Become Stronger. Physically Mentally  Emotionally

Mental performance coaching helps young athletes' minds to work for them rather than against them

Your Off season Mental training Guide Ebook


This offseason mental training guide is designed for athletes to reflect on the previous season, set goals for improvement in the offseason, and develop an irreplaceable mental skill to incorporate into their mental game going forward 

Michael Murray

Athletic Director & Head Baseball Coach, St. Joseph (Metuchen, NJ) High School

“It has been great having Mike work with our athletics program over the last two years. I have always believed that your habits in athletics permeate other areas of student-athletes’ lives. Mike’s training not only optimizes and gives perspective on the field or court, but also gives our student-athlete strategies to manage all aspects over their demanding academic, athletic, and social demands. Mike blends a perspective as a former athlete, professional outside of the sports industry, parent, and is able to use those touch points to holistically help student-athletes.”

The 4 Step Process to Get Started

1. Appointment

Schedule a free strategy session

2. Strategy

Speak for no more than 30 minutes to determine if we are a fit to work together.

3. Agreement

Establish a mutually agreed upon coaching agreement.

4. start



Working with Mike the last two years have been a great privilege and joy. Mike brought intangibles and a different perspective that was refreshing and outside the box. There were many times as a first year head coach this year where I relied on him heavily for guidance and advice. Mike was able to lead group settings where he got our players to condition their mental toughness and find their emotional strength. Mike was versatile and had a great demeanor as he led our athletes through important conversations and scenarios. We have enjoyed the energy and commitment he brought, as well as his passion for teaching and motivating student-athletes. His ability to listen, comfort our players and share useful techniques enhanced our team’s compatibility as friends and teammates. We are forever grateful for the help that Mike has provided us and he will always have a place with the Saint Joseph’s Falcons.

Jan Cocozziello

Head Basketball Coach, St. Joseph (Metuchen, NJ) High School


Most frequent questions and answers

Mental performance coaching will help your young athlete develop the mental and emotional strategies necessary to reach his or her athletic potential. Perhaps more importantly, mental performance coaching will give your child a competitive edge to succeed at the game of life.

Michael helps clients to develop a tailored approach based upon their needs and capabilities. He tries to help clients build a “toolbox” of skills and strategies that can be employed depending upon the challenges and circumstances they face in competition and everyday life.

Some of the mental performance tools that Michael shares with his clients include:

  • Conscious breathing
  • Constructive self-talk
  • Goal-setting
  • Imagery (i.e., visualization)
  • Journaling
  • Mindfulness meditation

Student-athletes face a variety of distractions and pressures that make it difficult to be their best every day: social media, telephones, comparing themselves to others, etc.

While these things may just seem normal to young people, parents understand that these sneaky roadblocks can hinder a young person’s ability to reach his or her full potential. The last thing that any parent wants is for their child to have regrets about their athletic career or their life.

Generally speaking, young people today have way more resources at their disposal than their parents’ did – trainers, nutritionists, physical therapists, technology tools. It can be very frustrating for parents and coaches when young athletes do not have the motivation, focus of attention, or confidence to get the most out of those resources.

Mental performance coaching offers young athletes and their families the opportunity to conquer distractions, pressures, and mental roadblocks in order to show up at their best every single day.

The path to establishing a mental performance coaching relationship has four clear and simple steps:

  1. Schedule a free strategy call using one of the orange “Let’s Talk” buttons on this page.

  2. Speak for no more than 30 minutes to determine if we are a fit to work together.

  3. Establish a mutually agreed upon coaching agreement.


By simply having a conversation. My experience is that both of us will know pretty quickly in our first discussion whether or not mental performance coaching is a fit for your family. Ultimately, fit is determined by the family’s motivation and whether or not our respective values align. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your goals.

Truthfully, success looks different for every client because each person and situation is unique. That said, mental performance coaching helps young athletes to perceive greater control over their thoughts and emotions leading them to be more self-aware, resilient, focused, relaxed, and confident on and off the field.

I would never categorize an attempt to improve one’s self to ever be anything other than a success. Nevertheless, the greatest risk of not investing in mental performance coaching is regret that something might be “left on the table” in terms of achieving one’s potential.

If I could wave a magic wand, then the ideal result of our work would be helping families produce mature young adults that are ready to handle whatever comes at them in sports or life.

Hopefully, by now, it is clear what mental performance coaching is and what it can do to help your family. However, you may still not be ready to commit to the process just yet. 

To get a better sense of whether mental performance coaching makes sense for your family right now, you can download this Mental Performance Coaching Readiness Questionnaire.

 The questionnaire is brief and should only take a few minutes to complete.

This is what drives and motivates me

Hey coach, hope all is well and a happy holidays to you! I just wanted to let you know that the advice and practice methods you gave me have helped me far beyond just baseball. In everyday life, I look back to the lessons I learned from our meetings and even the small games of catch we had. I’ve been throwing for my high school team and have been enjoying baseball again. Just wanted to reach out and say thank you. 


JG, High School Baseball Client


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