Ever feel like you don't the have the confidence to Just Play?
In BIG moments do you struggle to Just Play?
Does it feel like it's impossible to Just Play?
You hear it from your coaches, teammates, and parents. Just Play. We get it. Easy to say. Way harder to do. It takes courage to admit you don’t have all the answers. You are in the right place. We know athletes have strength and resilience. We have the experience and know how to help you figure out your obstacles and adjustments you need to build and train mental fitness that lasts.
Athletes use personal trainers and skill specialists to improve our physical skills. Athletes rarely get detailed information on how to train their mind. You will get what you need with us. We know mental fitness is essential to becoming a complete athlete. Let us help you build the confidence you need to excel in sports and in life. We’ve done it over and over again. 1000's of athletes have trained with us. Be the next. Take action. Start your journey to beoming the complete athlete who can Just Play.
The Key – Just Start.
Speak up. Learn how to maximize the power of your mind.
Let's work together to teach you the must have skills and tools you need to play through the adversity that comes with being an athlete. We will build a personalized system to help you be the athlete you want to be! As athletes ourselves, we get it. And with over 20 years of experience, we know how to help you achieve your goals.
We don't use a cookie cutter approach. We use a framework to guide our sessions, but tailor them to address your unique challenges and your sport. We'll teach you how to play through difficult emotions like a pro and problem-solve so you can stay mentally fit for big moments. Our program improves your mental game, enhances your physical skills and gives you the ability to self coach in sports and life.
It's time to take everything to a whole new level! Join us and let's have some fun while we work to help you just play and be you when you need it most.
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Meet Our Staff
Hans C Skulstad, MA LMFT
Enjoys working with athletes and their families in all sports and at all levels in order to help them achieve their athletic and life goals.
Jennie Gorres, MS LMFT
Jennie has a powerful interest in sports and competition, dating back to the day when she was a leader of her high school sports team.
MA Mental Conditioning Coach
Carrissa Wolyneic provides mental skills training to athletes. She has a master’s degree from St Mary’s
John Kaiser, MA LMFT
John brings a unique set of experiences to the table. He has been a Minnesota State High School League referee for 18 years.
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“The Center For Sports and the Mind has helped our team to face the challenges of our season. With the help of their staff, our players and coaches have benefited from their knowledge of the mental side of the game and their ability to put that knowledge into practice.”
- Les Larson
The Breck School Boys Head Hockey Coach 2009 and 2010 Boys 1A State Champions
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve never asked for help for my mental game. I’thought I should do it alone. Aren’t athletes who need mental fitness training considered weak or even crazy??
How can you help me when my friends, coaches, and family know me better and can talk me through things?
How does it work? What expectaions do you have of your athletes?
How long will it take?
I want to get the most out of coaching. What can I do to help?
Our mission for the Center for Sports and The Mind is…to advance and strengthen athletic mental performance. To accomplish our mission we follow these guiding principles: 1) Learning. Sports teach valuable lessons and we are dedicated to helping you learn. 2) Character. Athletic competition develops character and we will help you build yours. 3) Professionalism. We are professional, and love what we do, and you will see it in all we do. 4) Fun – Sports are the best when we have fun. You will have fun when you learn with us.
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