Are you an athlete who is eager to advance your performance, maximize your potential, and be your absolute best? If so, our Sports Performance program may be just what you need.
While athletes and coaches have often heard and probably recognize that a significant percentage of sports performance is directly affected by mental performance, many do not incorporate any aspect of cognitive functional capacity and mental performance into their athlete development routines.
Athletes are often told:
- Think positive
- You think too much
- You worry too much
- You need to read the game better
- Brush off your last failure/mistake and get right back into the game
- Clear your mind
- Focus and pay attention
How do you actually think positively, think less, worry less, or clear your mind? How do you disregard the painful goal that was just scored on your team and mentally get right back into the game? How do you focus and what exactly should you pay attention to?
This kind of advice and the expectations for athletes to perform effectively on the mental front sound logical but are in fact hard or even impossible to fulfill if the athlete does not have the mental skills, agility, and framework to do so. As a result, talented athletes may never achieve their full potential and both the frustration and unproductive blame game persists.
“For every physical and fundamental act in sport, there is an equally important and equally-related mental component which must be addressed.”
Dr. Doug Gardner, founder of ThinkSport
At Insight Effectus, we will help you to develop the cognitive capacity to physically respond faster and more accurately in game settings as well as the skills, agility, and framework needed to sharpen your mental anticipation and reaction to help you to respond to the typical advice that athletes are often told.
Insight Effectus offers 3 types of Sports Performance Enhancement programs:
- Youth and Adult Elite Program
- Youth and Adult Developmental Program
- Youth Team Program
In addition, we offer consultation, workshops, coaching, and support to coaches and parents in their efforts to guide and support the athletes’ development.
If you are interested in learning more about Insight Effectus and how our services can help you as an athlete, coach, or parent, Contact Insight Psychological to learn more.