EXACT Sports is a Tough Mudder…

In two months, on May 19, 2013, the staff at EXACT will put their money where their mouth is, literally and physically, by competing in the Chicago Tough Mudder hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces.  The EXACT team will show our ability to #GoMental as we will be tested in all… Continue reading EXACT Sports is a Tough Mudder…

How to Approach Anxiety with Players

Written by Mark Tobin, Ph.D., Principal A basketball team is one point behind as time expires. A player has been fouled with a one and one opportunity. Make both, the team wins. Miss the first, they lose. The player misses the first free throw. Did she choke? The answer is maybe. It depends on whether… Continue reading How to Approach Anxiety with Players

Working with Over-Confidence: Finding Competitive Balance

Author: Mike Margolies Consultant, Sports Psychology Part of the goal in working with athletes either as a sport psychology consultant or as a coach is to produce confident athletes. We know both from practical application and research that confident athletes perform at higher levels than athletes lacking in this competency of Emotional Intelligence (EQ). However,… Continue reading Working with Over-Confidence: Finding Competitive Balance

How to Build Confidence in Athletes

by Dr. Jennifer Gapin Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Health Education at Southern Illinois University  “It’s this wave that you ride, and the greatest athletes in the world either make their peaks and valleys a lot less noticeable or they’re really good at hiding them.” – Mia Hamm Free Guide: The Perfect Email for Recruiting Download our free… Continue reading How to Build Confidence in Athletes

Take it to the Field

by Greg Liberto Bio: Greg Liberto is a Performance Coach at INDARE Golf, professional speaker, and creative writer for the “Thinking Game” blog. With Take it to the Field, we seek to give our coaches the best possible guidance on exercises to utilize with their players to improve their psychological approach. Building confidence in your… Continue reading Take it to the Field

A Letter From the Editor

by Simon Clements, Director, EXACT Sports Welcome to the first edition of the Go Mental eJournal.  As I’ve traversed the country speaking to coaches about their ongoing challenge of player development, it’s become clear that there is no accessible publication currently available that provides coaches with ongoing guidance on the psychological frontier. EXACT has built… Continue reading A Letter From the Editor

The Wonderlic: Utility & Flaws in Athlete Assessment

Success in the NFL and other sports consists of four core factors: At EXACT we often get asked about the merits of the “Wonderlic” in measuring football IQ.  As experts in modeling & predicting human athletic performance, we have extensive insight about ‘mental’ evaluations.  EXACT’s own psychological/neurocognitive toolkit is relied on by over 60 professional sports… Continue reading The Wonderlic: Utility & Flaws in Athlete Assessment