no longer allowing the nagging "I can'ts", crippling overwhelm or nightmarish "not ready enough" feelings to distract you.
So I will spare you the spiel! No need to be a broken record and convince you of something you have heard many times. After all, you probably already know that STRENGTHENING MENTAL GAME is the KEY that will allow your athlete to perform their best consistently when it counts. You’ve probably also heard that performance is 90% MENTAL.
5 Biggest Benefits of Mental Training:
Perhaps in your athlete's most frustrating moments you have sworn that this would be the last time they would ignore the elephant in the room; their struggle to perform when it really counts. How every time they have the opportunity to excel they fall short. You know what this looks like...practice leading up to competition was consistently strong and on the day they implode again, missing elements that, on any other day, would be easy for them to do.
Here is why most teams abandon the idea of investing in their athlete's mindset. Without a super clear step-by-step program most athletes think I can do it on my own, they fall victim to the mentality that this was a one time thing, even though their track record shows differently.
As a parent you already invest in so much training for your athlete, you can't afford to not give them the tools to make the most out of this and create the greatest quality of training.
Luckily for you, the opportunity to invest in mental training is here for you. It is never too late or too early to take this first step to giving your athlete the tools to enhance and improve their performance.
I am willing to bet your athlete has an incredibly busy schedule and couldn't imagine adding any more commitments to their plate. This is where the question of quality over quantity comes in. I work with athletes who train 5 hours a day, 6 days a week. This does not mean they are training SMART! Often during these sessions they are reinforcing the bad habits until they have learned to use their mind to work for them. Mental training isn’t particularly hard or complicated but once you have established a habit or belief it will take time to reverse it. Respect that this work is a marathon not a sprint and that change needs to happen at the unconscious level for you to see results when the stakes are high. Investing time in mental training will only enhance the quality of their practice and performance.
Every time you mentioned working with a mental trainer or sport psychologist your athlete shared they he/she would feel too uncomfortable sitting in a stuffy office and talking freely with someone . Your athlete may have thought, this person doesn't know me, he/she doesn't understand my sport, he/she doesn't understand me. Discomfort held them back from taking this opportunity. Sport specific mental training is key to breaking down these barriers. Finding someone your athlete will quickly get to know, like and trust is the first most important step. It is time to respect the importance of working with someone who has experienced what they have experienced from an athlete, coach, and mental training perspective.
Many athletes just think this is the way they are, that they can never change their low confidence, negative view of themselves, and that they are destined to be a bad competitor. This is just not true! With mental training, your athlete will learn the impact their thoughts have on how they perform. They will learn to use their mind to work for them. Some athletes approach mental training as just another thing to do or learn. You can’t treat mental training as just another strategy. It is an immensely valuable skill that when done right will bring you success time and time again.
even though we know mindset is a critical key to performance, MENTAL TRAINING is still not a normal part of every athlete's training. Many are still not investing time in mental training and the main reasons for this, you may have seen by now, are that they don't feel comfortable, they don't think they have enough time, and they don't think they need it.
"We listen in a group to your trainings. I find myself much more positive in my coaching as I try to use the tools. I wish we can prepare a seminar for trainers to give them this knowledge and tools on how to meet skaters who become negative, unmotivated in their training.You do a fantastic job and I like your commitment!"
"My daughter loved the modules that provide practical strategies to help her become a better skater and competitor. She learned skills that she can practice both on and off the ice."
2. Is created by an expert who knows your athlete and understands their struggles - as a former competitive figure skater, a skating coach, and now years of experience helping athletes all over the world MASTER THEIR MINDSET, I bring a plethora of experience and insight into the program I have designed. You will love the easy to understand teaching methods I have deployed, the sport specific examples included and the attention to particular struggles I have made sure to include that are all presented in an easy to implement, practical way.
3. Will have your athlete engaged and wanting more - they will begin to see and feel the changes both on and off the ice/court almost instantly. The modules are easy to digest and will leave them wanting more. Strategies and tools can be implemented right away.
So if your athlete is ready to finally train like a top athlete by improving their mental game
This module will focus on teaching skills that will be a key part of building the confidence to perform their best in the competitive season. Mental training is a journey not a sprint and this is why it is so important to make these behavioural shifts before the pressure of competition sinks in.
Module 2 includes 4 Lessons teaching
This module will share my tried, tested, and true strategies to use before, during and after competition to make the most out of each experience. Your athlete is learning mental training skills that she/he can use during competition to build confidence, feel prepared and consistently perform at her/his best.
Module 3 includes 4 lessons teaching:
After competition season, your athlete is reflecting on how their season went, the successes and disappointments and starting to focus on building skills for next season.
Module 4 includes 4 lessons teaching:
4 Athlete Training Modules containing 16 lessons
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What people asked before signing up for Mind-Body Performance Academy?
No, it is for all young athletes. The majority of athletes I have worked with privately and in small groups have been figure skaters, however I have also worked with soccer players, highland dancers, tennis players, equestrians, etc. The mental training techniques are completely transferable to all sports.
Yes, absolutely! This is the best time to start mental training. Developing a strong mindset will help your athlete prevent mental blocks from developing.
Yes. You can email me with any questions you have at [email protected]
Yes! There is a bonus module for parents that includes many answers to questions I have received from parents over the years. There is also lots you can learn from the modules for athletes.
Yes! There are so many techniques, tools and worksheets I have included that you can use with your athletes. There is also a bonus module with answers to common questions coaches ask me.
Absolutely! If your athlete has worked with me in the past then they already have a good understanding of mental training. This course consists of all the techniques I have taught over the years for your athlete to access at their most convenient time. This will help reinforce the skills they have already learned and help improve consistency.
If you identify that your athlete would say “yes” to at least 5 of the above, then Mind-Body Performance Academy is a perfect fit!
4 Athlete Training Modules containing 16 lessons
A Single Payment of