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Mental Coaching in Sports helps you to understand how the mind influences your performance. Therefore you need mental strategies to help perform your best in competition.
You feel ready, it's your moment but, something goes wrong, you don't manage to give as much you would have liked or as you could have.

Why does this happen? Sometimes it is something imponderable and therefore not under your control, but more often, almost always, it is a matter of preparation. But I'm not talking about physical or technical / tactical preparation. I'm talking about mental preparation. I'm talking about training your mind to better manage your emotional states and your thinking strategies, so as to be at the maximum of your true potential and be able to finish your performance with a single thought in your head: "I won! Because I gave everything that I was able and wanted to give. " This is the task of an effective Mental Coach: to get you to be always in the right mental conditions to give your very best.

My mission is to help you rediscover the alignment between your true potential and the value you express on the field and during your every performance.

Mental Coach
The ability of an athlete to control the mental component is fundamental in order to best express his / her potential. At a certain level, what makes the difference between great athletes and "ordinary" professionals is that the former are not only mentally strong, but they see things a little faster than the others, succeeding in managing internal and external pressure better.

Now, think of a time when you found yourself under pressure or things were going wrong, or when you found yourself comforting and helping a teammate or colleague.

Think of the most common phrases in each discipline: "stop thinking and play, concentrate, relax, empty your mind, there's still time, keep calm, let's play as if we were nil-nil, don't get nervous, don't give up now, forget about it... "

Phrases that have been repeated since time immemorial on every sports field, at any level. There are those who under pressure manage to give it their all, perfectly controlling their mental state and their emotions, and there are those who sink sharply.

So if every sport is dominated by the mind, why not train with the same intensity with which you train your body?
Mental Coach specialized in supporting sporting, professional and personal performances, in order to improve quality of life.

Expert in the knowledge of the mental mechanisms through which reality is elaborated and of the processes that regulate motivation and communication (both in internal dialogue and in communication with others), in order to enormously improve the relationship both with oneself and with others and the ability to make the most of one's own resources.

He is currently one of the leading sports Mental Coaches in Italian-speaking Switzerland and one of the few to work with professional athletes all over the world.

He has been collaborating for over 18 years with athletes and coaches of different sports disciplines (both individual and team), to achieve significant results in national and international competitions.

Among his various clients are sports clubs, professional athletes and youth potential in different disciplines (hockey, football, tennis, cycling, volleyball, figure skating, golf, light athletics, artistic gymnastics, swimming, basketball, etc.)

Elvis Merzlikins
Zoran Josipovic
Jelena Ostapenko
Caterina Cereghetti
Anastasia Abbagnato
Linda Zanetti
Filippo Colombo
Andrea Bagioli
Federico Iannaccone
Eric Walski
Tazio Peschera
Letizia Martinelli
Nicole Pulcini
Roland Habisreutinger
Karin Palgutova
Giacomo Finocchi
Matteo Tosetti
Michela Brioli
Francesco Laquale
Kevin Schuler
Lorenz Kienzle
Stefano Guidotti
Mattia Cafisi
Ursula Wengenroth Martinelli
Axel Leone
Within sports, mental coaching is often seen as a quick fix to problems that can only have short-term benefits. Coaches and athletes employ sports psychologists and mental coaches to "solve a problem", giving themselves generally 2 or 3 months and, when the problem is not resolved within these times, the mental coach or psychologist is usually the first person to blame.

But mental coaching does not only aim to improve athletic performance - in fact it plays a very important role also in terms of developing interventions that help to protect the mental health of the athlete subjected to the pressure associated with elite sport. It can also involve the teaching of skills and behavioral strategies which are transferable such that athletes can also use them in work and family life.

Coaches and athletes must overcome the idea that the benefits of mental preparation are only for the short term, or that it is only useful when experiencing problems or things are not going well.

I often hear people say, "I have no problems so why should I need a mental coach?". First of all, it shouldn't be a need but a will, and secondly it is not only useful for helping when things go wrong, but also for anticipating and learning to manage one's success.

That's why many athletes see a mental coach every week or on a regular basis: to find out how basic tools such as goal setting, visualization, self-efficacy, relaxation skills and self-dialogue can help improve their performance, and thus learn to become the best possible athlete as well as the best person.

Fausto Donadelli, Sport Performance Mental Coach

Mental Training in Sports and Mental Coaching in Sports helps you to understand how the mind influences your performance.

Therefore you need mental strategies to help perform your best in competition.

I also help athletes improve practice efficiency and focus.

You’ll learn how to mentally prepare for competition and how to take your practice game to competition.

I support you improving your performance using mental training strategies.

Sport Performance Mental Coach

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