The Psychology of Competition™

A Positive Performance Online Course 

The Psychology of Competition™ is an online certification course that teaches you how to help your athletes build pre-competition, in-competition and post-competition routines, so they approach every competition calm, focused and prepared.


Focus On What You Can Control In Competition ... Your Mindset.

Whether or not you’re a great competitor is entirely dependent on your physical and mental preparedness, the way you choose to react to victories, mistakes, and ever-changing circumstances, and how you process and learn from it when it’s all over. While there are parts of competition that are undeniably out of your control, the competition toolbox focuses on what you can control in competition; your mindset. In this toolbox, you’ll gain a scientific understanding of the psychology of competition, and be introduced to printable worksheets, on the go guided visualization, and exercises you can use to help you and your team get your mind right before, during, and after competition (all from your mobile device). With our guidance, we will help you turn you and all of your athletes into master competitors.


Become A Mental Training Guru - The Easy Way

With actionable pre-competition, in-competition and post-competition routines you can create consistent performance in your athletes. In Psychology of Competition™: Coaches Certification Program you learn the techniques necessary to teach your athletes how to approach every competition calm, focused and prepared.

What Is Included:

  • A step-by-step mental training game plan set up into 6 simple modules.
  • Mental training routines to ensure your athletes know how to mental prepare for competition (pre-competition tools).
  • Mental exercises & tools that are used to quickly overcome mistakes and failure (in competition tools).
  • Learn the our powerful tools for post competition reflection that will have your athletes growing and learning  after games (post competition tools).
  • Worksheets, training videos, and audio files to make implementation a breeze.
  • Access to the complete training program on a mobile app so you can learn and use the tools on the go. 
  • Open community and Q&A areas to get advice from the Positive Performance community.
  • One year of access to the training, any updates and supplemental tools.
  • Use with your entire program. This training is licensed to use with your team. That means for $299 you can get the system and tools we use with our $1399-$9500 trainings. 
  • Add to your resume. After completing this training,  you'll be certified in The Psychology of Competition™.
Lindsey Wilson, Founder Positive Performance

Lindsey Wilson draws from 15 years as a mindset coach and nearly a decade of experience competing professionally to create mental training programs that are relevant, impactful, and attainable for athletes. She draws real-world wisdom from her relationships with some of the top trainers and athletes in her field, her hypnosis training, and her understanding of team chemistry and leadership. She backs this up with years of training and experience in the areas of mental performance training.

"I absolutely loved The Psychology of Competition: Coaches Certification. I feel equipped and confident to teach this to my team and I know it will provide valuable results this season. "

Gina Castelli
Head Coach LeMoyne Women's Basketball

Watch The Video To See What It's Like to Train With Lindsey

Here is one of the videos we use in the course: The Mental Component to a Physical Warm-up.

Other videos include but aren't limited to:

*Can I do Mental Training with Younger Athletes?
*How to use a technique we call the 'alter ego' to help your athletes that are more shy or reserved find their 'game face'.
*Implementing a routine for you as a coach when you get frustrated or mad during competition.


"I enjoyed the training very much–it gives many tangible tools to use that I intend to implement starting in the spring with my women’s soccer team. I think the post-competition critique, the Arousal level worksheet, and the highlight reel worksheet will be very useful for my team in terms of getting themselves ready for matches, but also in terms of getting to know themselves better, which should really help a lot not just on the soccer field, but in life. This course by Positive Performance Training doesn’t just give you the worksheets and other tools–it gives many suggestions on how to implement them and most importantly, why it’s best to do it that way. I had a lot of “A-ha!” moments during the training."

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6 Modules of training

Worksheets and resources to use with your team. 


"I’ve reviewed many material and courses related to developing mental toughness and it is my opinion this is one of the best! Everything from the videos to the visualization audio to the printable documents is top-notch. I’ll implement this with my team and believe it will truly make them, not only better competitors, but also give them the ability to overcome any obstacle they face."

Alan Eife
Coach & Verified User

"Working through this course could not be easier. Make no mistake, what is presented is powerful information to change an athlete into having their best mindset heading into every practice and competition they face. This provides not only the physiological and psychological reasons for what challenges an athlete’s mind, it provide the light of rationale and tools to effective make the breakthrough with each of your athletes."

Coach & Verified User

"This was a great course and well worth the moderate amount of time that it takes to complete it. The worksheets that I now get to implement with my new young and inexperienced high school basketball team are going to benefit our program as a whole for seasons to come."

Dave McIntosh
Coach & Verified User


How does this work?

Once you purchase you will get access to the online course. It takes about 3 hours total to complete the course but we recommend breaking it up into 20-30 minute chunks. Log-in from your computer or mobile device.

How long do we have access to the training?

We understand that life happens, and that just because you enroll today that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to finish (or even start) the training this week. And that’s ok! It's a lifetime license, so take your time... even come back and redo modules later on.

Does this count for CEUs?

We have had coaches submit this and get approved. We can't guarantee it of course but their is a course syllabus you can submit. 

For what age range does this training work best?

The training resources you will learn are recommended for implementation for ages 13+. 







6 Modules of training

Worksheets and resources to use with your team. 



If you do the work and don’t get the value, then we don’t deserve your money, it’s just that simple.(*Must notify us within 14 days of purchase.)


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