Making Good Decisions in Poker

In sport psychology, emotions can be understood as different forms of energy. Learning to regulate and channel that energy effectively is one of the five core mental skills of high performance. Mental performance is optimized within an ideal energy zone, unique to each person. Too little energy, and performance will suffer due to boredom and … Continued

Preparing Mentally to Run Your Fastest Race

Most articles and blogs about running your best race give similar advice: Make sure to get there early, dont go out too fast, carbo-load, drink lots of water, get enough sleep, taper your training, lube up your nipples and thighs, etc. And if your goal is simply to enjoy the race and the atmosphere, then … Continued

Mental Tips for Young Golfers

The takeaway. The backswing. The transition. The downswing. The contact. The follow through. These are the mechanics of golf that are taught the first day someone picks up a club. Notice anything missing? The list above is comprised of physical components, but the mental piece fails to be mentioned. Recently, I traveled down to Florida … Continued

How Meditation Can Improve High Pressure Performance

Meditation improves self-awareness, concentration, and self-control. Building these skills will help with performance consistency, particularly in extremely high pressure situations like the ones faced by first responders. When the pressure is on, or when you experience a threatening situation, you instinctively experience a stress response that prompts automatic reactions which tend to decrease your level … Continued

Our Process

When you contact SportStrata, you will first have an informational conversation with one of our performance coordinators. They will find out more about your performance goals and recommend a mental performance coach that best suits your needs. Our coordinators will assist you in arranging your first appointment to sharpen your goals and develop your personalized performance program. Initially, you … Continued

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Performance Coaching

Recently, the SportStrata Performance Coaching team had the opportunity to sit down with the Entrepreneurs Organization Brooklyn chapter, which is a group of entrepreneurs that have been involved in founding and/or owning a company grossing over one million dollars annually. One of the first things that jumped out at me was that this group was … Continued

What is Performance Anxiety?

“I’ve never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies.. I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I’m ready for the moment.” –Stephen Curry Most people think of anxiety as something that happens automatically in response to a stressful event or in anticipation of something bad happening – … Continued

Examples of Mental Performance in Actors

Here are three examples of actors who have made it to the top because of their work on their mindset. Entourage star, Adrian Grenier. “Before I go to an event or a meeting, I’ll prepare for that experience as if it were a show,” says Adrian. “What kind of performance do I want to give … Continued

Improving Imagery Skills with the FDNY

During a recent mental performance workshop with a group of leaders in the FDNY, a critical discussion surfaced about teaching the mental skill of imagery to firefighters as part of the Leadership Under Fire program that the FDNY is implementing. As the discussion progressed, one of the experienced firefighters in the room stated, “We already … Continued