Most every college, Olympic and professional organization work with a mental game coach.
These top athletes are already world-class athletes. Why do they have a Mental Game Coach? They have a Mental Game Coach because they want to maintain their excellence and get EVEN BETTER. They want the cutting edge to reach and maintain PEAK PERFORMANCE.
What would it be worth to you to feel confident and successful in sports? How often do you opt to buy the latest and greatest sports equipment instead of investing in your mental game skills?
The key to your achieving success in your chosen sport, or any endeavor in life for that matter, will not be as a result of a different physical training program, or through a new set of drills, endless practice sessions, or with the latest technologically advanced sports gear, – it will be a result of your ability to establish and maintain emotional and mental momentum toward the realization of your personal vision.
Most performance problems that athletes struggle with are not a result of poor training, inadequate coaching or lack of technical or physical skills. When the heat of competition is turned up, typically the athlete or teams that fall apart do so because of mental factors like runaway nerves, fear, lack of confidence, poor focus/concentration, negativity, or self-doubt.
Dear Sports Parents,
Every week, I receive calls from parents like you who want their children and teens to excel in sports. However, these parents can see fear, doubt, and frustration on the faces of their kids who struggle with the “inner” game of sports. But these parents have no idea how to help their kids overcome the worries, expectations and self-defeating thoughts that prevent their young athletes from feeling confident and successful.
It’s difficult for sports parents to watch their kids under-perform in sports and lose self-esteem due to fear, doubt and tentativeness. It’s hard to stand idle and watch. The solutions are not obvious. However, you, as a parent, can learn how to respond to your athletes’ fears, doubts, and frustrations.
You can develop happy, successful kids who are “mentally tough” in sports – and life!
A child or teen athlete may possess all the talent in the world. But if he can’t “get their head in the game” and realize their potential, their performance will suffer and they’ll be unhappy.
Below are classic examples from parents about their kids’ “mental game” roadblocks:
Parents report that their young athletes:
I have helped hundreds of sports parents overcome these very challenges and many more like these. And I have the perfect solutions for you to help your child overcome mental challenges and gain confidence in sports!
It’s an educational and hands-on process that teaches athletes, coaches, and parents how to:
Charlie Maher, president of the Professional Baseball Performance Psychology Group, sport and performance psychologist for the Cleveland Indians.
When professional scouts or coaches refer to the “makeup,” of an athlete they mean mental toughness. It’s a collection of values, attitudes, beliefs, and emotions, a blend of the flexibility to make adjustments with the perseverance to overcome obstacles.
Athletes who are mentally tough know how to control their emotions to perform in clutch situation; they can stay calm when breaks go against them; they avoid becoming intimidated; they don’t give in by changing plans, losing sight of goals, or taking the easy way out; they do the work to grow tough physically as well as mentally; they push themselves to become their best, even working through exhaustion; they are disciplined and avoid easy distractions; they bounce back from disappointments and adversity; they are prepared and know how to prepare; they do not make excuses, particularly to themselves; they overcome fear.