Trainers and athletes know that physical ability is only a part of the game. The “inner game”, the mental ability and the will to win, are just as important. Even so, the mental aspect of sport is often underestimated. Do you want your athletes to improve their “inner game”? Do you want to improve the communication of your team and increase your team’s achievements through better team work and being able to read and play off each other? Come then on an expedition with Outward Bound Netherlands.

Expedition Outcomes

During our expeditions and trainings, participants develop insights in the essential mental skills that they require in order to be successful as an athlete and as part of a sport team. Participants learn much about themselves and each other through the use of challenging outdoor activities which are guided by a health coach and sports psychologist. Potential goals for these expeditions are for example:

  • Working together and achieving as a team

  • Trusting each other

  • Learning how to deal with stress

  • Effectively communicating with each other and the trainer/coach

  • Setting goals and achieving more personally

  • Healthy eating and lifestyle

A Learning Journey

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”Muhammad Ali

Our approach

Outward Bound expeditions for athletes are all about the development of essential mental skills that are required to enhance the performance of individual athletes and sport teams. This is achieved through skilful trainers and coaches working in an inspiring and challenging environment and applying an effective process.

Nature plays an essential role in our approach to student development. The intensity and immediacy of the outdoors provides an ideal situation for students to see real, immediate consequences to their actions. The setting helps embed learning in a meaningful and memorable way. From our own dedicated training venues, we use the sea, lakes and rivers on our doorstep as catalysts for changing behaviours.


  • Tailored residential courses;
  • Challenging, fun and safe course environment;
  • Research, evaluation and feedback with proven course outcomes;
  • Competitive pricing;
  • Simple registration process.

Any questions?

Contact us and one of our Learning & Development Advisors will get back to you shortly.