Tennis Player’s email after first tournament:
“Hey Mark the tournament went great! I played amazing and also got a nice little perk. Thanks to my new mental techniques, I feel like I could play confidently and trust in my game. The main thing I noticed is that in the past if I started missing or I loose my service game I would get tight and not play as confidently. This tournament when things got tough I was able to refocus and fight my way back confidently. I feel like a new player. I have the post match reviews in my notebook.”
Division 1 Men’s Tennis player’s email
“I want to tell you that I feel like a new man after we started working together. My coaches and my team mates are shocked about my new attitude on and off the court. I have been playing well above my previous standard level for the last week and so and I feel so much better on the court. I keep telling myself: “Focus on what I can control. Process goals. I don’t care about what others think of me”. The crazy thing is.. This mindset has carried into my personality off the court as well. My friends and teammates are experienced a completely new side of me. I open up so much more. I am no longer scared of what they might think of me. Essentially, I am living each day like it is my last almost. This is a great feeling. I have also noticed how winning means less to me now compared to having fun out there and improving/learning.”
High School Volleyball Coach’s note:
High School Volleyball coach’s email after finally beating a team they had never beaten, and her girls had a great deal of mental limitations around playing this other team. We worked together to help the girls mental toughness and focus. The team, through the dedication and interest shown by the coach, were able to incorporate Performance Edge skills into practice that led to this landmark success.
“We did it! Defeated (Cross town, established program rival) in 3 intense games. Thank YOU for helping our girls believe in each moment.
Ya! First time in school history – now on to state! Play THURSDAY!”