In today´s society, where there is almost unlimited access to any information, the athlete´s world is getting more and more complicated. In addition to everyday training and weekly competitions, there is an increasing number of experts in the respective sport, who offer their services for the athlete´s development.
This usually takes a considerable amount of time and the general assumption is that the expert will automatically connect the dots without having full information.
Oftentimes the responsibility for coordinating this entire process lies with the athlete. We are convinced that this is old-fashioned and not productive, especially with increasingly demanding practice and recovery.
In addition the athlete most often does not possess the knowledge that is required to judge all these measures..
Therefore, LEAD Peak intends to assign each athlete their own mentor. The mentor´s responsibilities will be the coordination of the athlete´s network and the facilitation of communication, thus connecting the key element of the LEAD Peak´s Performance Program with each other.
The mentor will have the following responsibilities:
The full documentation of every measure is the foundation of a target-oriented and long-term performance building process. We strongly advise against relying on the documentation alone by the player's team, because the athlete should always have full access to their file, no matter where they are currently employed.
The file will contain practice plans, physiotherapy plans as well as goal statements as agreed on by the athlete and their mentor. There will also be results of regular physical tests, screenings, photos and videos all of which document the athlete´s development.
These actions will aim at a long-term support of the athlete´s athletic career. They should also serve as motivational support and enable the post-hoc analysis of the athlete's progress.
The file proves its value especially in the case of an injury and when goals are not met, because measures can then be planned based on actual data.
The data provided by the athlete plays a vital role in the entire process. In order for this to work, the mentor needs to support the athlete in gathering the necessary information, especially at the beginning of their collaboration. The responsibility for monitoring, evaluating and processing the data lies with the athlete's mentor.
It is important to understand that the quality of the data will affect on the quality of progress and the speed of development.
The athlete is at the centre of our effort.The quality of the athlete´s development rises and falls with their own efforts when it comes to giving feedback, documenting the progress and the ultimate endeavor to cooperate with the mentor to maximize their potential.
Our aim is to offer the athlete the best possible package, in order to help her/him become the best version of herself/himself. LEAD Peak does so by assigning an individual mentor who selects and coordinates the relevant experts.
Creating and deepening trust between the athlete and the experts is vital. While it takes time to form a bond between these actors, it is also necessary and expected from all of LEAD Peak´s athletes to care for and invest time in their network to maximize results.