ATHLETE MENTAL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Mental skills training gives the athlete the space to practice developing the mental skills to gain a competitive edge over their competition. Learning how to use mental reps to prepare oneself for what’s ahead and participating in activities on topics such as present moment awareness, growth mindset, positive use of self-talk, believing in one’s ability and gaining the confidence to achieve anything an athlete puts their mind too can build the mental fortitude an athlete needs to achieve optimal performance This can be done individually or through a workshop setting, developing the right program for the individual.
IS YOUR CHILD:
- Struggling to navigate the stress of life and find it is impacting their athletic performance?
- Feeling lost and disconnected from things that motivate and inspire them?
- Feeling overwhelmed by things they cannot control, such as their sports season?
- Performing differently during practice than they do during competition?
- Reaching for specific athletic goals but unsure of how to get there, especially in this uncertain climate?
FIND OUT HOW MINDSET COACHING CAN HELP!
WHAT WE FOCUS ON
Focus & Intention
Fear of Failure
Fueling your Mind & Body
Nutrition, Rest & Recovery
READY TO FINE TUNE YOUR MIND? GET STARTED TODAY!
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Jalen Martinez is a recent graduate from Ithaca College, where he earned a master’s degree in sport exercise science with a concentration in “Mental Performance.” He is working towards becoming a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). Over the past two years, he has worked with both highly competitive programs at Ithaca College, consisting of the men’s and women’s tennis team and the women’s track and field team. Jalen worked alongside the coaching staff, gaining experience and knowledge in offering the proper support and help, allowing athletes to develop the mental skills leading to optimal performance. He has participated in individual sessions with athletes, developing plans through multiple meetings to overcome barriers. Jalen has also led and facilitated workshops and discussions for small, medium, and large groups of athletes, focusing on communication, values, confidence, self-talk, self-awareness, etc. He has had experience being an athlete throughout his life, including playing football at a scholarship D2 level, which gave him firsthand knowledge of the daily struggles athletes face while trying to balance various aspects of life. Jalen understands that these struggles can directly impact an athlete’s performance, and he believes it’s essential for athletes to confront these barriers or struggles upfront and know they are not alone.
Jalen is a mental performance consultant trainee under the mentorship of Dr. Kelsey Varzeas, Ed.M., Ph.D., CMPC, who will be overseeing all of his work with athletes.
7-Week Program outline:
Week 1: Find your ‘Why’
- Introduction, speak about my story, an MPC.
- Have athlete begin to think about why they participate in sport.
- Set meaningful/realistic goals, short term vs long term, develop a plan to achieve these goals, create check in points.
Week 2: Self-Awareness
Athletes need to be aware of their own ideal performance state and routine behaviors.
Athletes being aware of emotions, feelings, and thoughts.
Athletes gaining control of any pressure situation.
Week 3: Growth Mindset
Skills and abilities are developed through dedication and training ( tie in their why/goals).
Mastery motivation focuses on improvement, mastering the skill, and effort.
Mindset voice (thoughts) replacing negative words with more positive and improving ones
Welcoming challenges, mistakes, and feedback.
Week 4: Reframe the Narrative
Can help athletes focus attention on skills/strategies, increase motivation and manage levels.
Positive, Instructional, and Motivational self talk = benefits to performance.
Content and timing of self talk
Becoming aware of what an athlete says to themselves in different situations.
Week 5: Self-Efficacy
Based on one’s view that they are competent and capable. What an athlete can do with the ability they have.
4 essential factors to self belief: Successful performance, Observations, Verbal Persuasion, and emotional regulation.
Week 6: Self Confidence
Based on how much belief one has in their ability and skill.
Allow athletes to dive into their previous successful performances (what led to this successful performance).
Preparation, developing routines and mental rehearsals to be ready for any competitive situation.
Week 7: Athlete’s Choice
come up with a topic you’d like to focus on (this will be given after week 6 workshop).
Allow the athlete to think about what they have been struggling with and what they need to meet their individual and personal needs.
7-Week Program INCLUDES:
- Weekly 60 minute meeting facilitated by Jalen Martinez
- Weekly Mindfulness and Goal setting activities
- Access to Mindset Coach via text and email for support and check-ins between sessions