Health skills are related to athlete well-being, both in and out of a sporting context.

Gold Medal Profile

Fundamental competencies

Fundamental competencies outlined as providing foundational skills for high performance:

  • Motivation
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

Self-Regulation competencies

Self-Regulation competencies outlined as providing self-regulation skills for high performance:

  • Stress management
  • Awareness
  • Emotion and Arousal Control
  • Attention

Interpersonal competencies

Interpersonal competencies outlined for providing interpersonal and relationship skills for high performance:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Coach-Athlete Relationships
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Our MHMP Team

Sharleen Hoar

Gold Medal Profile

Our Service Delivery

Mental Health