Pokljuka has always been a known resort for elite athletes (biathletes, cross-country skiers and rowers), who make use of the natural features and, surrounded by untamed nature, practice for appearances at the biggest world competitions.
Sports Centre Triglav Pokljuka has prepared special attractive package offers for sports clubs, national teams and other elite athlete selections.
At the Centre, athletes can carry out some of their training at the fitness facility, where the following is available:
- two exercise bicycles,
- multi gym (butterfly, bench press, knee extension, knee bending, push, pull, …),
- gymnastic rings, Swedish box, bar,
- wall bars,
- aerobic stepper.
For relaxation from strenuous training we recommend a visit to the Finnish sauna, which is equipped with resting chairs in the anteroom and is located next to the fitness area.
External areas provide for simple or complex training. At 1250-1350 metres of altitude, the following is available:
- 1.5 km of skateboard ramps (asphalted),
- 6 km of IBU- and FIS-approved skiing or cross-country skiing trails (in the winter),
- biathlon shooting range with 30 digital targets (HORA system for low calibre rifles),
- targets for shooting with air rifles,
- an asphalted platform measuring over 1500 square metres (option of playing futsal and other team sports),
- numerous forest paths (over 80 kilometres) in the vicinity and skiing trails of different levels of difficulty and configuration, in the length of over 40 km.
As an addition to the typical sports activities, training and physical workout, a special coaching programme has been prepared for athletes. It is suitable for all who work in sports and strive to achieve their full potential. Regardless of the background, the training method or type of sport, coaching helps athletes to improve their physical performance and improve their psychophysical condition. To coaches and anyone working with athletes coaching provides support in their work by encouraging them to search for better, innovative, and more efficient work methods. Coaching develops a relationship and builds co-operation between the athlete and coach. In the case of team sports, coaching is an effective method to strengthen relations between team members, since coaching increases the trust among team members, improves the resolving of conflicts, increases the favouring of adopted decisions and at the same time increases the personal responsibility of individuals on the path to the team’s results.
The pioneer of coaching in sports (and in general) is considered to be Timothy Gallwey, who in 1970 wrote the book The Inner Game of Tenis, in which he writes: “There is always an inner game in your mind, regardless of the outer game that you play. How much and how you are aware of this inner game determines the difference between success and failure in the outer game." -Tim Gallwey There are two arenas of engagement in every person: the outer and the inner. The outer game is played on an external arena to overcome external obstacles to reach an external goal. The inner game takes place within the mind of the player and is played against such obstacles as fear, self-doubt, lapses in focus, and limiting concepts or assumptions. The inner game is played to overcome the self-imposed obstacles that prevent an individual or team from accessing their full potential.
Research has shown that the effects of coaching become evident after 3 months, which is why the coaching period lasts 3 months. Coaching begins with an introductory meeting, at which the coach and athlete agree on the topics of the talks. During this time the coach and athlete have one telephone conversation (Skype) per week. During the interview, the coach poses such questions that make the athlete consider new paths and possibilities for attaining goals, which he or she would otherwise not even have thought of.
In the case of sports teams or other teams, coaching is carried out in the form of a workshop lasting a few hours or even a full day, at which all the members of a team or sports group work together at the same time.