Mental Toughness Training is the edge young athletes need to compete in todays sports world. Craig Sigl’s training is life-changing. Athletes can practice all day long, but if they don’t master their emotions they will never realize their potential on the court or field. I highly recommend this training for up and coming athletes.  

Matt Bruback - former Major League Baseball Pitcher

  As a professional football player you have to train to be mentally tough. The Mental Toughness Trainer provides the edge young athletes need to compete in todays sports world. Craig Sigl’s training is life-changing.

John Bronson - former NFL player for the Arizona Cardinals

How To Coach U8 Soccer Practice

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Each age group of youth soccer teams comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. Here we will focus on a typical session for under 8 players, addressing their needs and learning styles in order to optimize their learning whilst maintaining a fun, engaging environment. Before we look at some practice session examples it’s Read More …

3 Biggest Mistakes Volleyball Players Make In Training

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Training for any sport is a huge factor determining whether or not an athlete will be successful.  One of the biggest mistakes an athlete or a coach can make is not utilizing the principle of specificity, where the training must match the physical demands of the specific sport.   Volleyball is an anaerobic or stop Read More …

The One Best Lesson a Coach Can Give the Team for the Season

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It has been said that athletics is a great developer and teacher of character. There is a great deal of truth in that statement, but it also is a great revealer of character. I’m sure there are numerous examples that come to mind when you think of high profile athletes, in the professional, collegiate and Read More …

What To Do When The Nerves Get To You In Sports Competition

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Ok, this is part 6 of our series of techniques and strategies for how to play your best game even when under pressure.  Let’s quickly review the first 5 tactics shall we? 1. Mentally rehearse being in pressured situations. Plan how you will think at that moment and imagine perfect execution of your skills. 2. Read More …

How To Stop Sabotaging Your Performance Under Pressure

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Pressure tip #5. When athletes or other performers are just about to do their thing under extreme pressure of having to execute their skills, a curious thing happens… A part of your mind tries to take over and guide you to do it correctly. It wants to make sure that you have covered all of Read More …

What The Best Clutch Players Have In Common

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Lionel Messi in soccer, Tom Brady in football, Mr. October Reggie Jackson in baseball, Michael Jordan in basketball, Patrick Roy in Hockey… What do these athletes have in common?  They are all clutch players who have come through under pressure more than most. Now, you may think that athletes like this are just blessed with Read More …

Mind Racing Under Pressure? – Drive It!

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Like a race car is designed to drive, your mind is designed to think.  When coaches and others give you well-intentioned advice to “stop over thinking,” they don’t realize how futile this directive is.  How do you stop over thinking? I guess you could go to the Himalayas and meditate with some Buddhist monks for Read More …

Get Perspective to Diminish Pressure

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Let me remind you from my first pressure tip that pressure affects ALL athletes negatively, even world-class athletes.  It tenses you up and hurts your ability to think strategically.  If you want to perform better, you want to minimize those effects, right? Why do us athletes feel pressure in the first place? What is pressure Read More …

Extreme Focus To Deal With Pressure

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Today I’ve got Technique #4 for How to perform brilliantly under pressure. Have you gotten the idea from me yet that the key to performing under pressure is to prepare for and practice mental skills BEFORE you ever get to the pressure situation? I’m still amazed that in this day and age there are athletes Read More …

What Parents Need To Know About College Recruiting

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The college experience is, in many cases, the most important four years in our children’s lives, as it will shape their personal and professional direction for a lifetime. That being said, securing admission to a college or university that best match a student’s desires, strengths, and aspirations is essential.   Student-athletes bring a unique quality Read More …

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