Based on the extensive one-on-one work I’ve done with Olympic, Collegiate, High School and club level track & field athletes helping them overcome performance fears and slumps and perform to their potential, I’ve developed a hands-on tool for you to gauge your current level of mental toughness and then systematically strengthen your mental muscles!
I’m a pole vaulter and my coach used to joke about me being “fragile” mentally. I guess that’s because when I’d get to a certain height, (12 feet) I’d start to freak out. My mom got me your new book, Using Your Head for Championship Performance and I can’t believe what a difference it has made for me! It has helped me put my over-thinking and doubts aside. I’m much calmer as the bar starts going up and the best part of all is my coach is totally impressed! He keeps asking me who I am and what did I do with Jenna? I don’t even know how to thank you for this book! – Jenna, Florida
- Do you perform better in practice than you do in meets?
- Do you get easily intimidated or psyched out by other athletes?
- Is choking a probelm for you?
- Do you have trouble focusing on what’s important under pressure?
- Are you stuck on a certain time, distance or height and just can’t seem to break through?
- Do you get flooded with last minute negative thoughts?
Hi Dr. G I thought I would let you know that Kelsey and I looked through your workbook a couple of days this week before her Saturday meet. She said she put your ideas to use and it looks like it REALLY worked! She jumped a season PR of 5’1″! We will continue the exercises and hope for an even better meet this coming Friday at her League Championships. Thank you so much for your training programs. They really work! – Lynn, Missouri
Using Your Head… will first help you test your current level of mental toughness and then understand the mental differences between your best and worst performances. It is an important mental toughness workbook for any level athlete who is serious about improving his/her meet performance.
Alan, Just wanted to thank you for helping Abby this past year. Between your workbook and chats, she has made huge improvements. She used to get so nervous pre-race that she would throw up and that would finish her for her race. You taught her how to concentrate on the right stuff and low and behold, she stopped freaking and hasn’t thrown up all season. Not only that, but she PR’ed at Conference, qualified for States and then finished in the top 10 at States! We are so proud of her! Thanks for all your help. – Molly, Minnesota
- Master last minute pre-performance doubts and negativity
- Concentrate like a champion and stay calm under pressure
- Quickly rebound from disappointing races, throws or jumps
- Mentally prepare for that REALLY BIG meet
- Develop WINNING motivation
- Worksheets immediately help you get a handle on effective mental strategies
Dr. G. I run distance and am an overthinker, at least that’s what all my coaches say. They must be right, because I have been struggling with my racing since the summer before my sophomore year in high school. I would think too much before my races and then way too much during the race. As a result my race times have been slow and my practice times good. It frustrated me and was confusing. In the middle of winter track last year I found your ‘Using Your Head workbook for Track & Field!’ I have to say you have opened my eyes and helped me understand what I was doing wrong. But more important, you talked about things I could do to handle the over thinking! Now my race times are just like my practice times and the best news of all is I am being recruited to run in college! I don’t know how to thank you! Your book saved my sport! – Jake, West Virginia
Since big meet performance is 95% mental, you had better have your head on straight when you get ready for the start of that all-important event. “Using Your Head for Championship Performance in Track & Field” will systematically train you to consistently perform your best when it counts the most. It’s a must for athletes who would like to take their performance to the next level.
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