Course Description

In the HeadStartPro Coaching Course, you will learn how to help your athletes manage the internal and external distractions that can take them 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 HeadStartPro coaching tools. The course also comes with a coaches resource guide to help you plan and practice these mental training skills with your team.

Learning Design

The HeadStartPro Coaching 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 tools to add to your coaching toolkit that will help you bring mental training to your athletes. What’s more? We even have athlete resources to help you jumpstart the learning with your team.
Learning Design

Meet Your Instructor

  • Mike  Shaw

    Mike Shaw

    Mike Shaw, a UBC Okanagan alumni and national-level coach, comes to HeadStartPro from a decorated career in freestyle skiing. Following a severe skiing accident in 2013, Mike had to leave the sport he loved. Giving up his passion was difficult, but Mike picked himself up, and now takes what he’s learned from trauma to make a difference and help others. He is a subject matter expert in performance coaching and injury prevention. He’s developed strategies that use positive psychology to help people achieve their full potential and excel in the face of adversity. He’s made it his mission to inspire others to take action and achieve their full potential with HeadStartPro.

Course Curriculum