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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

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

Fear of Failure? Or is it the Fear of Failing?

Fear of Failure or is it the Fear of Failing? Mike Margolies CMT® Fear of Failure The difference between Fear of failure and Fear of failing. FEAR can be scary; it can definitely hold athletes back from accomplishing many great things. Fear is failure can be about not wanting to fail at anything you do, [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:54+00:00By |Mental Coach, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, MentalApp, Mike's Blog, MTI Blog, Sport Psychology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fear of Failure? Or is it the Fear of Failing?

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

Can I Do It Again in My Tournament?!

By Dr. Bob Neff, Mental Trainer®   We recently had a young golfer who shot a personal best 70 from the tips on a very challenging golf course. He clearly found his performance "Zone," but a nagging question remained: "Can I do it again in my tournament tomorrow!?" It's the most common issue players have, [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:58+00:00By |Dr. Bob's Blog, Mental Skills, Mental Toughness, Mental Training, Sport Psychology|Comments Off on Can I Do It Again in My Tournament?!