Mental Coach Articles

Barriers to Starting a Mental Training Program

Certified Mental Coach

Why Athlete Avoid Mental Training What are the barriers to starting a mental training program for athletes, coaches, and parents? I received this question recently on my survey for mental coaches about their use of assessments… The biggest barriers to starting a mental training program include: First, I’m going to assume that you have a proven mental training program that …

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Helping Athletes Adhere to Mental Training

Athlete Education on Mental Skills

Commitment to Mental Coaching To help your athletes succeed with mental training, they must both remember and apply what you teach them from your live sessions. We like to give athletes tasks or assignments to complete between lessons to accelerate and reinforce learning… The objective is to provide a means to reinforce the mental coaching lessons you teach. Providing athletes …

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When Athletes Goals Become Expectations

Adherence to mental training

How Goals Turn Into Expectations I’m sure you help your athletes set goals, right? The research is clear that goal setting can help your athletes improve and strive for excellence. But when can goals turn into expectations for athletes? This was a recent question I received from one of our MGCP certification students… First, allow me to define expectations… Expectations …

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How Mental Coaches Can Involve Sports Parents

Sport Parent Coaching

How to Involve Sports Parents We work with more and more young athletes today than every before. More sports parents are involved in their kids’ sports performance. And they are realizing the value of mental training too. They see their kids performing like stars in practice only to under perform in competition. So a recent MGCP graduate asked my how …

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