Performance Excellence Center & Dr. Eddie O'Connor

January 10, 2010

Hello Friends,

Steve Kaminski of the Grand Rapids Press is doing a feature article on the benefits of sport psychology. He would love to hear how mental toughness training helped you or your child-athlete be their best.

I am on a mission to bring mental toughness and excellence to West Michigan. This article will introduce many to the field of sport psychology and you can be a part of it.

Please e-mail Steve at if you have a story to share to inspire others.

Thank you.

      - Dr. Eddie

Mental Toughness Training

Mental Toughness: The X-Factor in Soccer

 January 19th at Calvin College


I've partnered with SportPartnersUSA who bring innovation to soccer training and development using Rene Meulensteen's (First Team Coach of Manchester United) unique curriculum.


But it isn't just your physical training that counts. Do you also have the mental toughness it takes to play your best soccer?


In this workshop I will teach you to be more determined, focused, confident and in control under pressure. Learn the mental skills and attitudes that you can use immediately at your next practice or game:

  • Learn my #1 Mental Toughness Guideline and play to your potential
  • Find out what is more important than motivation
  • Confidence can be developed. Learn exactly how.
  • Learn the best strategies to performing under pressure
  • I don't believe in positive thinking! Find out why

...and guidelines for excellence in sport parenting


When & Where:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Calvin College Spoelhof Fieldhouse


Cost: Only $25!      Register HERE online





Improving an Athlete's Motivation

Chicago Tennis Workshop
January 14, 2011 


I am a featured speaker at this 2-day annual event. Join me at the Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort in IL.

Contact Gary Bodenmiller to register at 313-886-2944







The best thing about running with friends is relieving stress by talking about your life and hassles.


What if you ran with a psychologist who could

solve those problems?



Run around Reed's Lake with Dr. Eddie

$75 for a 50 min. run

Call 233-3480 to schedule

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What would you talk about if you could run with a psychologist?

I am offering a fun new way to manage your stress or get River Bank Run training tips.

Join me for a run around Reed's Lake in EGR and talk about whatever is on your mind!

$75 for a 50-min run
Call 233-3480
to schedule


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Dr. Eddie 

I am a licensed sport psychologist, Fellow & Certified Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, and listed in the US Olympic Committee Sport Psychology & Mental Training Registry. I present nationally to athletes and team on developing mental toughness and achieving excellence in life. Call 616-233-3480 and have me come out to help your team be their best.