Student athletes are constantly looking for balance in their busy lives. Between classwork, practice, training, the social environment and their home life, it can be stressful and there are pressures that exist that will keep them from performing at the highest possible level in their competitions. Like a Sports Coach, a Mindset and Mental Toughness Coach helps these student athletes improve their abilities and helps them increase their performance to peak levels.
Spending the necessary energy to develop strong mental skills is often what separates the average athlete from the elite athlete. I work very closely with my clients to really identify what strengths they currently hold, what weaknesses may be holding them back and then we discover the break through to make sure they maximize their potential and enter each contest with the proper mindset and confidence level needed to succeed.
What Can A Mindset and Mental Toughness Coach Do for My Performance?
I just don’t help young athletes with their problems and issues they may be having, I work with them to really adjust how they are thinking and approaching their sport. I dig into their state of mind, what it is that they feel holds them back, what they fear, how they look at certain situations and what kind of self-talk they are having on their field of play. At that point is where the shift occurs, and we start to create a new self when entering the field of play, a self that will be more confident, stronger mentally, ready for the adversity and prepared to compete at their peak performance level.
Think about all the time that is spent on the physical aspect of sports. All the training, practice, extra drills and so on, but so little time is spent really tackling the mental aspect. What goes on in young athletes’ heads will influence everything that they do in practices, training and competition.
What are the top benefits of working with a Mindset and Mental Toughness Coach?
Absolutely not! Mental Toughness coaching is a field that will help athletes/students and professionals move to the next level. There are countless athletes, even at the highest level, who meet with Coaches like myself weekly, not only to discuss any issues they may be having, but to make sure they are using all the tools necessary at the disposal to get the most out of themselves when competing, practicing, training or just preparing. It is important athletes are equipped with the tools to become the best possible version of themselves from a mindset point of view.
What are the other benefits outside of athletics that a Mindset Coach can help with?
Sports has a lot of ties to everyday life. When you think about it, life in general is very common to an athletic event daily. You need to deal with adversity, you need to perform, you need to interact and compete and try to get things accomplished. The list goes on and on regarding the similarities. One of the major benefits I see as I work with young athletes is how they then can use the same principles and tools they have learned on how to get better at their sport and apply it to aspects in their lives. This leads to an overall improvement in their life and gives them tools to help with struggle, preparation, social interactions and more.
How much time does it take to see results?
This is a very common question and one I love to answer. In athletics, people want results and they want them quickly. My system is designed specifically to make sure young athletes see some results with their mindset and mental toughness just after our first meeting. The mind is a very powerful organ, and because of that, it is possible to see fast results with the tools I use. As a Mindset Coach, and a former athlete myself, things need to get better in a hurry and that is how I coach. Within just a few weeks, I work with athletes to use the necessary tools to completely change the way they see themselves, how to approach competition and see what is holding them back and how to make the necessary changes to push them to reach their peak performance levels.
If you have ever considered working with, or having your child work with, a Mindset and Mental Training Coach, or wish to learn even more about the possibilities, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me anytime. I will give you a honest opinion after discussing the challenges and answer any questions you may have.