Whats the difference between a mental toughness coach and a team coach?
A mental coach specialises in mental skills for peak performance and does not work on technique (e.g. technical and tactical) or fitness like a team coach. Although many coaches including myself use mental training with our athletes, the mental coach like myself has been specifically trained in that area and is able to provide in-depth mental work because this is our main focus.
Isn't mental toughness training for the weak or for players that are not playing well?
Many professional and elite athletes know and use mental toughness training and for most it is not because they are weak, but because they know it will give them a competitive edge over their opponents!
Mental training not only improve an athletes’ mental game, it assists with athlete happiness and fulfilment which ultimately leads to improved performance. Athletes who undertake mental toughness training will not only build mental strength to use for sport performance but also skills for life.
All the top athletes in the world incorporate mental toughness training into their training regime but you just don't hear about it until after they have retired as they don't want to give away their secret weapon to their competitors. Even at the highest levels of competition, mental toughness is a big part of an athlete's training program as it should be for you.
How long does each session go for?
Most individual sessions take between 45-90mins which is typically done over Zoom.
How much time between sessions?
The typical amount of time between sessions is 7 to 10 days. Though, the longer we go between sessions, the more we risk losing some of what you've gained. You'll have homework after each session, but this homework is built to be added seamlessly into your normal daily schedule and routine.