MACH 4® Mental Training System for Coaches/Teams
HOW CAN THE MACH 4 MENTAL TRAINING SYSTEM® HELP COACHES?
The MACH 4 Mental Training System is a fun, fast, easy, effective way to teach coaches how to create mentally and physically stronger athletes, improve their interactions with the athletes, produce immediate positive results, increase winning percentages, improve performance under pressure, enhance team chemistry, manage individual personalities, and teach dynamic strategies for creating a positive learning environment. Most coaches do not take the time to train their athletes’ minds at the same time they work on the physical skills of the game. Mental training does not have to be complicated, it does not have to be theoretical, and it does not have to be boring. Mental training is the quickest way to improve performance. When coaches take responsibility for the emotional and mental training of their athletes, then they will have the complete package.
WHY IS THE MACH 4 MENTAL TRAINING SYSTEM IMPORTANT FOR COACHES?
How many hours each week does a coach spend coaching in practice? How many hours each week does a coach spend coaching in competition? All coaches spend much more time coaching in practice than in competition. Why not incorporate mental training into practice? The MACH 4 Mental Training System is important for coaches because it is easy to learn and teach, it will produce immediate improvement, and it is easy to incorporate into practice sessions. Why not focus on creating mentally strong athletes who can perform when it counts? MACH 4 teaches coaches how to educate their athletes; just like teaching technique, coaches can teach mental skills to help their athletes perform more easily and effortlessly with less chance of injury. Everything is easier with MACH 4.
WHAT MAKES THE MACH 4 MENTAL TRAINING SYSTEM UNIQUE FOR COACHES?
Most sport psychology consultants have minimal or no experience playing at the highest level of their sport, or being #1 in the world in their sport. Dr. Anne Smith, a trained psychologist, #1 in the world in doubles in 1980 and 1981, #12 in the world in singles in 1982, winner of 10 Grand Slam doubles and mixed doubles titles, mental training consultant for Harvard University’s women’s tennis team and coach of the WTT Boston Lobsters, knows what it takes to help coaches reach their goals and inspire their players to succeed. MACH 4 is unique because it teaches how to develop empowering relationships between parents, coaches, and players, and how to easily incorporate mental training into practice. MACH 4 positively impacts behaviors in and away from competition. It is more than just about sport or competition; MACH 4 makes a difference in people’s lives. MACH 4 helps people become better people. It builds respect, improves communication, enhances emotional control, increases self discipline, and creates better relationships. Life becomes easier, more rewarding and more fun using the MACH 4 techniques. Everyone can learn how to empower themselves and others by creating the best win-win situations.
WHAT BENEFITS DOES THE MACH 4 MENTAL TRAINING SYSTEM PROVIDE TO COACHES?
MACH 4 teaches coaches how to:
• define, learn and teach mental toughness skills.
• teach their players how to perform better under pressure.
• integrate mental training into practice sessions.
• increase their players’ self-esteem and confidence.
• manage team relationships.
• manage individual personalities.
• improve team chemistry.
• identify emotions that help their players win.
• teach their players a winning mindset.
• identify thoughts and behaviors that hold their players back.
• teach rituals that help their players win.
WHAT USPTA MASTER PRO MIKE VAN ZUTPHEN IS SAYING ABOUT THE MACH 4 MENTAL TRAINING SYSTEM
Excellence with simplicity is the word that comes to mind when I devoured Anne Smith’s MACH 4 mental training. I have read Jim Loehr and many others and this is by far the best and most simple method ever. The bible of mental training, she addresses the process of development and not the destination. The educational range with customization for personality types with increased personal development and effectiveness with tennis the goal. I have personally seen increases in mental proficiency with increases in skill or drill level difficulty. She has definitely met the challenge of increasing success and confidence by developing a training plan that works. The key is it works for every level of player & sport from beginner to advanced and that is the miracle and genius of her and Bev Raws’ System. The plan is simple mental proficiency, learning behavior/ skills, experiment and practice, execution and follow-up with review. Why not mentally train while you are physically training? I have personally benefited and thank God for this revelation in mental training and personal development.
Mike Van Zutphen, Head Pro at Mesa Country Club in Mesa, Arizona, USPTA Master Professional, 4 time SWPTA Professional of the Year, 2 time SWPTA Coach of the Year, 2 time Recipient of USTA Community Service Award, USPTA National Tester