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Industry Leaders Mental Training Inc and iSoccerPath Partner to Benefit US Soccer Players

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PLEASANTON, Calif. – May 21, 2016 – PRLog — Mental Training Inc. (MTI) is pleased to announce its partnership with iSoccerPath, the premier education and evaluation company for families of prospective college soccer student at…

Vocal Cord Dysfunction- Recover and Return to Sport Fast!

In 2012, my first athlete diagnosed with Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) walked in my office door.  It was steep and fascinating learning curve for me, but my client had done her homework and had a pretty good idea how I could help her.  Together we researched and put a plan together…and…

The Invisible Injury

It’s no secret that injury rates in youth sports are exploding. ACL tears have gotten a lot of attention in the media. According to US Youth Soccer, females are indeed more susceptible to ACL injuries; most studies report that females are 4-8 times more likely to tear this ligament. With…

BIG Game Mentality

As a Mental Skills Coach I get asked about winning a lot.

Recently I had a discussion with a client about “BIG game” performance. Nate is a tennis player who is on track to compete in the 2016 Olympic games. He came to me because his performance struggles in big tournaments. He is a…

 

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Tracy Maurer

Tracy Maurer

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Erika has been a tremendous help throughout my life and competitive career in the equestrian sport of barrel racing. Barrel racing is a high speed agility event that requires quick physical and mental fitness.
Being an equestrian and a quality competitor, in many sports she understands the challenges and rewards horses bring to the team. She is a calm, reassuring, realistic coach that has held me accountable to my own goals in a non pressurized manner. She knows the the stresses the outside world can place on any athlete child or adult.
She has an abundance of “tools” she shares to mentally calm and focus oneself. She can easily help a youngster along with their parent as she can a professional athlete at the top of their game.
I have also had the privilege to be a student and a partner with her in horsemanship clinic I have hosted. She was a professional coach that laughed with us and felt our fear. She was able to give me and my students skills to change our mindsets that changed our emotions to a beneficial state.
I do highly recommend her to anyone wishing to enhance their performance!!
Update 4/28/2016
Competed at a Barrel Race after a 7 month lay up.
I was calm and focused. I won a check!! Thanks Erika!

Dallas Jaye

Dallas Jaye

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Erika Carlson is among the elite in the Bay Area in regards to mental conditioning/training realm. What she does helps athletes of any age, sport, level, etc. I consulted her as a youth athlete struggling with confidence and was coached to not only gain my confidence again, but to become a more well rounded athlete that was mentally tough. Time with her allowed me to deal with the adversities and grind that come with athletics, which is an aspect in sports that is not worked on at practice. The mental side of the game is just as important, if not more, than the physical, tactical, or technical, and Erika knows how to unlock that potential. I credit her with helping me navigate my way through my youth soccer career, which allowed me to play at the collegiate level the past 4 years and today as a professional athlete.