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” Mental preparation is one of most important things in professional sport. I think to some extent it has to be intrinsic. My life for the past 10 years is completely dedicated to football so it’s my priority every day. In my case, I like to get 8-9 hours of sleep every night,  wake up early and prepare for training.  It is very important to me that I train well during the week as to be ready for the game. In this way, I know I have done what is needed.  I like to have everything under control and be ready for any situation that may arise. ” Boris Sekulic – Chicago Fire F.C

A player’s lifestyle and preparation play an important role in his/her daily routine. To reach a personal goal, the player requires a certain level of commitment, sacrifice,discipline, preparation, training habits and confidence.

In order to develop correct habits, we must take into consideration the certain repetitive methods needed for the physical and mental improvement of the player. The primary mode of communication will also determine how quickly and effectively the learning process will take.

In order to understand a player, a coach must first recognize the players:

  • Personality traits
  • Learning styles
  • Primary mode of communication
  • Language patterns
  • Strengths & weaknesses

PREPARATION FOR ELITE PLAYERS                                                          

Training correctly and preparing the foundation for a competitive mindset is an important factor for mental development at a young age. Discipline, focus, and training habits are essential in reaching one’s goals. Each player should be reminded daily of their targets and should be coached in a way as to assist the individual in reaching the daily target.

INFLUENCING FACTORS

To fully develop the right mentality towards training, we should first identify the player’s internal motivation, which then can coincide with the overall team’s values in an environment best suited for this.

An important role in understanding the modern player is to examine the multi variables influencing factors which influence the athlete . We then assist the individual in creating a daily schedule based on the targets. Our goal orientation program assists the player in preparing a pragmatic method of goal setting.

  1. Identifying Goals
  2. Daily schedule
  3. Accountability

The duration of our coaching course, ranges from 8-10 weeks ( one time per week) in which we cover all aspects of the individual’s daily schedule such as his/hers training habits, training program, nutrition and preparation to achieving specific targets. Our mental preparation and goal orientation program is structured in accordance to the individual’s needs. Our sessions include players of all ages.

COMMON GOALS 

  1. Learning to compete
  2. Mental preparation
  3. Creating a winning mentality
  4. Mental toughness
  5. Emotional control & stress handling
  6. Dealing with criticism
  7. Performing “outside the comfort zone”
  8. Confidence building

COST

Individual $110.00 (Online sessions)

Group $60.00 (Online sessions)

ILLINOIS LOCATIONS:

Highland Park, IL 60035

Northbrook, IL, 60062