Brian Alexander

Brian Alexander is a mental skills coach who combines eight years of experience as an Olympic level water polo athlete, a master's degree in sport psychology, and business leadership training and coaching from The Ken Blanchard Companies to partner with athletes and performers of all ages and levels. "My passion is to empower others to succeed in life, athletics, performance, and daily activities. My personal mission statement is to be a genuine and honest leader who collaborates with and learns from others in order to find a mutual personal level of excellence physically, mentally, and spiritually."
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Sports Psychology: Journey to Achieving a Successful Outcome

Posted by Brian Alexander on Jun 19, 2017 8:15:00 AM

This month’s edition of Sports Psychology is for coaches and individual athletes who want to plan for success and set long-term goals with short-term objectives.

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Topics: Sport Science

Coaching Away the Athlete’s Inner Critic

Posted by Brian Alexander on May 15, 2017 8:35:00 AM

 

When it comes to winning, a positive attitude beats a negative attitude almost every time in sports. In team sports, the impacts teammates make on each other are even more important for the way they play together. Naturally, athletes who behave in a collaborative, engaging, and enthusiastic manner attract others toward them, especially if they perform at a high level.

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Topics: Sport Science

Imagery Enhances Consistent Peak Athletic Performance

Posted by Brian Alexander on Apr 17, 2017 9:42:44 AM

This month’s edition of Sports Psychology is a further look into the Perform Phase of the Learn, Plan, Perform Model. This article focuses on imagery for peak performance, though this skill can be used at any time throughout the Learn, Plan, Perform model. Athletes can use this skill to learn how to perform in the present moment with the automatic knowledge stored from it.

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Topics: Sport Science

Sport Psychology Case Studies: Coaching High Performing Teams

Posted by Brian Alexander on Mar 21, 2017 6:45:00 AM

This month’s edition of Sport Psychology focuses on how to coach a team that has made it to the Performance Stage. This is the stage in which the team has come together around a set of goals and norms, allowing them to play as one unit rather than a group of individuals.

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Topics: Sport Science

Sport Psych: Performing to Achieve Team Success

Posted by Brian Alexander on Feb 15, 2017 8:05:00 AM

This month’s edition of Sport Psychology rounds out the final stage in the Tuckman (1965) model of team development, the Performance Stage. This is the stage in which the team has come together around a set of goals and norms, allowing them to play as one unit rather than a group of individuals.

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Topics: Sport Science