Performance Excellence Center & Dr. Eddie O'Connor
March 2011
Mental Training in Lansing, MI 


Mental Toughness: The X-Factor in Sports 


In this workshop Sport Psychologist, Eddie O'Connor, Ph.D., 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.  This workshop is open for players 12 years and over as well as parents and applicable to all sports.


Players spend hundreds of hours training and competing and thousands of dollars to improve the physical and tactical elements of the game.  However, a player's performance is often negatively affected by the mental ability of the participant.  This clinic will give you (athlete as well as parents/coaches) tools to become more successful and will help you for the rest of your career.

  • Learn Dr. Eddie's #1 Mental Toughness Rule 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
  • Dr. Eddie doesn't believe in positive thinking! Find out why
  • ... and hear guidelines for excellence in sport parenting 

 Dr Eddie works with all sports

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)


Michigan High School Athletic Association

1661 Ramblewood Drive

East Lansing, MI 48823


Register Here



Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Athletes, what tips have you benefited from most in my workshops or one on one consults?

Coaches, which techniques to improve your athletes' motivation have worked best?

Parents, how has mental training helped your child-athlete (or how have my parenting guidelines improved your relationship with your child and improved his/her performance?)

Please go to my facebook page and post a review. Let me know what works best!

Video: Top Mental Toughness
Strategies for Athletes
Thanks to Bob Kinnison for the interview at Athlete's Audio. This is a great resource for you, where the best sport psychologists in the country create MP3s for YOU!


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In the Media


Why US Soccer Fails To Develop "The Next Big Thing" [2/23/11]


How West MI Psychologist Helps Athletes Be Mentally Tough

Grand Rapids Press [1/31/11] 

Dr. Eddie's Video Tips


More tips and interviews


Individual Consults
Dr. Eddie works with athletes one on one to get you out of your slump or bring your play up to the next level.
It starts with a 90-minute assessment including a measurement of current mental skills strengths and weaknesses.
Team Workshops
Have Dr. Eddie come to your school or practice facility and train your players in mental toughness.
Presentations are always engaging and active. Athletes, coaches and parents will leave the workshop with specific, practical skills they can use at the next practice or game to improve their performance.
Workshops can teach general metal toughness skills or focus specifically on an issue the team is struggling with (e.g., confidence, team chemistry). Workshops for coaches (e.g., "Get the Most Out of Your Athletes") and parents (e.g., "Successful Sport Parenting") are also available.
Not in Grand Rapids?
Dr. Eddie consults with athletes and teams via Skype or phone when travel prevents in person meetings.
Run with a Sport Psychologist
Join Dr. Eddie for a 40-min run at Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids and talk about whatever is on your mind. A great stress management tool: physical exercise AND practical advice on life's daily hassles. What will you talk about? Work, kids, spouse, weight loss, motivation, training? It is up to you.
Call 616.233.3480 today!