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.

The Ups and Downs of College Athletic Recruiting

What does it take to get a college scholarship these days? What is the recruiting process really like? Pam Carey, the author of MINOR LEAGUE MOM:  A MOTHER’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE RED SOX FARM TEAMS shares her experience as a mom of two teenage boys recruited by Ivy League colleges.  I found her story fascinating Read More.

Let The Kids Play- The Need For Real Change in Youth Sports

This is part two of an article by Bob Bigelow, author of the book Just Let the Kids Play and former NBA player weighing in on the need for change in youth sports.  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below… There are frankly though way too many serious youth sports issues that have Read More.

Tips For Successful Athletic College Recruiting

It is the dream of most serious athletes and their parents to get an athletic scholarship to the college of their choice.  There are many things athletes can do to help their chances. We invited a guest expert to give you some tips on how to get a sports scholarship.  Even if you are not Read More.

The Power Of Intention

I wanted to share with you a personal story of a friend of mine that illustrates the power of intention and making a decision.  I felt so moved by his story, I sent it to my son and suggest you share it with your kids as well… I’m going to confess to you.  You won’t Read More.

Developing Resilience Through Your Child’s Sport

At the Mental Toughness Academy we want to support you to be great sports parents, because you have a tremendous impact on the way your children see themselves and interact with the world. We have found a great resource for you, Sport Parent Support, a website dedicated to helping parents ‘foster well-being in children through Read More.

D1 Girls Softball Team: I Had A Dream

D1 Girl’s Softball Team: I Had A Dream. This is the continuation of Erika Mueller’s Sports blog… Growing up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest taught me the importance building personal relationships and recognizing the richness of tradition. It also fed my hunger to explore the unknown and build a dream of pursuing Read More.

Motivational Coach Speeches to Pump You Up for Sports

Welcome to the Mental Toughness Academy!  I’m Craig Sigl, the Mental Toughness Trainer for youth athletes.  We are all are inspired by great motivational speeches, aren’t we?  Hollywood has done a great job of allowing us glimpses into the locker rooms to see how coaches use motivational speeches to pump the athletes up.  We put Read More.