The Mental Toughness Network (MTN) – Boost Confidence and Performance

The Mental Toughness Network (Articles, Podcasts, Interviews, Video Casts, Mental Game Tips, Parents, Coaches).  Great resource for metal game information and content for all athletes parents, and coaches.  In addition, I’ll send you access to my most recent  PODCAST  “Coping With Perfectionism” with a FREE  E-Report about new ... More

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Top 5 Tips to Improve Confidence in Young Athletes

Seventy five percent of all young athletes drop out of sports by the time they are 13 years old.  Why?  Because sports is no longer fun for them. Playing competitively no longer brings them joy and satisfaction. Whether you believe it or not you, as a parent, you have the power to determine whether your child drops out of sports or stays ... More

Wish Making and Performance – Think About It!

Do you doubt me? Then ask yourself this: when was the last time you caught yourself tossing off phrases like “I wish that…” or “Well I guess that is just wishful thinking….” as if wishes were pretty much the last bastion of immaturity.  So the question then becomes, is making wishes – or even worse, believing in wishes that ... More

Aker’s (49ers) the Best Kicker Ever – Is it Mental?

Some might say that Akers got lucky, since his kick did hit the cross bar and then bounce in. I think it only added to the ecstasy of the moment; the reaction of Akers, his teammates, and their coach, Jim Harbaugh, was priceless. Akers is a telling reminder that hard work, determination, and self-confidence trump all. He is the king of the ... More