I spent most of my 17 year track & field career dreading competitions.
Looking back, I realized that this was largely due to the expectations I placed on myself. I went into most races feeling like I had little to gain, but lots to lose.
In my first year of university, this led me to overtraining, underachieving, injury, and the brink of burnout. I believed that there had to be a better way, so I turned to sports psychology and learned some mental skills that helped me to better manage my emotions.
I became pretty good at fighting the symptoms of performance anxiety, but unfortunately, it wasn't until after I retired from competitive running that I really began to understand how the brain works and realized how I could have prevented most of my performance anxiety in the first place.
High school student-athletes that get overly anxious before competitions and are losing the enjoyment that attracted them to their sport in the first place.
Courage is defined as the ability to do something that frightens you.
The Courageous Competitor course teaches student-athletes the mindsets and mental skills they need to compete confidently, even in the face of fear.
The course consists of 5 modules that are designed to be taken 2-4 weeks apart in order to give the athlete enough time to practice and implement what they’ve learned.
Each module contains:
- Series of videos
- 1-page summary of key content
- 1-page parent’s guide explaining how parents can support and participate in their athlete’s development
Worksheet Surrendering to the Process FREE PREVIEW Two Types of Mindsets FREE PREVIEW The Score Takes Care of Itself Fear of a Bad Outcome Redefining Success One Step at a Time The Reset Ritutal Surrender to the Process Assignment Resources
Illuminating Anxiety Worksheet Illuminating Anxiety Overview Diving deeper What's going on in there Optimal stress What stress is made of Long term strategies Short term tactics IA Assignment IA Resources
Self Talk I - Worksheet Self Talk Overview Say Whaaat Why it Matters Fork in the Road Feeding the Good Wolf Dusting Crystal Self Talk Assignment Self Talk I - Assignment Self Talk I - Summary
Just what our club needed
Coach & President at Langley Mustangs T&F Club
The online lessons and worksheets encourage athletes to self-direct their learning and be accountable for their progress, both powerful tools for future athletes and students.
Super impressed by the content and layout
Parent & School Teacher
Athlete Tutor helped my daughter appreciate the value of personal goal-setting both at school and on the track. Engaging videos and targeted discussion topics helped her realize the influence mind-set has in her success. She also learned to use the lessons failure offers to sharpen her focus in personal improvement.
Athlete Tutor encourages the student-athlete to be adaptable and resilient both on the field and at school while developing self-knowledge and awareness.
I could have burst into tears right there
Coach at Matmen Wrestling Club
We were in the warm up area about to step onto the mats and one of my wrestlers takes his headphones off turns to me and simply says "process over outcome." I could've burst into tears right there. I was so so so happy and proud to see it sink in. I've never seen him wrestle better. After he lost a match, instead of launching into an emotional outburst for the rest of the day like he usually does, I found him five minutes later in the stands methodically writing in his journal. His nerves before each match were way better than anytime before.
Not only did it make a big difference for my wrestlers, it gave me a lot of confidence as a coach to be able to fall back on these frameworks and use that language with them.
Tools broken down into workable steps
Coach at Vancouver Thunderbirds T&F Club
Former Canadian National Team Athlete
I can use the language to more effectively help our athletes restructure their thinking. I'm a huge believer in process over outcome, so it was great to have the tools broken down into workable steps.
I’m a fan of this entire program as it works, and it’s essential to being your best you - be it an athlete, coach, co-worker, boss or parent....etc. I love this!
If you're struggling with performance anxiety, the last thing you need is to waste time on something that doesn't work. Exhausting one of the few options you had left, would just leave you with less money and even more anxiety...
You can't afford to take that risk, so I'll take it for you. No one can guarantee outcomes but, as an accountant, I can guarantee a return on your investment ;)
I am confident that your return will come in the form of increased enjoyment, confidence, results and transferrable mental skills.
In the super unlikely event that you invest the time and energy required to go through the course, remain coachable, put the lessons into practice, and you're not 100% satisfied, then I should be paying you! I'll refund your 100% of tuition plus an additional 10%. That's my 110% guarantee.