Mastering Focus for Performance (On-Demand)
IMG Academy+ provides expert mental performance coaching to student-athletes at their Bradenton campus. This mental performance coaching program aims to improve student-athletes’ confidence, resilience, and their ability to focus.
The Business Case
In 2022, Curious Lion, in collaboration with IMG Academy+ subject matter experts, crafted a hybrid course: Mastering Focus for Performance. This course achieved significant success, engaging over 50 student-athletes.
Moving into 2023, Curious Lion, again in partnership with IMG Academy+ SMEs, created a highly successful on-demand iteration of a prior hybrid course, this time focusing on confidence.
Building on these achievements, IMG Academy+ aspired to expand the reach of the Mastering Focus for Performance course, targeting a broader and more diverse international audience.
Recognizing the limitations of a hybrid format for a large-scale online course, we undertook a comprehensive redesign, to adapt the previous hybrid course into an on-demand format.
In alignment with IMG Academy+’s business objectives, the primary goals were to:
Our learning goals for student-athletes were to:
Together with subject matter experts at IMG Academy+, we developed a 5-module learning experience that included:
Interactive eLearnings to convey foundational focus knowledge in an easy-to-digest format.
Practice prompts within the eLearnings to enable student-athletes to practice their learnings on the field.
An interactive workbook to promote reflection and application.
A course community to promote discussion and collaboration between student-athletes around the globe. Additionally, the course community allowed student-athletes to ask Dr. Greg Young (SME) questions directly.
The Business Impact
IMG Academy+ found this course so valuable that it is already being launched to thousands of students this coming fall. 6 universities and colleges across the globe are also in the process of buying it, which is a testament to how we meet and continue to exceed IMG Academy+’s expectations.