Athlete’s will learn to incorporate these skills into their training sessions to get more out of themselves at each practice and competition. By utilizing skills to maintain consistent mental preparation for a competition, focusing on the present, and focusing on what is within our control we are able to push through mental fatigue to access more of our abilities and win the last percent.
Lastly, the most important aspect of training sessions and practice is that they do the best to resemble the intensity and mind set of a competition. While the skills will be taught in a classroom setting at the start, the program’s aim is to develop into real time mental skill training in practice and competition.
Who am I?
I am a former division one athlete at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where I competed as a decathlete in track and field. During my time at Madison, I graduated with a bachelor of science in psychology, afterwards I went on to complete my master program in clinical mental health counseling at Valparaiso University. Currently, I am working towards my full license as a mental health counselor in the state of Wisconsin as well as working towards obtaining my certificate as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. From each domain of mental health, I have applied practical skills and techniques to athletes in practice and competition as an assistant coach at Valparaiso for two years and currently with athletes at Edgewood university.