Pillar #4 Self-Control and Discipline

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PODCAST: How mental performance helped turn the impossible dream into an Olympic medal

Lyndsey Fry is only 27 years old, but she’s already accomplished more than many people attempt in a lifetime. She played Division 1 Women’s Ice Hockey and graduated from Harvard University and holds an MBA from Arizona State University.  She also won a silver medal as a member of the Team USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Socci. After college she launched her own business—Lyndsey Fry Hockey—where she trains the next generation of women’s hockey players at camps around the country. 

PODCAST: From high school national player of the year to an every day fight to live: The role of mindset in choosing your response to success and adversity

In this episode of the Brian Cain Mental Performance Mastery Podcast I interview one of the most inspiring people you will likely ever encounter. During high school, Taylor Dockins was one of the most dominate softball players and high school athletes in the country, winning the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award. Today, she is a star pitcher for the Cal State Fullerton Softball team.

The untapped competitive advantage: 3 Ways you can use mental performance training to level up your coaching—immediately

Imagine the Google search by a coach who wants to help his or her athletes perform better…  For the sake of this example, let’s say we’re talking about a baseball coach.  So they might look for terms like: Baseball fundamental drills.  Weight training for baseball. Conditioning for baseball.  The result? Well… “Baseball fundamental drills” gave… Read More

7 ways successful strength and fitness coaches use mental performance mastery (and how you can, too)

What makes a successful health, fitness, or strength coach? It’s not just about writing great workout and conditioning programs or knowing a lot about nutrition. There’s something else at play here… something booming with possibility, yet something few coaches are tapping in to. Here are the “secrets” elite coaches use to get results.  You know… Read More

The 10 mental performance skills every athlete must master for peak performance

As a three-sport standout athlete and captain in high school, I thought I was prepared for success in collegiate athletics.  Man was I wrong.  I quickly realized the meaning of the phrase, “Big fish in a small pond.” Graduating high school with a class of just 89 students may have skewed my reality when it… Read More

Train the pause to help athletes power through adversity with poise and discipline

In 1972 a plane carrying 45 people, including a Uruguayan rugby team and their families and friends, crashed into Andes mountains.  Twenty-nine people survived the crash. A few days later, an avalanche took 8 more lives when it flooded their makeshift shelter. Search parties from three countries looked for the missing plane, but the search… Read More

Mental Performance Coaching Case Study: Georges St-Pierre, 13-time MMA World Champion

Over the past few weeks, I’ve posted articles that outline simple, practical ways you can begin implementing mental performance coaching. Today, I want to take things a step further and share a case study from someone I’ve worked with over the years to illustrate the kind of impact a well-designed, strategic mental performance coaching plan… Read More

College baseball national championship winning coach, George Horton shares success secrets from mental performance

This article is a feature interview with Cal State Fullerton Baseball Coach George Horton.  Horton led the Titans to the 2004 NCAA National Championship and was named the 2003 and 2004 American Baseball Coaches Association National Coach of The Year. Could you describe your working relationship with sport psychologist Ken Ravizza? Ken and I have… Read More