Introducing: The Athlete Mental Skills Combine (AMSC) ($699 and up)
The AMSC is a service many professional athletes may use to gauge their skill sets, review their progress, and/or get a comprehensive opinion on their development thus far. It is a comprehensive service involving two or more consultations with the athlete. The combine incorporates a review of each athlete’s history in their sport, including a review of international rankings (IAAF, FINA, NFL (free agency assessment), etc).
Key successes, performance breakdowns, upcoming challenges, and both process and outcome goals are discussed at length. In addition, mental toughness is evaluated in a number of ways. The AMSC may include interviews with coaches or support staff, agents, or representatives. The program includes analysis of mental skills, strengths, and a review of objectives going forward. Particular attention is paid to acquiring greater confidence in meeting challenges going forward.
The follow-up report is presented with a synopsis of mental skills required for advancement in their chosen sport. The AMSC discussion includes recommendations for future training, video resources, articles, TED talks, learning exercises, and recordings designed to equip each athlete with a clear understanding of ‘how’ best to continue their mental game development. This process takes about 4 hours time-on-task. It will help each athlete understand the process of achieving excellence in their mental game and how best to proceed. The role sport plays in their life is always central to the discussion for every athlete is a person first, and some fulfill many roles (husband, wife, son, daughter, father, mother, etc.)
Dr. Stephen Walker’s consulting work includes storytelling, case studies and providing models for achievement (at every level). He is known for on-site consulting programs (competition and practices), and a vast data base from athlete assessments he’s conducted over the past 20 years.