Quantum Performance is a high performance coaching firm, specializing in mental training of athletes, both youth and elite-level alike.
The unique combination of personal experience as a top athlete, the ups and downs that go along with being the best, and education puts Kate at the forefront of helping athletes maximize their potential, overcome obstacles, and develop themselves as more than just an athlete.
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Increase confidence, performance anxiety, life skills, life after sports, recovery from injuries, maximizing potential, controlling emotions, focus, adaptability, performance routines, cognitive sports training, imagery.
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The importance of shifting gears in sports means learning to go from an athlete mindset to your everyday mindset. I had two conversations this week about this topic. One was with an NFL player, who is about to head into training camp. Camp starts next week and usually what he has done in the past is spend every second possible at home before heading to camp. This year he has the ability to drive to where he will be playing the season, and he made the choice to drive and leave home a bit earlier than he would if he was going to fly, because it gives him time to shift gears. To mentally get ready for training camp and the season. He will have a couple days to leave the summer behind and get ready for football mode. The other conversation I had centered around an individual in the military who when he comes home from deployment spends some time in an apartment he owns with his wife, separate...More Information
You must learn to control your emotions, because if you do you set yourself up to have more control over your performance. I am not just talking about anger or frustration, I am also talking about excitement and adrenaline. The other day I was watching a documentary on the 2015 CrossFit games. This film shows the behind the scenes aspects of the events, the athletes talking about their feelings and experience in the middle of the games and in retrospect. It goes through each of the events this way, so you get a pretty good idea of what the athletes are thinking and feeling as the games progress. There is one event called Murph where the athletes do a 1 mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and another 1 mile run all while wearing a weighted vest. This is in California in July by the way, so scotching heat, some of them wearing black weighted vests. At the 2015 games, this event crushed pretty much all the...More Information
High performance and failure go hand and hand, and often we want one without the other. However, in order to perform at a high level often we have to go through the most heartbreaking of failures, to build the skills and mental fortitude we need to reach the level we believe we can go. Sometimes this takes us into a different arena, while other times we can apply it to our current situation. I recently had a client go through one of the most heart wrenching failures, it might not even be considered a failure, but he was going after a dream, something that tests an individual both mentally and physically to a degree that only a small percentage of people have ever experienced. Many factors combined to stop him from making it to the finish, ultimately being forced out of something he really wanted to do. Being told you are not made for something you believe you would be good at and want to do, is not easy,...More Information