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Sports Counseling & Mental Performance 

My potential is unlimited.”

- Success Mantra

Sports Counseling & Mental Performance

What is Sport’s Counseling?

Sports counseling's focus is on the overall well-being of the student-athlete and addresses the individual’s psycho-emotional as well as social needs. Sports Counseling concentrates on the athlete's development as an individual, including personal and clinical issues associated with sport performance. Sports counseling assists student-athletes with reducing stress and anxiety, overcoming fear of failure and success, burn-out, transition to and from sport, and identity. It also addresses interpersonal issues and can assist with problem prevention, coping skills, relaxation training, decision-making, life management and career planning, therapeutic strategies, and crisis intervention.


Sports counseling can help people increase their athletic, personal, and academic potential. Movement and sports represent an integral part of our identity across our life span. The lessons, strategies, and problem-solving approaches that people learn when being engaged in athletic pursuits easily transfer to life at large. Rather than focusing single-mindedly on game-time performance, counseling takes a holistic point of view and considers an individual's overall mental well-being and psycho-emotional needs.

 Mental Performance  

Performance Coaching utilizes research-based sport psychology techniques to coach athletes and teams on how to commit to a purpose, set process-oriented goals, create a positive identity, be mentally prepared, sustain focus, recover from and overcome adversity so they can compete “in the moment” with confidence to become the best they can be!


The importance of being mentally tough is something athletes hear often. But what does it mean? How does being mentally tough improve athletic performance? 


Mental toughness is an acquired skill and mindset that helps you stay calm and collected during a competition, so as to boost performance and decrease the likelihood of lapses in focus. Mental toughness is built through mental skills training, which includes various techniques and exercises designed to give you a competitive edge. 

Whether your sport is individual or team, mental skills training can help boost your performance potential. Examples of mental skills training include working on:


  • Self-esteem

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Focus

  • Emotional Regulation and Arousal Control

  • Motivation

  • Goal setting

  • Team Building

  • In The Zone

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