sports performance

Today's sports are highly competitive and the skills and raw talent are similar among individuals – what's called a floor effect.  At Google this might be IQ, on the football field it is IQ, speed, strength, etc. (NFL combine measures).  The cognitive capacities that manage attention and the emotional centers of the brain that drive peak performance (and X-Factor qualities) are largely untrained and therefore offer the largest margin for increasing performance at all levels of sport (high school, college, professional).


Whether it is preparing for the NFL combine, your rookie year in the NBA, nationals, Olympic Trials, or your own PR; TierOne will give you the performance and emotional edge over your competition.


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Emotional Stability and Pro-social Behavior


Many athletes have experienced struggles during life that impact their performance both on and off the field.  These difficulties can manifest in increased penalties, conflict with coaches and teammates, illegal behavior, drug use, financial problems, poor academic performance, professional derailment, or a reluctance to go to class and maintain eligibility.


TierOne can give you the tools to recognize and regulate emotion in the moment.  Using emotional intelligence, mindfulness-based training, and social cognitive development; TierOne helps athletes and coaches increase performance, build team cohesion, and improve overall well-being.


Recent scientific research shows that cortisol, released by the body during stressful situations,  significantly impacts performance.  The research showed that emotional intelligence significantly impacts the way the body reacts to stress and reduces the release of cortisol into the body.  The reduced stress effect and increased self-confidence associated with emotional intelligence increases athletic performance in stressful situations.  Talk to TierOne about how to increase your performance through emotional intelligence.




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In the picture above, a billion neurons are firing, a thousand decisions are being made in a split second, and emotion is driving behavior up and down the line of scrimmage.  Whatever your sport, TierOne Performance Consulting can help improve individual and team performance through science-based methods.  Most athletes only focus on the physical aspect of their sport, but recent research in psychology and neuroscience has shown that the mind is much more instrumental to performance than previously believed.

Learn to Manage the Stress that Degrades Performance

"It’s one thing to tell your athletes to be mentally tough, yet another thing to teach them HOW to be mentally tough.  Dr. Dutch and his TierOne program teach you HOW to teach your athletes to be mentally tough – giving your athletes the ability to keep their minds on what matters NOW, in the stress of the moment, in the heat of competition."


Sheri Goodwin, NAIA All-American Runner
High School Cross-Country and Track Coach

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Where mental toughness and poise are built

Improve

  • Overall Performance
  • Focus
  • Reaction Times
  • Resilience
  • Decision Making
  • Team Work
  • Class Attendance/Academic Performance
  • Prosocial Behavior
  • Reduce Negative Thinking
  • Increase Confidence

Maximizing Team and Individual Performance


Pete Carroll, Coach, Seattle Seahawks.  "The foundation of performance is trust and confidence, which allows you to focus.  I try to develop the confidence of the whole team so that they can perform without fear and play the way they're capable of." 


We're a relationship-based system.  It's based on our ability to interact with our players, to understand their needs, and, through those relationships, figure out how best to help them.  That's why we get such a great return from our guys because, after awhile, they know how consistent we are and that we're going to be there for them"


Michael Gervais, Psychologist, Seattle Seahawks.  "Pete is the only coach I know who has created a shared language between the coaches and the players that's completely grounded in the science of psychology."


Gervais teaches meditation, what the Seahawks call "tactical breathing."  The Seahawks method is a sophisticated blend of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral training to develop a "full presence and conviction in the moment."


"Confidence is the cornerstone of great performance, and it comes from just one place:  what we say to ourselves.  It must be grounded in credible conversations with yourself, which means you have to have a disciplined mind.  Part of the training is being mindful, on a moment-to-moment basis, of whether your are building or taking away from your confidence.  The second part is being able to guide yourself back to the present moment and adopt a positive mindset about what is possible."


Receiver Doug Baldwin struggled with negative thoughts that hampered performance when he started with the Seahawks.  He credits the mindfulness training for improving his performance.


Free Safety Earl Thomas used mind training to change his approach to the game and his life.  "It's an inner thing.  When you're quiet and don't say anything, you start to see the unseen.  That's why people need to be observant and listen.  When I turned my ears to listening, I improved, personally, and in everything."  Thomas says you have to meditate, "That's how you get into the flow."


TierOne can give you the tools to recognize and regulate emotion in the moment.  Using emotional intelligence, mindfulness-based training, and social cognitive development; TierOne helps athletes and coaches increase performance, build team cohesion, and improve overall well-being.


Put Your Mind on What Matters


Quotes courtesy of Mindfulness Magazine