Course Description

In the HeadStartPro Athlete Course, you will learn how to manage the internal and external distractions that can take you out of the moment. Often, when an athlete makes a performance error in a practice, game, or competition, it is not due to a lack of skill but due to a lapse in focus.
Course Description
In this course, you will learn about the four mental and physical states that can take athletes out of the moment: rushing, frustration, fatigue, and complacency. These states can negatively affect performance and increase the risk of injury. You will learn how to manage the four states with our 'critical error reduction techniques' and a set of mental training tools.

Learning Design

The HeadStartPro Athlete Course consists of video lessons, HeadStart Stories from amateur and professional athletes, and workbook-style reading. There are quizzes along the way and a final exam to test comprehension. At the end of the course you will have a new set of skills, tools, and techniques to enhance performance and prevent injuries.
Learning  Design

Meet Your Instructor

  • Hunter Visser

    Hunter Visser

    Hunter Visser is a former World Cup Halfpipe skier who came to the world of performance and safety-education after sustaining a career-ending concussion. Since retiring from skiing competitively, Hunter has spent his time developing performance and safety curriculum for athletes and students of all ages. Hunter began learning about mental focus and the importance of presence-of-mind as a high-performance athlete. After sustaining multiple severe injuries during his skiing career, Hunter understands what it takes to ‘bounce back’ and how important it is to keep focused in the moment to prevent an accident. In his spare time, he finds himself at home in the mountains, on his skis, mountain bike or snowmobile. As an avid yogi and musician, Hunter uses HeadStart as a simple tool to share his passion for mindfulness with coaches and athletes.

Course Curriculum

  • 2
    Chapter 2 - The State to Error Pattern
    • Instructional Video 2.1
    • Video 2.1 Questions
    • Instructional Video 2.2
    • Kristi Richards - HeadStart Story
    • HeadStart Story Quiz - Kristi Richards
    • Kristi Story Recap
    • Q&A Chapter 2
    • Closing Comments
  • 3
    Chapter 3 - Critical Error Reduction Techniques
    • Instructional Video 3.1
    • Chad Moeller's HeadStart Story
    • HeadStart Story Quiz - Chad Moeller
    • Q&A Chapter 3
  • 4
    Chapter 4 - Static Performance Errors
    • Instructional Video 4
    • Burton's HeadStart Story
    • Burton - HeadStart Story Quiz
    • Q&A Chapter 4
  • 5
    Chapter 5 - Dynamic Performance Errors
    • Instructional Video 5
    • Sarah Vicatetti's HeadStart Story
    • HeadStart Story Quiz - Sarah Vicaretti
    • Q&A Chapter 5
  • 6
    Chapter 6 - CERTs to Enhance Performance
    • Instructional Video 6
    • Simon D'artois' HeadStart Story
    • Q&A Chapter 6
  • 7
    Chapter 7 - Mental Tools to Enhance Performance
    • Instructional Video 7.1
    • Instructional Video 7.2
    • Q&A Chapter 7
    • Closing comments
    • Final Test

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Reviews

  • HeadStartPro Athlete course

    Dana Dusevic

    Well laid out, interactive, fantastic resource. Really appreciated the the print out guide to follow when implementing the techniques in the future.

    Well laid out, interactive, fantastic resource. Really appreciated the the print out guide to follow when implementing the techniques in the future.

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  • Good tool for developing self-awarness

    Geoff Hackett

    HeadStartPro provides athletes and coaches with fundamental skills in developing self-awareness in their sport environment. Their terminology provides a soli...

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    HeadStartPro provides athletes and coaches with fundamental skills in developing self-awareness in their sport environment. Their terminology provides a solid structure for an athlete to base their sport experience with the HeadStart context, and the anecdotal videos provide good examples of how the error causing states can negatively impact sport performance. This online program is a good tool to open an athlete's awareness to the mental factors that can impact their sport performance, and opens the possibility for more specific mental skill training when the athlete has a grasp of the self-awareness skills the program advocates. The online format makes it easy to go at your own pace with the program.

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  • Excellent course!

    Sean Soper

    As an Outdoor Education teacher and coach for various youth sports programs, I found this course to be very worthwhile. It is interesting, insightful, and p...

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    As an Outdoor Education teacher and coach for various youth sports programs, I found this course to be very worthwhile. It is interesting, insightful, and provides practical strategies for helping to coach my students and athletes to be more mindful, prevent injuries, and enhance performance. I highly recommend it!

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  • HeadStartPro Coaching Course

    Rob Williams

    Great course. Lots of useful information.

    Great course. Lots of useful information.

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MENTAL TRAINING, ON YOUR TIME

  • Practical techniques & tools to enhance mindfullness, awareness, and focus

  • Accessible & affordable training for athletes

  • Learn from real “HeadStart Stories” told by amateur & professional athletes

  • Earn a HeadStartPro Athlete Certificate

  • Take your game to the next level with best-in-class mental training

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