Learn how to stop putting bandaids on bullet holes.

Do you have any athletes on your team who struggle with confidence?

Do you have any athletes who panic or overthink?

Do you have any athletes who get derailed by adversity?

Athletes are human and a lot of them get into their own heads, as we all do. So yes, whether you’re aware of it or not, players you are currently coaching are struggling with confidence, they’re panicking, overthinking and don’t know how to deal with adversity.

Dr. Cassidy Preston, a Mental Performance Coach who primarily works with professional athletes & high-performing executives, is here to help.

Preston, a former OHL & pro hockey player, combines his personal experiences with the current research in sport and performance psychology to create relatable and practical strategies for his clients to apply. He shared solutions for coaches to help athletes struggling to be at their best during a fantastic 15-minute presentation at TCS Live in Ann Arbor last summer.

“You as a coach, you want to help your players play well. But saying things like ‘believe in yourself’, ‘toughen up,’ or ‘be positive,’ are the outcomes we want, they’re not the how-tos. I call that putting bandaids on bullet holes.”

In this presentation, Preston, who is also the founder of CEP Mindset and co-host of the Beyond the X’s & O’s Podcast – sponsored by The Coaches Site, introduces a three-step solution so coaches can learn how to effectively communicate and help their players optimize their performance and well-being.

This video is available exclusively to members of The Coaches Site.

Beyond the X’s and O’s Coaching Webinar

Want to learn more about how to help your players with their mental game? Cassidy Preston and Chris De Piero, Senior High-Performance Coach and The Coaches Site contributor, are hosting a FREE live webinar on November 24th at 1 pm PT, 4 pm ET.

The webinar, titled How to Mentally Prepare Your Team & Develop the ‘Human’ Skills of Leadership, covers how to build a resilient, confident, and cohesive team. Specifically, you will learn:

  • How to get your team consistently into attack mode
  • How to get your players to step up when adversity strikes, instead of shrinking in and shutting down
  • How to optimize your impact as a leader by implementing 3 key behaviours

If you can’t attend live, make sure you still register so you can get access to the recording. But we encourage you to attend live as it will be interactive. Preston and De Piero will be answering your questions on how to implement the concepts & strategies with your team.


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Cassidy Preston

Dr. Cassidy Preston is a Mental Performance Coach that works with elite athletes, teams, & high-performing executives. Cassidy is also the founder of CEP Mindset and is dedicated to shifting the culture of sport away from limiting beliefs and back towards the love of the game.

Cassidy specializes in creating relatable and practical strategies by combining his personal experiences as a former OHL & PRO hockey player, with the current research in Sport & Performance Psychology. He continues to expand the CEP team of Mental Performance Coaches to help as many athletes as possible optimize their performance and well-being.

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