Through the creation of Parent Mental Trainer (PMT), Mental Training, Inc. has provided parents with the opportunity to understand their athlete through online mental skills training and has revolutionized the child-parent sport dynamic.
Previously, customized mental skills training was only available to coaches through the Certified Mental Coach course and to athletes through Online Mental Trainer. However, the coach-athlete-parent triad is now complete thanks to Mental Training, Inc. (MTI) and their offering of mental skills training to each party involved in the sport experience. MTI has created a web-based mental course with content supported by research from the lead researchers at Michigan State University’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. The growing need in the sport industry for appropriate parental involvement in the sport training process prompted MTI to develop this revolutionary tool. Sections in the course include proper parent roles as an athlete moves through the stages of development, positive support, and emotion control on the sidelines. Ultimately, PMT is the perfect resource to more effectively provide what every parent wants; what is best for their children.
As a coach and a parent, Dr. Bob Neff, Founder and CEO of MTI, knows how frustrating it can be to watch your child struggle. He states that, “the course has been designed to help parents effectively encourage and support their child and recognize when you become negative and over-controlling. PMT is meant to be convenient, affordable, clear, and effective.”
Video lessons and a discussion forum are included in the course to allow parents to share ideas, comments, and concerns with other parents and MTI’s Certified Mental Trainers®. PMT’s user-friendly interface and concise lessons makes it ideal for a parent with an unsurprisingly busy schedule to work through the course efficiently without sacrificing needed, relevant information. Upon completion of the course, a certification document is awarded to each parent.
About Mental Training, Inc.
Mental Training, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Robert Neff, Ph.D. with the goal of helping good athletes become great. MTI and its 25 Certified Mental Trainers® offer 1-on-1 mental training to amateur, professional, and Olympic athletes. Services also include programs designed for teams, associations, and school districts. Extending beyond sports, Mental Training, Inc. also works with executives, managers and salespeople, helping them control their thoughts and emotions while equipping them with the mental tools to perform their best when it matters most.