Yogi Berra once said, “Ninety percent of the game is half mental.” Without examining Yogi’s math too closely, have you considered how much of your game is mental? We talk about “getting psyched” before performing and “playing out of our minds” or “getting psyched out” and “choking.” Head Coaching de-mystifies these concepts by helping athletes and coaches learn mental skills for improved performance.
The athletes and coaches who benefit the most from working with Head Coaching are those who are committed to improving their performance. They understand that their performance is much more than just physical technique, yet have not learned or consistently applied the mental strategies necessary for peak performance.
That’s where Head Coaching comes in.
- The athletes who come to Head Coaching for help often ask themselves:
- Why can’t I play my best game consistently?
- Why can I execute in practice but can’t pull it together at the same level in competition?
- Why do I lose to players I know I can beat?
- I often have a big lead and then I choke—how can I prevent this pattern?
- How can I prevent losses from affecting my confidence?
The coaches who come to Head Coaching often ask themselves:
- How can I get a consistent optimal performance from each member of my team?
- What mental strategies and skills should I be incorporating into my training program?
- How can I bring the joy back into the sport for my team?
If some of these questions seem familiar, and you are committed to improving your performance, Head Coaching is for you. Take a free assessment to explore your specific mental skill needs. Contact us to learn more.
The Head Coach Approach works. We’ve helped a myriad of professional and recreational athletes and coaches improve their performance with proven techniques. Read more about clients—just like you—that we have helped.
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“Sharon loves to help both professional athletes and weekend warriors learn new skills, practice them and apply them. She is truly devoted to seeing individuals and teams reach their goals. Her enthusiasm for competitive sport is infectious. She reminds us of all that is good in competitive sports across the lifespan — to challenge and develop ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally…”
Boar’s Head Sports Club
“Sharon helped me create a better relationship with my athletes. Through more effective listening, our team’s learning environment improved, leading to better results.”
Owner/Director, Elite Challenge Lacrosse Assistant Coach, US Elite Lacrosse Team
2000 CAA Coach of the Year
James Madison University
“The more I play, the more I realize the significance of the mental aspect of the game … Sharon has given us knew things to think about and has helped us understand what is important.”
Boar’s Head Sports Club