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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 [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

The Importance of Role Charity and Acceptance in Team Athletics

The Importance of Role Clarity and Acceptance in Team Athletics By Sheryl Kine Cardiff www.SherylKineCardiff.com www.MentalTrainingInc.com Successful teams are complex and not entirely dependent on having the best players. Of course talent, practice, are hard work are vital, but what about the structure of the team, who fulfills certain roles, how those roles are perceived, and how well [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:54+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

Managing Emotions When There is A Lot at Stake

Managing Emotions When There is A Lot at Stake www.SherylKlineCardiff.com www.MentalTrainingInc.com Whether you are being evaluated to make a team, sitting down to take a college entrance exam, or playing in a game that could change the course of your future, it is extremely difficult to be in an ideal mental state that will allow [...]

2016-03-15T19:40:50+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

Understanding Underperformance

Understanding Underperformance By: Sarah Frey, MS, CMT Wouldn’t it be great if we could all perform in competition as well as we do in practice? One of the biggest hurdles we face when it comes time to ‘step up to the plate,’ is managing our feelings of stress, nervousness, and anxiety. So what if we [...]