Your peak performance isn’t about what’s worked for anyone else, and when we work together to transform your potential from the inside out, the focus is on you.
Do you need your parents to support you in a different way, or to understand what your coach is asking of you without feeling like you’re starting a fight? Are you ready to rebel against the culture of perfection so tied to sport performance? Are you ready to step into your potential and remember why you love your sport?
From reframing negative thoughts to getting your head in the game, you don’t need to be told what you need. You already know. We’re here to help you find the tools to achieve it.
What’s stopping you from getting it?
Ever heard that saying about changing what you can and accepting what you can’t? Sports mindset coaching is kinda like that, but we’re not interested in telling you what you can’t control. That’s up to you to determine and we want to make sure you can do so with the support and strength that comes with advocating for yourself at home, in your community, and in your training.
You are the leader of your life and your potential. Sports mindset coaching is designed to support you in developing effective leadership skills to strengthen what you can and conserve energy where you can’t.
Here's How We Can Help
Sports Mindset Coaching supports you in the following ways:
Effective communication to help you excel
When you get stuck in your head with thoughts that are getting you down, it can be hard to talk about them. Really hard.
There’s nothing wrong with struggling with complicated mental gymnastics or not knowing how to talk about the pressures you’re facing.
From re-writing the self-talk that fuels your game to effectively communicating with your team, coaches, and family, sports mindset coaching teaches you the skill of communication that will elevate your performance on the field and off.
Master the fear of failure that freezes you up
Your survival instinct is more powerful than any muscle group in your body, no matter how hard you train. Often called fight or flight, this reflex to protect yourself will outmaneuver even the most ingrained training. Fear or anxiety can send your body into autopilot and when it happens in the moments that you need to perform, you may find yourself freezing instead.
Your mindset is a strength you can harness through mindful support.
You know what to do, and you can’t do it. As you grow more frustrated, the freeze response only strengthens. You’re stuck and all the power you hold is out of reach.
Sports mindset coaching is the bridge to connect you to training and tools that will empower you to restart those systems and move through the fear. That’s the secret—no one is really ever completely unafraid. You do not need to eliminate fear. Learning how to feel fear as fuel will change the way you think.
Body language matters
For out-of-state clients, we’re willing and able to use video footage to get a real-time understanding of what happens in the moment when you need support.
Overcome internal and external demands for perfection
Elite athlete culture demands perfection and makes no room for much else. Whether your entire team is counting on you, or you’re counting on yourself, the pressure is overwhelming to get it right every time—whatever the cost.
Even success isn’t gonna stop you from grappling with the perfectionism woven into the athletic mentality. But that mentality isn’t helping you succeed.
Sports mindset coaching will work with you on figuring out where these thoughts come from and how you can use them to fuel your success so they don’t freeze you up when you’re in action.
Learn to find balance
Being an athlete takes up a lot of your time and energy. Even when you’re not training, you’re planning, evaluating, preparing, or even just decompressing to rest your mind and body. It feels like there aren’t enough hours to give school the same emphasis you give sports. It can seem like success in one area equals stress in the other.
But you are more than your identity as an athlete, and mindset coaching will help you to bring your whole self into the moment.
Balance as an academic and an athlete means reaching for the stars without letting go of whatever grounds you and holding fast to the skills and tools that keep you in check. In sports mindset coaching, you’ll work toward finding balance between what you want and need and will set goals to help you find solid footing in all parts of your identity. The tools you learn in sports mindset coaching can help you achieve your ambitions without adding extra hours to your day.
With balance comes clarity, and this opportunity to reflect on who YOU are amid the expectations you shoulder in life might be exactly what you need. Sports Mindset coaching will allow you to take a breath and refocus on the passion that fuels your game so you show up ready to give it your all.
Intensity is your life… ready to step up your game through introspection instead?
Full Team & Coaching Support
Looking to find the competitive edge for your team?
We’ve all seen the game where the athlete or team just isn’t locked in mentally—they’re out of sorts and nothing seems to be working. They may be capable of great things, but today it’s obvious they’ve lost the internal game.
Just as we’ve seen that team who’s out of sorts, we’ve also seen the team ‘in tune.’ The team that’s flowing. They’re crisp, firing on all cylinders and we can feel it. And a lot of what we are feeling is ‘the power of mindset.’ The best teams know this. And so they practice it—and they get better at it.
Become the Coach Your Team Deserves
Give your players the edge by incorporating some proven mindfulness practice into the gameplan. Learn the tools and techniques to:
Hone breathwork skills to ward off stress-response
Sharpen visualization ability to make pressure moments more ‘familiar’
Tap into the grounding power of the five senses
Organize the brain’s feedback loop into performance enhancing pathways
“Incorporating mindfulness into our program simply made us better, on and off the court. PURE SPORTS MINDSET provided us with an advantage in the games and also offered a return on investment with regard to player development.” —Bob Reibel, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Get the Resources You Need to Rewrite Your Team's Strategy
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An athlete and therapist, Kate believes in using every tool at her disposal to help you reach peak performance with relaxed confidence. Her passion for sports and counseling background is a winning combination for cultivating unshakeable mental strength in any athlete. Click on her profile to learn more.
Kate Kelley Schneider
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
for a 50-minute session
In 2-3 sports consulting sessions with one of our coaches, your athlete will walk away with the tools they need to feel confident about their game, stay in the moment, and deal with the pressures of being a high level athlete.
Get connected with one of our coaches to schedule your teen or young adult’s Sports Mindset Coaching session in either the Chicago or Arlington Heights area!