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MENTALLY TOUGH TEAMS

COACH...

Is your team lacking mental toughness?

Do they fall apart when they make mistakes?
Are drama and negativity overtaking your team?
Do your athletes get down on themselves – and each other?
 
I have good news for you:
 
You’re not alone.
 
Almost every coach faces these challenges.
 
So, what is the solution?
 
Mental toughness.
 
Mentally tough teams are fun to coach.
They love to compete.
They are bought in and don’t have time for drama.
 
If your team could use a little (or a lot) more mental toughness, the you are in the right place.
 
Most of the stuff you have heard about mental toughness is wrapped in a cliche.
 
Believe in yourself!
Get out of your head and just play!
Think positive!
 
These things sound good, but athletes don’t know HOW to actually do these things – especially when things aren’t going their way.
 
I have been able to distill down THREE THINGS that you can do very specifically to help your team – ANY TEAM (and athlete) become mentally tough.
 
Do you want to know what they are?
 
Of course you do.

They are:
1. Clear goals (reality for where you are starting and what you want to achieve, with a plan you can stick to)
2. Skills (simple actions, fueled by Alpha energy and intentional focus)
3. Neutral thinking (remove the effect of negative thinking for incredible results)

There are lots of resources for you to truly help your teams do these three things.

As their coach, you are the one person who can make the biggest difference.
So, do you have clear goals for yourself and your team?
Do you have the ability to help your team improve the vital skills (both tangible and intangible) they need to win?
Do you use unbiased, neutral thinking?
Once you start thinking differently, so will your team!

Here are some of my favorite resources on these topics:

Tim Grover’s excellent book called Winning
Make it Stick by Brown, McDaniel, and Roediger III.
It Takes What It Takes by Trevor Moawad.
Atomic Habits by James Clear.
From Skill Set to Mindset by Shay Goulding Meurer

One simple way you can help rewire how athletes THINK is by using my Get Better Faster Journals.
Hundreds of athletes have used them to make setting goals, improving skills, and thinking neutrally a DAILY HABIT.
It only takes 10 minutes a day (or less!) to become more mentally tough.

My Coach Guide book goes hand in hand with these journals to help make sure your team gets the most out of every practice in the gym.

By training athletes to THINK differently, you aren’t just creating better volleyball players.
You are impacting an athlete for the rest of their life.

Mental toughness is the key to having:
1. A body that is healthy and fit
2. A successful career
3. Meaningful relationships
4. A happy life

Mental toughness is the difference between a season that could have gone well, and one that actually does.
Our Get Better Faster Journals are just one piece of our Peak Performance Coaching program.
Athletes and coaches in our Peak Performance Coaching program know that the biggest lessons are learned through pursing excellence.

Because the BIG dreams take just as much work as the SMALL dreams.
So go BIG! Start training the INNER game and take your team to the next level.

Want to discuss how to help your team or program go from low performing to high performing?

Contact me and we will create a game plan that will work for you and your team.

TEXT OR CALL ME: 307-461-4157 
VOXER: @DANIBRINK
SCHEDULE FREE 30 MINUTE CONSULT BY CLICKING HERE.

IF YOU ARE AN ATHLETE...

GET STARTED WITH MY FREE GAME CHANGERS PROGRAM OR MEET WITH ME TO SEE HOW I CAN HELP YOU GET OFF THE BENCH AND IN THE GAME.
 
 
TEXT OR CALL ME: 307-461-4157 VOXER: @DANIBRINK
 
SCHEDULE FREE 30 MINUTE MEETING BY CLICKING HERE.

IS THIS WHAT YOU NEED? TESTIMONIALS

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In middle school, Mylie struggled really bad with anxiety about performing. On game days, she couldn't even eat most of the time. She was sick to her stomach, always on the verge of tears, and she even almost passed out at a volleyball tournament because she hadn't eaten all day.
With the help she received from Dani, Mylie has done amazing this year with managing her thoughts to avoid the anxiety she had experienced in the past. She still got nervous, but she was able to think about it differently and step toward it rather than trying to shy away from it.
If you have a teen athlete who could benefit from some mindset coaching, I can't recommend Dani enough!
Taffy Micheli
Parent