Jay Thooft - Mindset Matters (EP 108)

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Jay Thooft – Mindaet Matters

Today we hear from a coach of the mind, Jay Thooft (@trainwithperc). 

Jay is dedicated to providing developing athletes with the tools necessary to elevate their mental game and perform in the face of stress, pressure, and adversity. Currently, he oversees the mental performance training for 16 organisations in the Greater Denver area in the US and impacts approximately 5000 athletes, performers, executives, business owners, parents, and coaches every year. 

Prior to this, Jay spent several years at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where he worked with some of the world’s best athletes. 

In this conversation, Jay shares his 3-part philosophy to training the mind, where pressure comes from and how to handle it, how he works with parents, the myth of mental toughness, and much more. 

You can check Jay out on his website www.trainwithperc.com or on his awesome YouTube channel.

Jay and I also discuss:

  • The young athlete who first got him excited about working with youth;
  • The importance of developing self-awareness;
  • Over-investment, and the problem that arises when a child attaches too much of their identity to their sport;
  • The importance of taking value-driven actions in the face of emotion;
  • The best advice Jay ever received;
  • Integrating the mental side of sport into the experience; and
  • Much more. 

Download Jay’s free guide for better mental preparation at www.trainwithperc.com/freeguide

Kia ora!

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