The Growth of Sport Psychology

This article by Kirsten Weir for the American Psychological Association presents a nice overview of the growing presence of Sport Psychology at every level of sport and the variety of issues that are increasingly being addressed to support athletes. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/11/cover-sports-psychologists

Is Your Child Ready?

The joy of early tennis success is exciting. It can happen more frequently for female players’ as females develop physically faster. Some  young players can match the power of female pros early on. When an adolescent is athletically talented and committed to her sport, demonstrating dominance in her age group Read more…

End of Year Refections

End of Year Refections No doubt 2020 has been an extremely challenging year for athletes’ of every level of participation. It is easy to fall into the void of focusing on the negatives as there are an abundance to list. Everything from athletic seasons being cancelled, athlete’s missing out on Read more…

Untold Athletes

Bay Area local tennis stand-out David Ball took his tennis talents to BYU three years ago. 2020 was to be Ball’s senior year which like most American athletes have been shuttered by the Coronavirus pandemic. Although the NCAA will allow some senior year athlete’s an opportunity to return to play Read more…

Low Expectations/High Performance Standards

Courtney Nguyen,  Senior Writer, WTA Insider interviews Daria Abramowicz, a mental performance coach who works with newly minted 2020 French Open Women’s Winner, 19 year old, Iga Swiatek. Swiateck is a very talented player who has worked with Abramowicz for the past two years. Interview bullet points: 1) The younger Read more…

Osaka, Focusing On What It Takes To Win

WTA Insider Podcast, senior writer Courtney Nguyen chats with Naomi Osaka, who recently won the U.S.Open Women’s final. Through her victory, 22 year old Osaka, becomes the first women in 25 years to win a U.S. Open final after losing the first set. This was Osaka’s second U.S. Open title Read more…

Mental Hurdles

Sande Charles interviews S.F. Giants,  Mental Coach Derin McMains on the importance of mental skills training. This interview does a nice job outlining the basic role and scope of mental skills training. The interview focuses on the S.F. Giants but the content applies to all sports. https://bit.ly/3ert6Dl

A Mental Performance Minute

Questions that frequently arise when a potential client is shopping for a mental performance program are: 1) Will incorporating mental skills into my athletic program be difficult? The answer clients wish to hear is that it will be easy and effortless to adapt mental skills training into their athletic program. Read more…

The Test

Stuck inside during the, shelter-in-place order with time on your hands?  You may enjoy watching the Amazon Original docuseries, The Test. This 8 part series follows the reorganization of Cricket Australia following a ball tampering scandal that disgraced the team in 2018. This inspiring docuseries touches on many mental training Read more…