Every sport has a mental game. You play that part of your game haphazardly. You rely on
what you’ve been able to figure out, and by what has worked for you.
Isn’t it time you purposefully and systematically trained your mind?
Even if you don’t suffer from the obvious mental errors that hold you back, emotions like anger, fear or overconfidence, or confusion about when and how to plan vs. when to let go and let it happen, you will benefit from stepping back and reviewing just how your
mental game is working.
My primary expertise is in the mental game of golf. I have 16 years as a caddy in addition to my 40+ years as professional counselor. As a caddy on the course, I’ve had tremendous experience in using small interventions with ideas (swing thoughts) to help the players for whom I’ve caddied.
However, my sports performance coaching clients in golf have usually had much bigger goals: fix the yips, not get angry, escape first tee jitters, have a useful pre-shot routine, or to create a performance improvement plan that fits their time and lifestyle.
I’ve used both in office and on the course consultations to help my clients and they have been amazed at the improvements.
We will build a relationship which can take place in face
to face meetings, over the phone, via Skype and FaceTime, email, text and other apps.
The choice of how to communicate and how often to work together is up to you, based on your unique personal needs.
Other sports situations and individuals that I have helped include:
Baseball: helping players get out of hitting slumps by recovering or creating their pre batter’s box strategy.
Tennis/Squash/Racketball/Handball: analyzing an opponent prior to a match, analyzing one’s own skills and tendencies. Making the most of time between points.
Running: race planning and “when to peak” planning.
Fishing: analyzing the structure of a body of water and effectively assessing where the fish are.
Besides the typical counseling techniques of asking questions and suggesting ideas, I am trained to teach and use meditation, visualization and self-hypnosis.
These are incredibly useful when the player needs to have an effective ability to let go and “let the
body do it.” While this is often spoken about as “playing unconsciously,” “flow” or “being in the zone” it is rarely taught explicitly, because it is assumed to be a “natural talent.” However, even this ability has a structure and can be learned. Yet, the process of learning is completely different than the process of doing...
both require expert coaching.
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