Confidence Tips For Athletes

Confidence is one of those things that is hard to teach and most people just assume you have it or you don’t.  It’s not true! We wanted to share with you some of Youth Basketball Coach Wayne Mendezona, former professional basketball player, quick confidence tips on how to instill courage and a “never give up” Read More.

Mental Training In Sports Is Critical

In this article you will learn about how critical is Mental Training In Sports. Parents this is important! Your kids need to get mental training for their sport just like they do for their physical skills.   I’ve worked with hundreds of kids on their mental game and can definitively tell you that something as Read More.

Mark Herzlich All Amercian Cancer Survivor on 60 Minutes

Here is an amazing example of how mental toughness  and hard work will lead to success against the odds… The TV show 60 Minutes featured Mark Herzlich, former All American.  Notice in the interview, his single minded devotion to his goal of playing in the NFL – he does not even let cancer stop him! Read More.

The Ins and Outs of College Athletic Recruiting Part II

This is the continuation of a fascinating story about the process of college athletic recruiting told by a mother of two teenage boys recruited by Ivy League colleges. This is part two of an article by Pam Carey, author of Minor League Mom: A Mother’s Journey Through the Red Sox Farm Teams.  Pam offers us Read More.

Coach Mendo: Courage For Kids in Basketball Training

Coach Wayne Mendezona runs basketball camps in 7 states. He has played and coached professionally and at the collegiate level.  In this video, he talks about how he inspires courage in kids in basketball training   To learn more about Coach Mendo’s basketball training camps click here Quick Handle Basketball Training

Sometimes It Is TOUGH Being A Sports Parent

Welcome to the Mental Toughness Academy!  I’m Craig Sigl, the Mental Toughness Trainer. I have two teenage boys myself that play sports, so I get it how hard parental involvement is in youth sports! It requires a lot of balance between cheerleading them on and keeping your mouth shut, because none of us want to Read More.

What’s The Right Amount of Sports Parents Involvement?

Finding the Right Balance Of Involvement for Sport Parents… Trying to find the “right” or correct balance between pushing or encouraging our kids and standing on the side lines and keeping our mouths shut, is an issue I struggle with personally all the time. Some parenting experts say that you should push your kids hard Read More.

Dealing With Performance Anxiety in Sports

Dealing with performance anxiety in sports is always tricky, because the “regular” methods of positive self talk or visualization don’t always work. If it is problem that holds your athlete back or causes them to choke at critical moments, then it is very important they start using tools to overcome the anxiety so it does Read More.

How To Perform Under Pressure in Sports

Craig has put together this new video with more amazing tips to help your athletes perform under pressure, deal with any last minute negativity and self-doubts and control those run-away nerves so they stay cool and calm under pressure. If you missed the videos with the first 4 strategies to dealing with pressure, just go Read More.

Conquering The Fear And Affects Of Injury In Sports

Whether we are talking about a physical injury or a mental one, this is a performer’s nightmare and it applies just the same to sports that aren’t normally dangerous. Having worked with thousands of athletes I know being injured is one of most athletes’ biggest fears and understandably so.  You don’t only lose playing time Read More.