Work with a nationally ranked junior squash player to turn around and sustain her competition mindset under pressure.
What we did
Custom-designed a five-session program with real-time mental coaching in how to think of performance as a series of problems to solve, including maintaining focus of attention, reducing stress during competition, starting matches quickly, finishing stronger, and managing impact of expectations on her readiness to perform at her best in pressure situations.
In progress. Using the mental toughness techniques, came from an early-round loss in the main draw to win the Girls U-17 consolation finals in the 2019 Midwest Championship; then competed as a 16-year old in the Girls’ U-19 draw at the US Junior Open, and compiled a 3-1 record.
Help a junior hockey player channel his emotions and improve his performance on the ice.
What we did
Custom-designed a 4-session program to help him understand his natural preferences for problem solving and how they impacted his competition style, emotions, and performance on the team. Also trained him in deliberate processes and tools to develop and sustain a high-performance mindset both on and off the ice.
Figured out that playing defense instead of offense was a better fit with his natural preferences, reducing stress and improving his comfort and confidence in competition. Now playing at the college level.