INTRODUCING MENTAL TRAINING FOUNDATIONS
Mental Training Foundations is everything I wish I would have known many years ago as an athlete, organized as a 7-module online home-study course that represents a step-by-step walk-through of the foundational psychological skills that elite athletes use to perform at their best.
The course covers the essential concepts from the science of sport and performance psychology, and with the specific demands of an athlete in mind, shows you exactly how to develop the ability to overcome anxiety, silence the inner critic in your head, develop self-awareness, increase focus, and play your best when the pressure is on.
It’s very similar to the one on one sessions I do with athletes – except you can proceed at your own pace, on your own schedule. If you’ve been interested in performance coaching but found it difficult to schedule, work out the logistics, or too much of financial investment, this home-study course might offer what you’re looking for.
What will you learn?
MENTAL SKILL #1 | SELF-AWARENESS
Self-awareness is at the foundation of any mental training program. Understanding yourself impacts not only your performance, but also your well-being. Students will learn to seek feedback from others, understand their values, as well as develop a personal philosophy.
(Included: 7 Worksheets)
MENTAL SKILL #2 | GOAL-SETTING
Setting appropriate targets for yourself impacts your focus, motivation, and confidence. Students will learn a few goal-setting methods to start their process of planning their performance.
(Included: 2 Worksheets + Video example)
MENTAL SKILL #3 | SELF TALK
Learning to speak to ourselves in a positive and task-focused manner is crucial for developing confidence. In this module, you will learn positive self-talk techniques to build and sustain a sense of self-belief and confidence.
(Included: 1 Worksheet)
MENTAL SKILL #4 | IMAGERY
Imagery, or visualization, is the practice of seeing things through your mind's eye. Visualizing a successful performance activates similar neuro-pathways that can indirectly enhance performance.
(Included: 2 audio clips + worksheet)
MENTAL SKILL #5 | FOCUS
With an influx of distractions nowadays, focus and concentration are becoming one of the most important skills one can develop. Students will learn how to enhance their focus through various means, in particular mindfulness meditation.
(Included: 3 guided mindfulness audio clips)
MENTAL SKILL #6 | ANXIETY
Performance anxiety can be detrimental to your performance if left unchecked. However, a certain amount of anxiety is useful. You will learn how to change your relationship with anxiety through understanding the physiology behind it and various techniques to reduce its impact.
(Included: 3 guided audio clips)
MENTAL SKILL #7 | RECOVERY
Mental and physical recovery is often overlooked in performance. But the science is clear; recovery enhances performance and reduces burnout. Students will learn how to implement various recovery strategies and how to view the path to mastery as a long game.
(Included: 1 worksheet)
What's in the course?
4 Hours of content
The course is structured around a series of voiced over slide lessons, where you’ll learn about the science behind each mental skill (but not in a boring, dry, textbook kind of way), and how to develop these skills through exercises and resources. All through bite-sized bits of information that are easily digestible for enhanced learning.
Altogether, you’ll have access to ~4 hours of presentations and video on the course material, which can be viewed on your laptop, tablet, or phone for convenient learning on the go.
Downloadable worksheets & audio clips
To supplement the lessons you’ll also get 12 printable worksheets and 8 audio clips to exercise and incorporate mental training drills into your practice.
Each lesson provides a bit of conceptual background on how each skill is related to peak performance, and then simple, straightforward guidance on how to develop that skill.
Links to various resources, videos, book & podcast recommendations, as well as exclusive access to the Sport Mental Training Questionnaire (SMTQ), a validated psychometric assessment to discover your mental strengths and weaknesses.
You also have the option of adding on virtual calls with me to go over any questions or take a deeper dive into any topic for a reduced rate of $90.00 per session (Regular rate of MPT program is $499.00 for 5 sessions).
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Very useful and appreciate the flow of discussion!
"The sites format is easy to access and engaging. Plenty of links and resources to use. Really giving everyone the opportunity to engage and work through the lessons themselves."
- Dexter, 2019 CFL Champion
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Is taking an online course a substitute to working one on one with a Mental Performance Consultant (MPC) or psychologist?
Although online courses are great for personalized learning, they should not be used as a subsitite for working with a trained professional one on one, especially if you feel you have a mental health condition.
What if I don't enjoy the course. Will I get a refund?
Yes! If you are not completely satisfied with the course, please contact us within 10 days of purchase to process a full refund.
Do you offer any group discounts?
At the moment no, but there will be an option to do so in the near future!
Who is this course for?
This course is designed specifically for athletes aged 14 plus. However, it's also great for parents of athletes that might be too young, and want to get a better understanding of how to teach mental skills.