Disclosure of Info:
What is Mental Training: Our body and brain are connected. Athletes have always trained their bodies, but rarely do we think to train our minds. Oddly, we point to a lack of confidence or lack of mental toughness for physical mistakes in games. Mental skills training aims to equip student athletes with heightened awareness on how they can use positive strategies to alleviate the unavoidable negative feelings that arise in sports. Strategies regarding performance anxiety, building resilience, leadership, goal setting and work ethic will be covered- as well as any specific athlete requests that arise.
-These sessions will be 30 minutes long and take place over zoom (the link will be sent to you the day of your session). "Homework" or activities to do on your own will also be assigned. Package options are not refundable, but do not expire. Use as you wish.
What it isn't:
-Me telling players what their parents want them to hear. (However parents are more than welcome to sit in on sessions!)
-Off court therapy sessions. (While I am here to support in any way possible, I am not a licensed psychologist or therapist and therefore don't want to overstep any boundaries. I have a Psychology Degree from UW-Madison and have done thousands of on court basketball training sessions with players ranging from 3rd grade to the pro's. I will draw upon personal, client and learned experiences in these sessions.)
-Me pushing any ideologies or religious beliefs on anyone
Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting:
Since these sessions may focus on issues that players are having on and off the court it is my duty to keep the information that we share between us. The only exception would be if I feel the athlete may be at risk to harm themselves or anyone else, and in that case, I will contact the parent immediatly.
Please sign below to signify you have read the Disclosure of Info prior to the first session. Thanks!!