Positive Culture (League/Association)

Is it possible for athletes to thrive in an environment that doesn’t promote a positive culture? What does a positive culture look like? How do I challenge people within this type of organization/program without being called “negative”? This workshop will help you set standards that will promote a positive culture and help you troubleshoot issues to solve them while maintaining a positive culture.

An example would be parents who have issues with the playing time given to their children. Most parents go straight to “Why isn’t my child playing?” This forces a coach, needing to answer a direct question, to say something negative about the young athlete. Teaching parents to ask, “What can my child work on to improve when not directly at practice or a game?”  The coach would give the same answers, yet the context is in “skills development,” not fault. Skill development as the main point of emphasis is establishing a positive culture.

Positive Culture (Coaches)

What good is a league-wide mission statement or agreed-upon core values if they are not used on the practice field or in games? We designed this workshop for coaches based on practice, games, conflict resolution, and agreed-upon league-wide core values. We’ll help you establish, maintain, and troubleshoot your core values so athletes can thrive. The workshop will help you learn to write your practice and game plans with general concepts to stay on target within a thriving league while growing participation. Practices and games will become events athletes look forward to going to and can’t wait to get there - similar to video games we can’t keep kids away from.

Supporting My Athlete (Parents)

Every parent's dream is to have their child max out their abilities, shoot for the stars, and simply try their best. This workshop, based on research, will lay out the following:


Confidence cannot be given.  A coach/leader can’t just say, “Be confident,” and magically, it happens, even if the athlete believes you.  Confidence requires evidence.  From simple cheerleading (while kind and meant to be supportive), that kind of confidence is a house of cards that will fall when something considered negative happens.  We must build real and lasting confidence in meaningful steps.  This workshop will show how to develop authentic and abiding confidence in your athletes using values-based actions.  We will work on step-by-step plans with athletes that will work and continue in the face of inevitable adversities.

Mindfulness in Sport

A workshop built around sports psychology. Why can some athletes repeatedly perform in pressure or clutch situations while others crumble? Why are some athletes performing at their best each time out while others are hot and cold? Why do some athletes seem resistant to adversity, while others can’t get it out of their heads and lose focus in the moment? This workshop will answer those questions and give you the skills to help your athletes perform their best, no matter the situation or without ups and downs. You cannot perform your best without mindfulness, and it must be taught/learned to reach the next level of athletics. 

Processing Mistakes

Mistakes will happen; the battle is in not holding on to them, thus, creating a distraction in the next athletic moment and a second mistake. This workshop will teach you the skills to pass on to your athletes so they can learn to “stay in the moment.” Pre-competition and “in the moment” steps must be taken for athletic success in this area. Athletic competitions have natural up-and-down moments. Athletes who master these skills will have a competitive advantage over opponents. 

Visualization and Mental Imagery

This workshop helps to build the skill of mental imagery. It is not simply about visualizing performance, visualizing success. We must use key pillars to gain the full benefits of visualization. Finding someone who knows anything beyond basic ideas of maximizing this beneficial skill to improve while not playing would be rare. We will teach these skills, and the essential details, so you can help your athletes learn how to use visualization to their advantage. An excellent skill for athletes to use when injured and can’t play. They can still improve and return to the field better than when they left (because they never lost reps of practice). 

Growth Mindset

Athletes, students, and people will continually get results (athletic, academic, or personal), sometimes pleasing, sometimes not. These moments are just that: “Results.” They do not define the person, the quality of the person, or the ending of that person’s journey; they are crossroads. In these moments when performance results come in, people will generally give automatic responses they put out to others verbally or in their minds - reasons those results occurred, good or bad. There are always things we can and cannot control; just as sure are the automatic reactions. It is our reactions to events that both define us and direct us. This seminar will teach what “growth mindset” really means and how we can teach it/learn it. We want to teach young people to turn to “growth mindset” reactions automatically. Teaching a growth mindset is a gift for a lifetime to our youth as well as adults.