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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 [...]

2020-04-05T15:58:38+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

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

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

Performance Anxiety

I get really nervous before the game, what’s wrong with me? By: Mike Margolies, MA, CMT® Is this you? Do you get so nervous prior to a game that your performance is negatively impacted? I hear this a lot from the athletes I’ve helped over the last 35 years. It is the most common complaint [...]

2016-03-15T19:34:29+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, Mike's Blog, MTI Blog, Sport Psychology|Comments Off on Performance Anxiety

Stop Slumps Before They Start

Stop Slumps Before They Start By: Sarah Frey, MS., CMT & Dr. Bob Neff, CMT Frustration. Exhaustion. Stress. Despair. If you’ve ever been in a performance slump or felt stuck in a rut, these are undoubtedly some emotions you’ve experienced. You can now rest easy because performance slumps are not only something you can overcome, [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:54+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, MTI Blog, Sarah's Blog, Sport Psychology|Comments Off on Stop Slumps Before They Start

Staying on Top of Your Game Over the Holidays

Staying on Top of Your Game Over the Holidays By: Sarah Frey, MS, CMT® & Robert Neff, Ph.D., CMT® Let’s face it, when the holidays roll around, many of us break from our normal routines to accommodate parties, family gatherings, gift shopping, or inclement weather. And although spending quality time with family and friends, and [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:54+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Training, MentalApp, Sarah's Blog|Comments Off on Staying on Top of Your Game Over the Holidays

Sportsmanship vs Gamesmanship

I recently received a few questions from a person in Europe who is training to become a Certified Mental Trainer®. They have to do with what we should be teaching coaches and athletes about interacting with referees. Referees often have an impossible job and the game can hinge on a ref's call. How should coaches [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00By |CAP Program, Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Training|Comments Off on Sportsmanship vs Gamesmanship

Calculate Your Golf-Specific Mental Toughness

How mentally tough are you as a golfer? Take our new Members-Only test and find out! Mental toughness is the ability to stay in the Zone and perform consistently at your highest level. Most believe that mental toughness is something that happens only by chance after lots of grueling physical practice. The best know differently, [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Toughness, Sarah's Blog|Comments Off on Calculate Your Golf-Specific Mental Toughness