What is Mental Skills Training?

There is both a physical and mental component involved with sport performance. Mental Skills Training (MST) comes from the field of sport psychology and encompasses training and tools to help athletes work on being more consistent with their mental game in order to improve physical performance and accomplish athletic goals. MST addresses motivation, confidence, focus, and also helps athletes be resilient in the face of setbacks and perform under pressure.

Who are your clients?

I work with all different clients, from people who are trying to make health and fitness a priority in their life, business professionals looking to enhance their work performance, to elite and professional athletes. Working with a Mental Skills Coach is about giving yourself the opportunity to be the best you can be, no matter what level you are performing at, or what your "sport" is. Here are some of the challenges faced by the clients I work with:

  • Feeling doubts about their ability and experiencing performance anxiety that holds them back from performing their best under pressure
  • Experiencing some feelings of burnout and not feeling the same passion and drive that they once did
  • Coming back from an injury and afraid they won't be the same aggressive and competitive athlete that they were before their injury
  • Moving up the ranks in their sport or profession and need help focusing on and believing in their ability to accomplish the big goals

Overall, all of my clients want to be resilient in the face of setbacks, perform more consistently, and have fun while they're doing it!

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Why would I work with a Mental Skills Coach?

Many of my clients feel like their goals are within reach and it's their own mind that is holding them back. Everyone can benefit from working on their mental game. The tools and techniques of sport psychology not only address specific performance related issues and help improve your athletic performance, but they are also skills that can be transferred to all parts of your life. When athletes make the choice to work with me on their mental game, they are making the choice to invest in themselves.


How would we work together?

Coaching sessions typically run from 50-60 minutes and can be either in person, video chat (Skype), or via phone. During our first meeting we'll talk about your sport history and your reasons for contacting a Mental Skills Coach. From there I'll assess the best skills for us to work on in order to help you accomplish your goals. Depending on the program that best fits your needs, we will work together once/week or every other week. Coaching sessions can also occur on location during training or competition.


What kind of Mental Skills would we work on?

Everything we work on has to do with getting you to where you want to be with your performance. Topics I work on with athletes include: goal setting, focus, motivation, tools for managing performance anxiety, improving confidence, dealing with team issues, time management, competition preparation and debrief, etc. Through our conversations and homework (assignments of Mental Skills Training tools or interactive worksheets) you will start to build a solid foundation for building consistency with your mental game and performance.


What's the best program for me?

Contact Carrie today to get your free 30 minute coaching session and find out the best option to meet your needs and accomplish your goals!