Great Britain Hockey 93026 GBH Talent Development Framework Booklet - Page 12

Openness to learning: The player is open to learning (‘growth mindset’) and proactively seeks appropriate advice, feedback, and instruction from coaches and other support staff. The player is also willing to work on their weakness and develop competencies or strengths through engagement in purposeful practice and learning (including self- directed). Able to work with others** Player is able to communicate effectively, relate to others, and demonstrate appropriate leadership. Communication: The player is able to listen and communicate effectively with others both verbally and non-verbally. These skills are evident both during and away from performance situations. Team player: The player is aware of how the team functions and is able to effectively relate to others, through effective social skills and an awareness of others’ needs. They are able to appropriately be a selfless and if required place the needs of the team above their own. Leadership: The player is able to demonstrate appropriate transformational qualities through the ability to set high standards, inspire and motivate others, promote collective goals and teamwork, act as a role model, and provide appropriate developmental and motivational feedback. **Adapted from: Winning Habits: Psychological Characteristics of Elite Athletes (Changing Minds Ltd, 2014) 12