Universite Lyon 1 Claude Bernard 🇫🇷 and Universidad De Extremadura 🇪🇸.

Ratio: the increasing professionalisation in the field of high performance sport leads to an increased risk of burnout in both elite athletes and coaches. Preventive actions on this growing phenomenon appear indispensable.

Topic: environmental, situational and personal factors that can lead high performance athletes and coaches to burnout or exhaustion, from a social, cognitive, psychological and physiological perspective. Promote the well-being of the elite athletes and coaches.

Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara 🇮🇹 and Humboldt-universitaet Zu Berlin 🇩🇪

Ratio: athletes experience a state of flow during competitions, but when they perform under pressure, other strategies to optimize their performance and to manage the balance between stress and recovery need to be implemented.

Topic: how to monitor different types of performance using psychophysiological indices and psychometric tools, how to implement successful strategies to optimize performance and to balance states of stress and recovery.

Karlstads Universitet 🇸🇪 and Uniwersytet Gdanski 🇵🇱

Ratio: different behaviours and cognitive factors are related to athlete development, and different cognitive processes (e.g. performance anxiety, nervousness, stress) affect performance as well as motivation to engage in sport and health promotion activities

Topic: traditional mental skills techniques such as goal setting, imagery, relaxation, awareness (mindfulness) and acceptance approaches from the third wave of cognitive behavioural therapies will be presented and practised.

Humboldt-universitaet Zu Berlin 🇩🇪 and Universite Lyon 1 Claude Bernard 🇫🇷

Ratio: athletes can loose control when they are under pressure. Fortunately, the emotions are not only negative, there are also the positive ones and their psychophysiological responses need to be regulated by athletes.

Topic: development of new tools to recognize and regulate emotions, like biofeedback training.

Uniwersytet Gdanski 🇵🇱 and Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara 🇮🇹

Ratio: technical and tactical preparation are the main points in sport – it takes 95 % of preparation. Mental preparation seems to be only 5%, but sometimes this 5% may be crucial during the final start. Therefore mental preparation in sport should be one of the key aspects in athletes’ preparation to the best performance.

Topic: traditional mental skills techniques (e.g. imagery, self- confidence, inner dialog, focus in sport, pre- start routine, relaxation and goal setting), new technologies and the newest theoretical and practical research in this field will be presented.

Universidad De Extremadura 🇪🇸 and Karlstads Universitet 🇸🇪

Ratio: teams with an optimal structure of athlete leaders reported better group processes, such as higher task cohesion, shared knowledge, collective efficacy, and perceived team performance or lower task conflict and relationship conflict.

Topic: implement a shared leadership structure within their teams by (1) determining the appropriate number of athlete leaders; (2) selecting the right athletes for the athlete leadership role; and (3) further developing their leadership qualities.