Building the athlete’s toolbox for life
Our skill development sessions equip athletes for life after sport as well as developing self awareness that assists them right now in their pursuit of high performance. We teach athletes how to manage their lives outside of sport so that they are ready for challenges they may encounter. If left to chance, these challenges might distract them from their sport and make the post career transition a harder graft than it needs to be.
Our trainers are all highly qualified in their fields and most of them are ex-athletes.
Athletes listen to ex-athletes more than anyone. This is a cornerstone of our offerings.
We understand that athletes are time poor and that recovery time is key. Our sessions are delivered with a mix of face to face workshops (we feel is crucial to establish trust) and online webinars that the athletes can complete in the comfort of their own homes. We keep sessions concise so that they can be effectively delivered within the busy schedule of the athletes. We also don’t believe in “death by power point” and make the sessions engaging and experiential.
Key sessions delivered with a combination of face to face and online delivery.
Who benefits? Athletes, Families, Coaches, Support staff, Administrators, Clubs and Sporting Federations.
Headspace (Mental and emotional health considerations and strategies that make it easier to talk and build resilience)
Reflective Practice for Sporting Performance and Personal and Professional Self – Development
The Psychological Impact of Injury
Developing Psychological Flexibility as a means to a values-directed life in and beyond sport
Effective Resume Building and Transferable skills (recognizing how your sport–related and other strengths are valued in today’s working world. Listening to today’s working world)
Financial Skills (day to day and advice for the future)
Communication Skills and Styles – their Importance for success
Cultural Awareness/Valuing Diversity – key to Inclusive Environments
Personal Assessment and discovery of career paths
Personal Branding and Self-Presentation
Networking Skills (using and developing existing networks for the future)
Family (the importance of family in athlete life and transitions)
Coaches (coach education on athlete personal development)
Time Management and Action Planning (creating time to excel in both sport and life)
Social Media Training Management (avoiding personal brand disasters and gaining advantage)
Entrepreneurship (business idea development and skills)
Anti-doping (decision making, avoiding mistakes and being aware of the risks)
Transition for Growth – Holistic approaches to Supporting Athlete Transition
Let us scope to suit your organisation, budget and attendees.
We also offer a bespoke independent counselling and career counselling service to compliment the workshops above. Athletes may feel more comfortable working with counsellors who are outside of their existing high performance set-up. Our counsellors are highly experienced with a wide range of backgrounds in elite sport.
Tel: +61 431 333 213
“Our players and coaches were empowered by the simple but effective messaging delivered during the Crossing the Line workshops. The combination of athlete experience plus evidence based content ensures the participants are engaged in learning that will help them be more balanced human beings on and off the pitch”
Ashley Kotzin. Forwardzone. South Africa
“I engaged Crossing the Line on behalf of Manly United Football Club. As Head of Player Welfare I felt the area of Sports & Performance Psychology was something we needed to make our players, parents and coaches more aware of. They ran 3 x separate workshops for our Youth Boys/Girls (13Y-16Y), their parents and all coaches from the club. The feedback has been fantastic and discussions around emotional regulation, managing time, social media, the importance of sleep, communication and many other topics seemed to captivate the 3 x groups.
We will certainly look to bring Crossing the Line back next season to run a few more workshops in helping us develop a very strong Player Welfare Program. Go Manly United!”
Steve Felsher. Director & Principal Physiotherapist PHYSIO4ALL
Head Physiotherapist Manly United Football Club
“The two presentations I have heard Gearoid Towey make have been very well received and targeted. The topics covered are important areas where most sports can do a better job of helping their athletes and coaches. I believe their work is very beneficial”
Ron Batt. National Community Development & Education Officer