A Note From Dr. J

Welcome to the next level!

We're glad to that you're exploring the Mind Right Academy Hybrid Online Training Course! This is a comprehensive program that will improve athletic performance and increase consistency for athletes at every level.

The great part of the Hybrid Program is that it includes face-to-face (ZOOM) access to Dr. J, the course author. In addition to face-to-face coaching, Dr J. will score multiple assessments you take throughout the course and offer personalized feedback.

The Hybid Course is self-paced and can be done on just about any device. The sport and perfromance psychology fundamentals taught in this course will help athletes get to the next level with an advantage over other athletes: a well trained mental game!

There is a registration link at the bottom of the page to sign up and get started! Take a look around! Check Mind Right out on the web, too getyourmindright.us. Our website will tell you more about what we do and allow you to explore face to face and ZOOM training options as well. Follow us on instagram @mind_right_sport_ psychology  for sport psychology insights, inspiration, and all sorts of goodness relating to peak performance.

Course Curriculum

All the mental skills training an athlete needs to get to the next level!

  • 1


    • Welcome and First Things First!

    • Introduction

    • What is Sport and Performance Psychology?

    • The Myth of the Natural

    • 9 Mental Skills of a Successful Athlete Assessment Instructions

    • 9 Mental Skills of Successful Athletes Assessment (Jack J. Lesyk)

    • Survey: Introduction/ What is Mental Skills Training

  • 2

    Mental Toughness

    • Mental Toughness Intro

    • Mental Toughness

    • Mental Skills Assessment -Mental Toughness

    • The 4C Mental Toughness Model

    • Mental Toughness Reflection

    • Survey: Mental Toughness Conclusion

  • 3

    Little Clusters of Neurons

    • Little Clusters of Neurons

    • Deliberate Practice

    • A case study in deliberate practice, automatic behaviors, and experience: Jennie Finch

    • Reflection: Little Clusters of Neurons

    • Survey: Little Clusters of Neurons

  • 4

    Motivation, Self Determination, and the Drive to Thrive

    • Motivation Intro

    • Motivation

    • 2 Kinds of Motivation

    • Self-Determination Theory - The Drive to Thrive

    • Autonomy

    • Autonomy Threats

    • Autonomy Support

    • Core Beliefs Inventory: Autonomy

    • Something to think about... Autonomy

    • Competence

    • Core Beliefs Inventory: Performance

    • Something to think about... Competence

    • Relatedness

    • Core Beliefs Inventory: Belonging

    • Something to think about... Relatedness

    • Self-Determination Theory Conclusion

    • Survey: Motivation, SDT and the Drive to Thrive

  • 5


    • Self-Talk Intro

    • Self-Talk Awareness

    • Self-Talk Assessment (ASTQS) 2

    • Self-Talk 2

    • Self-Talk Questions

    • Self-Talk 3

    • Negative Self-Talk

    • What You Choose to Believe is True

    • Negative Core Beliefs... The Black Hole

    • Common Negative Core Belief Themes

    • The Power of Language

    • Intuitive Self-Talk

    • Controlled Self-Talk

    • What You Say and How You Say It

    • Priming

    • Your Priming Words

    • Building Self-Talk

    • Building Self-Talk

    • Self-Talk in Practice vs. Competition

    • Putting it all Together - 8 Steps to High Performance Self-Talk

    • Survey: Self-Talk

  • 6

    Goal Setting

    • Goal Setting

    • Goal Setting Facts

    • Outcome Goals

    • Kobayashi

    • Process Goals

    • Performance Goals

    • Putting it all Together: The Lily Pad Theory

    • Lily Pad Theory

    • Survey: Goal Setting & The Lily Pad Theory

  • 7


    • DTT Focus 1 Good

    • Focus

    • Focus Control Rating Scale (Orlich)

    • Attention

    • Pink Elephants

    • White Elephants

    • The Hourglass

    • Internal Focus

    • External Focus

    • Internal Vs. External - The Research

    • My Hourglasses

    • Survey: Focus

  • 8

    Arousal/Competitive Excitement Level

    • Activationl/Competitive Excitement Level

    • The Inverted U - The Psyched Up Zone

    • The Nationals

    • The Psyched Out Zone

    • The Playoffs

    • Survey: The Top of the U For You

    • The Top of the U

    • Survey: Arousal/Competitive Excitement Level

  • 9

    Managing Emotion

    • Managing Emotion

    • The Gorilla Maker

    • The Vicious Cycle

    • What You Think/What You Feel

    • Match the Emotion to the Thought

    • The Mountain Lion Story

    • Problem Focus

  • 10


    • Sabertooth Tigers

    • Anxiety

    • Survey: Sport Anxiety (Sports Anxiety Scale - original version)

    • Anxiety: The Signs

    • Future Trippin'

    • Survey: Anxiety and You

    • Overcoming Anxiety

    • The Present

    • A Side Note: Anxiety and Emotional Contagion

    • Survey: Emotion and Anxiety Managment

  • 11


    • General Routine

    • Pre-Performance Routine

    • Sergio Garcia

    • Building Your Routine

    • Survey: Building Your Routine

  • 12


    • Imagery

    • Imagery In Practice and Competition


    • Building Your Imagery

    • Survey: Imagery

  • 13

    The Finish line

    • Congratulations!

    • Copy of 9 Mental Skills of Successful Athletes Assessment (Jack J. Lesyk)

    • The Finish Line

  • 14

    Bonus: Communication and Conflict Management

    • Conflict Styles

    • Conflict Style Assessment (Kilmann)

    • Competing

    • Accommodating

    • Avoiding

    • Collaborating

    • Compromising


  • What benefits will an athlete expect to see from the Drive to Thrive Course?

    The skills learned in the Drive To Thrive Course will help an athlete perform consistently, at the high end of their ability. They will also be equipped with an understanding of theory and science behind how to maximize growth in their physical and mental games.

  • How much time does an athlete have to spend on the course to see results?

    The course is broken up into small, manageable modules completed at the athlete's preferred pace. Each module is a stand alone lesson filled with valuable performance boosting information. The course can be enjoyed from any cell phone, tablet, or computer. It is an easy to use, intuitive platform.

  • Who will benefit from the Drive to Thrive Course?

    Anyone who is looking for a competitive edge. Middle school, high school and college athletes (as well as college coaches) have benefited from the Drive to Thrive Course. Younger athletes in Little League, Pop Warner, and pee wee leagues have also seen benefits. This is especially true for the ones who are playing up. Once sports become competitive, developing a mental edge pays off. No matter what level the athlete is, they will benefit from the things they learn in this course.

  • Where can I learn more about Mind Right Performance?

    To learn more about us, set up a coaching session or call, and connect check out our website: http://www.getyourmindright.us/ Check our our blog: http://mindrightblog.com/

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