The workshop, which will be the 12th of the 2017-18 year, will take place next Friday (13th July) and will reflect on the year and look ahead to the next.
The session will take a slightly different format and break down into three parts, including a review of the roles of the athletes, parents and coaches, a basic introduction to sports psychology and an outline of the talent pathway in the Isle of Man.
The young sportspeople will also hear from one of the Island’s young up-and-coming Manx athletes who will talk about the challenges that she has faced over the past couple of years in elite sport and how she has handled them.
Isle of Man Sport Aid Sports Performance Coordinator Chris Quine said: ‘We are approaching the end of our third year of the Sport Aid Academy. This has been our biggest year yet in terms of the number of workshops we have been able to provide. It is great to see those who were involved in the first couple of years now starting to progress into the senior ranks and making their mark.
‘Of course, none of this would have happened without the generous support and encouragement of our sponsors SMP Partners and Newfield.’
Mark Denton, Managing Director of SMP Partners, said: ‘Each year I am taken aback by the young athletes’ skill, determination and commitment to their sport. Every sportsperson in the room has so much potential and I really believe the lessons they learn at the Academy will not only help them in their progression to elite sport, but in the wider sense too.’
Mark Reynolds, Director at Newfield, added: ‘As this year’s Sport Aid Academy draws to a close we look back on another successful programme. It is so rewarding to be involved with and it’s fantastic to see former Sport Aid Academy athletes now making their mark in their sport - I have no doubt that this year’s promising cohort will be making their own success stories in the years to come! I wish the best of luck to those that end their Academy journey here and look forward to seeing the others again when the programme restarts in September.’