A typical sports person that takes my course is my friend Dan.
He wanted to become better in track and field. Dan was already good but was after many years of training lacking the joy and confidence in his sport. He was training hard but did not get the results he thought he deserved. At practice, he thought if it was worth it and his practice often started out with an awful state of mind. Not a good way to improve!
We talked a lot about how the attitude while practicing and competing was the most important focus he was going to have the next three months.
I gave him tools to do this (so many coaches say things but never give you the HOW) and his joy for the sport took off. Now he is competing on a much higher level just a few months after changing direction. A route that mainly consisted of changing how and what he focused on.
When I played myself on the professional tennis tour, I knew the mental aspect of the game was as important as the other “stuff.” The tools that were out there then was often old fashion and very annoying.