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Performance fundamentals

To assist your development as a successful student-athlete, the Lincoln University Sports Scholarship Programme will provide several key performance fundamentals.

You can benefit greatly from the structure, academic instruction, skill acquisition and support services on offer.
 
Structure
The athletic programme is structured around three key areas: strength and conditioning, developing an ideal athlete mind-space and having good nutrition.
 
Strength and conditioning
You will be primed for exceptional physical performance with:
* Physical evaluation and testing
* Fundamental movement patterns and injury prevention
* A progressive method of athletic development
* An integrated sports-specific approach
 
Athlete mind-space
You will develop an ideal mind-space for high-level athletic and academic performance by learning how to:
* Balance your academic and athletic pursuits
* Set goals and stay organised
* Operate under pressure
* Work as part of a team
* Control your attention.
Note: This part of the programme includes presentations and one-on-one meetings.
 
Nutrition
You will develop a nutritious eating plan by:
* Learning the fundamentals of organisation and choices when it comes to eating
* Assessing your body composition goals and receiving food plans accordingly
* Individualising your performance plan for training and competitions
* Participating in cooking classes and supermarket shopping
Note: This part of the programme includes presentations and one-on-one meetings.
 
Academic achievement
To help you reach a high academic standard while also developing your sporting skills, the scholarship programme provides: 
* Pastoral care and mentoring
* Scholarships office administration services
* Support from academic supervisors
* Library, Teaching and Learning support
* Practical work coordination
* Course planning and advice.
 
Skill acquisition
The Lincoln University Sports Scholarship Programme can help you acquire specific skills that will be invaluable as you plan your future.
The programme provides: 
* Sports-specific skill development from sporting partners
* Individual performance planning (IPP)
* Future professional pathways 
* Membership in the Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network, developed by High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ).
 
Support services
A range of support services will be available to you as part of the Lincoln University Sports Scholarship Programme. As a Lincoln University sports scholar, you will have access to: 
* A complete athlete management system
* Sports medicine and physiotherapy
* A careers advisor
* LU Club coaches and managers
* Accommodation options
* The Health Centre
* The Recreation Centre
* Counsellors
* Massage treatments
* The university library.

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