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 get a confident shooting hand in basketball

basketball drill

Michael, a 16 year old basketball player has finally made the varsity team at his high school. He lives, eats, and breathes basketball following his favorite stars in the NBA and College.  His dream is to play for UNC like his hero Michael Jordan whom his parents were inspired to name him after. Michael has Read More …

When should athletes work with a sports psychologist?

Tom Mitchell sports psychologist

The quick answer is when the athlete recognizes he (or she) is not performing in competition up to potential. Here’s the interesting part of that answer…it is actually rare that an athlete consistently plays up to ability.  And even then, great athletes will do everything they can to lock down in the mind what they Read More …

The Art of Coaching Different Genders in Sports

CadetÕs show promise during womenÕs volleyball tournament

Do female youth athletes and male youth athletes need different kinds of mental strength training? Do they respond better to different coaching tactics? The answer is yes.  We need to understand that males and females have differing genetic tendencies passed down from our ancestors as part of our history of successfully dominating the earth.   Females Read More …

5 Easy Mental Strength Training Drills For Sports


I have seen a completely false quote floating around in various social media that says you can’t learn Mental Toughness. I used to get angry when I saw it. But now, I smile because I know that those who ignore that and work on their mental game are giving themselves a huge advantage and I’m Read More …

How mindset psychology can help athletes come back from disaster

Comeback Mindset

There are many ways to teach mental toughness which I define as: Focused, Confident, Determined, and Resilient, especially under pressure. I am constantly seeking new information and understandings about what makes us more likely to achieve our goals. Since the greatest issue that I see with athletes needing help is in overcoming fear, well, that’s Read More …

What is a growth mindset for athletes?

Growth - Mental & Physical

It never ceases to amaze me how small of a percentage of the general sports world there is that really takes advantage of developing their mental skills. I’ve conducted numerous workshops for youth sports teams and coaches over the years teaching mental toughness skills.In my workshops, there are always some athletes that hang on my Read More …

Perfectionism in Sports: Good or Bad?

perfectionism in sports

Perfectionism in Sports: Good or Bad? “Practice makes perfect!” This is a saying that nearly every youth athlete has heard while struggling to master a new skill or advance performance. However, is striving for perfection really a good goal — especially for the youngest athletes? What constitutes perfection will vary from sport to sport and Read More …

What to do when stuck with bad youth sports coaches


In this article you will learn of  what to do when stuck with a bad youth sports coaches. Craig, Any tips to help an athlete “get through” a season when they are stuck with a bad coach (overly critical, aggressive, demeaning, etc) so they don’t lose their confidence? Yes. I often see athletes in this Read More …

When To Teach Children Mental Skills


When To Teach Children Mental Skills? At what age/competition level should a youth athlete focus on building up their mental strength?  Any age!  I work with athletes as young as 8 years old in person and we have them even younger going through the Mental Toughness Academy along with their parents.  The key is to make Read More …

Sports injury mental impact on young athletes and how to help


In this article Craig will show the sports injury mental impact on young athlete and how to help. Question:  What kind of trouble can a serious injury have on a youth athlete’s confidence? Wow, this is a very loaded question as I just finished creating an extensive video training to deal with conquering sports injuries. Read More …

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