Performance Psychology: What are you willing to trade in?

In performance psychology we help people to look at things in different ways and possibly make different choices that will ultimately impact how they perform in their field of endeavor. What does this mean? Well everyday we are presented with a multitude of choices...

Athletic competence and confidence

Athletic competence and confidence are two areas that each athlete needs in order to be successful and they play off of each other. The more competent (i.e skills) an athlete feels the more confident they will also feel, and then the more confident an athlete feels...

Sports Recovery

Sports recovery is one of the many areas I discuss with clients when working with them. Today young athletes are competing all year round with no real time for their body and mind to recover. The demands an athlete puts on their body is a lot and to counter that an...

Sport specialization: Is it wise?

This week I wanted to talk about sport specialization, and how wise it is in youth sports. We are in an age where kids are playing one sport all year round and only that sport. A big reason for this is based on fear that if they don’t they will not be kept on a...

The Enemy of Excellence in Youth Sports (By John O’Sullivan)

This week I wanted to share an article that really hit home with me regarding a problem with excellence in youth sports. I have been on the side of being the athlete as well now a sport psychology consultant working with athletes to help them deal with this issue in...

What is Imagery?

Imagery is one of the most powerful tools that I use while working with clients. As the saying goes a picture is worth a thousand words. Many people try and think their way through things, rather than creating a picture of what they want. Imagery is able to help...