THE BRAVR™2.0: Increase Athlete Focus

 

In the video above, we talk about why we created the BRAVR™ Method and who it's for.


It can feel overwhelming starting a mental training program with your team, especially if you're also in charge of the Xs and Os.

That's why, we created The BRAVR™ Method.

If you have time to do just ONE THING every day, let it be The BRAVR™ Method. 

If you are really serious about developing athletes that are mentally prepared for competition, the number one thing you can do to help them 'get their head in the game' is to teach them to visualize. 

The BRAVR™ Method gives coaches framework to guide their athletes through a 5-minute, hard-hitting visualization exercise. The BRAVR™ Method seamlessly introduces athletes to the power of visualization, positive self-talk, and mindfulness, and helps athletes learn to take control of their mindset, in and out of competition.

You don't have to take our word for it, here's what one...

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How to Actually Live What You Teach: Actionable Self-Improvement for Coaches (w/ Free Download)

The First Life You Change is Your Own

As a mental training coach (or mindset coach, as we call it), you cannot affect change in others unless you are willing to do the hard work of shifting your mindset first. It’s not just about achieving goals or pushing yourself, it’s about living what you teach. It's about truly believing and investing in the power of your own mindset enough to live in alignment with your values.

If you are a mindset coach, an influence to others, an agent of change, it is your job to be an example of what is possible.

So what exactly happens when you don't practice what you teach? Frankly, it's not a dramatic shift, it's a slow burn that turns your influence stale. Sometimes, it's even undetectable to anyone but yourself, yet it affects how you evolve and how you impact those around you.  

Before addressing the simple, super impactful, actionable ways you build a life that helps you live what...

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Are You Ready to be the Coach You Wish You Had?

You are here for a reason. Well, actually, I bet it’s one of two reasons. You are drawn to mindset coaching EITHER because...

  • Some coach helped you develop YOUR Mindset and you want to pay it forward. 
  • You didn’t learn about the power of the mind until you were an adult... and you wish you had learned it sooner.

Am I right?

I am in the first category, but if I had a nickel for every person I met (In a bar, on a plane, at a convention...) that WISH they had done mindset work as a young athlete, I’d be…. Well, I’d still be doing what I’m doing today (but with a few more nickels:)

Regardless of how you got here, you are passionate about mindset work; you are passionate about spreading the word about mindset work, and you want to teach it. Do you want to make money at it? Maybe. Maybe as a side hustle. Maybe as a full-time gig. Maybe you just really want to impact the athletes you are coaching right now and don’t care about money.

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How Coaches Can Make Small Communication Shifts for Big Impact

We sat down with communication expert, Betsy Butterick to discuss how you can make just a few small changes to communicate with your team in a positive, constructive way that nurtures growth. You can watch the entire interview here and read about he interview below. Here are a few highlights:

  • How to deal with difficult parents.
  • How to communicate effectively with athletes on sensitive issues.
  • How to correct and critique so your athletes actually hear what you are saying
  • How to nurture a positive environment with your words. 

This is an in-depth coaching masterclass, so buckle up and get ready to learn from Betsy!


COMMUNICATING FOR CHANGE

Betsy began our interview by teaching us the very actionable strategy and high-power impact of communicating with athletes in a positive way. Namely, she discussed how coaches can reframe negative feedback and rephrase it in a positive way. By sending a positive, constructive message, you can create change and increase...

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3 Simple Tricks to Increase Competitiveness in Your Athletes

Everything is going well until… it isn’t. Then what?


The thing is, you know and I know, that your athletes are going to STRUGGLE at some point- one mistake is going to turn into 2, 3, more? You will likely lose, an athlete will be in a slump. Someone will get injured and another will just have an 'off' day.

So if we KNOW this is going to happen, why not have a plan for when it does? In this information packed interview, I team up with Fast Pitch Fit founder and mental training expert Jenn Starkey to talk about how athletes can use her 3 simple hacks to get them back to a strong, competitive mindset when things aren’t going their way.


Her exercises demonstrate the true power of visualization and mental training and her way of teaching is truly special. (this will be a GREAT video to share with your athletes).


Watch the video, and take her lessons back to your team to show them how the smallest mental adjustment can mean the difference between a foul ball and a home...

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The Top 4 Reasons You Don’t Visualize

I’m bad at visualization,” said a young tennis player I've been working with recently. I get this a lot. In fact, I would say about a quarter of the people I work actually verbalize this statement out loud (there's no way to know how many people believe it but choose not to say it).

So, I wanted to take a little time to talk about visualization, to break it down a little further. After all, visualization is one of the most powerful tools you have for training your subconscious to achieve what you say you want to achieve. And it's not just for sports, it's a highly valuable tool for all parts of your life. Research has shown us this time and time again.

If you are a coach, parent, or an athlete, not only should you be utilizing visualization to help you achieve your own goals, it should be the backbone of your mental training program.

With all this on the line, why isn’t everyone utilizing this powerful (and super simple) tool?

There are a few common myths...

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Mini Training: 4 Simple Steps To Improving Your Team Culture

Note from PPT: This blog is an overview of Lindsey Wilson's mini training, originally published in our Positive Performance Mental Training For Coaches group on Facebook.  Click the video below for the full training.


There are 4 areas (we like to call them "buckets") of team culture. These buckets represent the different parts of a team that need to be addressed in order to cultivate a positive and sustainable team culture. Build an army of leaders who are devoted to upwards trajectory and growth for the betterment of the team by addressing the following:  

Individual Mindset

If you've ever flown in an airplane, you've been told that in the case of emergency, put your oxygen mask on before helping others with their own. The same goes for athletes on a team.  If you're not taking care of, or feeling great about yourself, it's nearly impossible to contribute to a positive team culture. If you're tearing yourself down, you may even be subconsciously...

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The Opportunities We Don’t See

 

When I’m working with a team to teach them how the brain works, I take them through my go-to favorite exercise that illustrates a really important concept, one that is very easy to forget.

  • First, I tell everyone in the room to look around for the color red. They might suddenly notice the red sweatshirt, the red button, the tiny bit of red in the painting on the wall, little things that they hadn’t noticed before.
  • Then ask them what blue items they noticed in the room, and of course, they didn’t SEE blue because they weren’t LOOKING for blue.

I was reminded of this recently; reminded that this lack of awareness about things that you’re not looking for happens all the time. Even those of us that teach this stuff fall victim to it. That’s why we often need others in our life to remind us to look for opportunities, to see things in ourselves that we take for granted and don’t fully appreciate, to see the goodness in others, or to look...

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