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Black Lives Matter to MTI

Standing In Solidarity Dr. King said: “'In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." To all our friends, staff, and clients, we want to acknowledge with open eyes and open hearts, that racism is systemic in our society. The pain, oppression, and brutality that people [...]

2020-06-17T22:13:08+00:00By |Tami Neff on behalf of the MTI Team, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Black Lives Matter to MTI

Playing Golf with Gratitude and No Regrets

This is a letter from a "former" golfer who no longer can play, but who has reflected on his years in golf and would like the rest of us to consider approaching the game with gratitude and no regrets. Dear Younger Me: *I can’t play golf anymore. I tried to swing the club the other [...]

2020-11-05T22:39:41+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Mental Training|Comments Off on Playing Golf with Gratitude and No Regrets

Why Do Olympians Compete?

Why does competition matter? On Sunday night, I watched the closing ceremony for the 2016 Olympics. Afterwards, there was an incredible presentation of Olympic highlights showing one breathtaking victory or crushing defeat after another. Women's all-around gymnastics winners at Rio 2016 Olympic Games Aliya Mustafina of Russia Simone Biles, and Aly Raisman of USA I'll admit to tears [...]

2020-04-05T15:59:58+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog|1 Comment

Sink or Swim, building mental toughness the old or new way!

Sink or Swim Last month I wrote about “Why we train mentally”.  Some of the feedback I got has prompted me to expand these thoughts, as some people are under the impression that the way we develop mental toughness is to basically apply pressure and hope that the person will find some inner strength to [...]

2020-04-05T16:02:32+00:00By |ClubCorp, Mike Margolies' Blog, Mike's Blog|Comments Off on Sink or Swim, building mental toughness the old or new way!

Nerves? Bring ’em On!! Managing Butterflies!

Invite em. Don't fight em. Huh? Letting that rush of adrenaline making you nauseous? Turn it into Rocket Fuel! TENSE?? Get MORE tense. Then try to breathe. Really. Try it! To figure out what the heck we're talking about. Read Erika Carlson's blog Managing the Butterflies for solid tips on what to do with those pre-game jitters. [...]

2020-04-05T16:04:19+00:00By |Erika Carlson's Blog, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, Sport Psychologist, Sport Psychology|Comments Off on Nerves? Bring ’em On!! Managing Butterflies!

How to Become a GREAT Coach

The best coaches know that having great information is only half the battle. The challenge is how to get that information to TRANSFER into the athlete so it stays! And then of course, get the athlete to USE the information when it's needed most. As former coaches ourselves, we've been really interested in refining the process so [...]

2020-04-05T16:05:34+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Coach, Mental Training, MTI Blog, Sport Psychology|Comments Off on How to Become a GREAT Coach

Calling All Perfectionists!

Frustrated all the time?   This might be why.... Is this you? High expectations for yourself Very competitive Good student Talented athlete Work to please others (parents, coaches) Worry (excessively at times) about making mistakes Put A LOT of pressure on self Hard time mentally recovering from mistakes Easily frustrated If this sounds like you, [...]

2020-04-05T16:06:02+00:00By |Erika Carlson's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, MTI Blog|Comments Off on Calling All Perfectionists!

3 Things Athletes Shouldn’t Say to Themselves. What U think matters!

Erika Carlson has worked for 13 years in the field of Sport Psychology. The number one thing she's learned is this. What you think, matters. So, here's the question. Is managing thoughts and emotions natural for a passionate, gifted athlete? There are a few common thoughts that get in the way of consistently good performance. To [...]

2020-04-05T16:06:34+00:00By |Erika Carlson's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Sport Psychologist, Sport Psychology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Things Athletes Shouldn’t Say to Themselves. What U think matters!

Mental Toughness Program Adopted by the USTA

What if every player in your tennis academy had their own mental toughness program? And more significantly, what if the players could easily track their progress, your coaches could provide oversight, and they could all do it from their PHONES!? Sound too good to be true? It's not - we built it for the USTA (and now [...]

2020-04-05T16:06:58+00:00By |CAP Program, Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, MentalApp, Sport Psychology|Comments Off on Mental Toughness Program Adopted by the USTA