Ami Strutin Belinoff, M.A

Ami is a licensed mental health clinician and specializes in sport psychology. He focuses on the whole athlete, on and off the court. He uses a full range of techniques in cognitive-behavioral, goal-oriented, and mindfulness practices to craft the whole athlete. Exercises such as self-awareness coaching, visualization, motivational imagery, deep diaphragmatic breathing and positive self-talk are key elements to his approach. His proficiency in assessment, intuition and a deep respect for the body/mind connection drive his methods. His continued participation in beach volleyball, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, surfing, and yoga keeps him connected to sports and competition.

Recent Posts

Sport Psychology: Goal Planning

Posted by Ami Strutin Belinoff, M.A on May 30, 2017 12:50:04 PM

Beach Season is Upon Us: Goal planning step by step.

In sports, vision is crucial and it is the center point for which all success and or failure hinges. There will be failures and pitfalls along the way, but resiliency, determination, and persistence are key to long-term success.

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Topics: Sport Science, Volleyball

Mental Resetting in Competition

Posted by Ami Strutin Belinoff, M.A on Apr 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Volleyball Psychology: Being mentally ready happens even before you step on the court

With the season in full swing and Junior Nationals upon us it is vital to cover all your bases to give your team the best chance at winning. This is where competition ramps up and each point is vital. The mental aspects and demands upon a player and team quickly accumulate in high pressure moments.

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Topics: Sport Science, Volleyball

Volleyball Psychology: 5 Mental Steps to Tournament Success

Posted by Ami Strutin Belinoff, M.A on Mar 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

It’s getting close to that time of the season when teams have put in the hours building their strength and conditioning, perfecting skills sets, and running offensive and defensive schemes. The goal is to translate all that practice into tournament-winning volleyball that is not compromised by nerves or mental errors. We will break down some simple but effective mental skills-training principles to incorporate into your team’s practice as we approach some big tournaments.

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Topics: Sport Science, Volleyball