These programs are designed to improve their overall Mental Toughness. To perform on “Demand under Pressure” athletes need to learn and develop the right attitude and mindset that will allow them to create the right focus and feeling so that their innate abilities and skills will shine through when they need them the most.
At Zone Health & Performance Psychology we are always looking for the most advanced cutting-edge technologies to improve our athletes’ overall mental well-being, awareness and performance. Our facility has a High-Performance Centre that uses sensory equipment that systematically and progressively improves their vision, memory, speed of thought and cognitive abilities. The Cognitive-Perceptual Training Program aims at improving the relationship between the eyes, the brain and the body, resulting in the ability to take in more information to the brain at a quicker rate, have the brain process that information faster and more effectively, resulting in the body’s ability to output quicker and more effective responses under stress and pressure.
This program is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Zone Health & Performance offers age and skill appropriate training for youth, middle school, high-school, university and professional players. We offer year-round training programs that are based on years of research, experience and scientific data.
The High-Performance Centre at Zone Health & Performance can accommodate a wide variety of sports teams. Each team member will receive an initial baseline and go through a circuit of stations that are customized to address the unique needs of each individual team member. The benefits from this program often translate beyond the playing surface and our clients often report that this training has resulted in better academic success and personal achievement because their overall brain-functioning ability has dramatically improved (e.g., enhanced executive function and working memory, heightened brainwave and processing speed, improved decision-making, problem solving & multitasking, improved concentration & awareness, filtering of distractions, etc.).Our goal is to help each player achieve their short- and long-term goals. The training environment is professional, innovative, friendly and designed to meet the diverse performance needs of our clients. Sessions are 1 hour each. Training 1x time per week is sufficient to reach your goals, but we recommend training 2-3x times per week to improve even faster.
Over the past 3 decades as a player, technical coach, and mental coach at the amateur, collegiate, and professional level I have discovered the 7 core mental skills that need to be developed and nurtured if an athlete and team wants to reach the pinnacle of their sport:
If you examine the best athletes and teams in the world and the culture that they have developed within their organization you will quickly realize that “Success Leaves Clues”. Over the course of a season Zone Health & Performance will conduct mental training workshops for your team on each of the 7 C’s of Mental Toughness and provide the practical tools and exercises that foster the Emotional Intelligence and Mental Resilience so that each team member will grow not only as an athlete but enhance personal growth and development.
These workshops are ultimately designed to create a “Mindful Athlete”. Team members learn how to address thoughts, emotions, senses, body awareness, fear, pressure in a much more productive manner. Athletes who have a better awareness of their thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and the external environment are better equipped to respond to their environment rather than overreacting to external stimuli (e.g., poor officiating, bad weather conditions, hostile crowds, trash talking, etc.). The mental training sessions help each team member to truly understand that the mental game determines the situation, not the other way around. The activities and techniques learned and practiced in the workshops will:
We start by using advanced qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalography) technology that precisely measures your unique brainwave activity. It is performed to investigate brain wave patterns associated with concentration and attention.
The assessment usually takes between 3-4 hours and consists of:
Zone Health & Performance Psychology is proud to partner with Cambridge Brain Sciences. They are a leading provider of cognitive assessment tools for clinicians and medical practices, providing scientifically-validated cognitive tasks that produce objective measures across multiple cognitive domains.
A series of Cognitive Performance tests that provide objective and quantifiable measures of: