Coaching Mental Performance Series

Coaching Mental Performance Series2023-11-02T20:46:18-05:00

The goal of the Coaching Mental Performance Series is to equip coaches with the understanding to help athletes further understand their own motivation and underlying strengths, necessary adaptations, and underlying needs in sport.

Mental performance is a key aspect of sport as athletes learn and grow within the volleyball domain. Coaching Mental Performance is about arming coaches with knowledge and tools to better facilitate growth and development in their athletes. Beyond the technical and tactical skills of sport, coaches can facilitate mental and emotional growth on the court that serves athletes off of the court

This series addresses a different aspect of coaching mental performance in youth athletes each week. Coaches have access to a handout and talking points to guide them through the various elements of coaching mental performance with their team(s).

Club Directors, Club Coaches and Junior Volleyball Educators have the resources to provide a Coaching Mental Performance program below. Begin with Part 1.

Meet Rob Samp, LPC

Rob Samp is the Mental Performance Coach for MOD Volleyball, a JVA member club in Chicago, Illinois. He currently holds the title of LPC within the State of Illinois, utilizing EMDR and Brainspotting to work with complex PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety around Cook County, IL. Rob has nearly a decade of coaching experience at the junior and collegiate level. He is grateful to be continuing his pursuit for facilitating performance excellence within MOD, as well as the universities around the Chicagoland area. Click here for Rob Samp’s contact information and website.

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