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About Don R.

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Arvada, CO
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Hi!

My name is Don. I am excited that you have chosen to review my sport performance coaching experience and qualifications. I am equally honored that you are considering working with me to improve your own sport performance and enjoyment.

I am a sport, exercise, and performance coach. Although evidence-based applied sport psychology is the primary emphasis in the services I provide, I am also competent, experienced, and excited to provide sport-specific skills training, evidence-based physical training, and evidence-based performance coaching services to athletes, coaches, teams, and parents from a wide variety of sports and sport populations. A unique combination of art and science is an important part of my service delivery framework.

Whether we work on the mental, sport-specific, physical, or performance parts of your
sport, the opportunity to work closely with an individual player, coach or team to help them succeed and enjoy their sport performance and lives more fully is something I consider to be very special and a privilege.

A few of the sports where I have been successful in helping players, coaches, teams, parents of athletes, and others include baseball, bicycle racing, high school cross country and track, high school diving, diving, motocross, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and ski racing.

A few things about me. I live in Arvada, Colorado, I am married, and we have two boys. I first experienced the joy of sport as a very young person, and that joy and passion is still with me today. As an athlete I have trained and competed in a variety of sports throughout my life including baseball, football, basketball, tennis, and ski racing. In addition, I raced motocross for over 10 years. Currently, I compete in racing road bicycles. However, it is with the sport of baseball that I have the most experience, both as a player and coach.

My baseball coaching experience includes competitive youth baseball (Pomona Mudcats, Record: 154-66, three World Series appearances and ten major tournament wins), high school junior varsity and varsity baseball (Colorado 5A State Champions), and college baseball (Regis University NCAA Division II). In all three of these programs I was involved with in- and out-of season strength and conditioning. In addition, I was instrumental in designing and teaching mental skills programs.

In addition to significant baseball coaching experience, I am a former Certified Level 3 USA Cycling Coach (and current competitive road racing cyclist). Not only have I safely and effectively increased the muscular strength, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, and speed of cycling athlete-clients, but I have successfully helped cyclists with the mental aspect of training and racing bicycles.

My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with minors in kinesiology (exercise science) and psychology. I have a recent master’s degree in sport psychology, where my master’s degree thesis examined the sources and types of sport-confidence in a sample of recreational and competitive youth baseball players. Lastly, I am currently enrolled in a PhD program in General Psychology, with a continued focus on sport and performance psychology.

While I am competent and comfortable working with athletes of both genders, athletes of all ages and abilities, and culturally diverse athletes, my primary area of research interest is with youth and high school age student-athletes. As such, my doctoral thesis will likely address a topic within this important sport population.

Please see my Profile for additional educational achievements.

The opportunity to work closely with you to provide sport performance coaching services falls under four areas: applied sport psychology (mental skills), sport-specific skills training, physical training, and life performance coaching. In our work together, we can focus on any one or all of these areas. It is up to you and what you would like to accomplish.

As an athlete do you have doubts about your sport performance before or during competition? Do you perform better in practice than in games? Do you feel so nervous before or during a game that you don't play as well as you could? Do you lose focus during critical times of the game? As a coach do recognize these things in your players or yourself? Parents, do you notice some of these signs in your son or daughter?

If you answered 'Yes' to one or more of these questions, then the applied sport psychology, mental skills, or psychological readiness training that we can work together on will likely provide some help toward playing or coaching at a higher performance level and with more joy and passion.

Most athletes, coaches, and parents of athletes recognize the importance of the mental game in sport. Surprisingly, many mistakenly consider the state of their mind and behavior to be a random performance factor over which they have little control.

However, as we work together on sport psychology approaches to developing the mental aspects of training and competition, I am confident you can consistently achieve your best performances by being psychologically ready to compete.

Some of the mental aspects we can work together on include mental toughness, self-confidence, motivation, focus, imagery, self-talk, coach- and parent- created motivational climate, coach-player relationship, and parent-athlete relationship.

Aside from the mental aspects, addressing the physical aspects means we can work on helping you get stronger, faster, quicker, and more agile for your specific sport.

For the skills training part, we can work to improve the exact skills that are used in your sport, such as pitching, hitting, or fielding.

Finally, if you want to work together on the life performance area, we can address those other things that are part of your life in and outside of sport.

Importantly, the evidence-based performance coaching we can work together on will help you see future possibilities, expand past your limitations, and become a stronger, more alive individual. After all, my goal is to for us to work together so that you get better and become happier and more successful in what you do in your sport and in what you do with your life. Further, it is my belief that it is just as important to develop the whole person as it is to develop sport performance enhancement and athletic excellence.

Whether you are a player, coach, or parent of an athlete, and regardless of the area or areas you decide are most important, my coaching approach is an athlete, coach, and team-centered approach.

This means I am committed to your positive sport performance growth and development. This person-centered approach also means that I recognize that you are the expert in your sport, and I need to take the time to learn about your sport from your perspective. Too, it means that the working relationship between you and I is the most important thing needed for your success. Finally, trust, rapport, genuineness, and a belief in you as a unique, valuable, and highly functioning person defines my athlete, coach, and team-centered approach. This approach makes it much more fun, personal and rewarding for everyone involved!

Thank you for letting me tell you a little about myself, my experiences, my passions, my approaches, and some of my story. Due to my playing, coaching, and educational experiences, I am able to competently and ethically provide sport performance coaching to a wide variety of individuals- male, female, young, older, beginner, elite, coach, team, culturally diverse- from a wide variety of different sports and performance environments.

I look forward to a collaborative and engaging working relationship, one that will enable you grow, get better, and become happier and more successful in what you do in your sport and in what you do with your life.

Best wishes.
Don
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Don R.

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About Sarah F.

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About Sarah
Try something new with me whether it's learning the flute or piccolo, training for your first half marathon, learning the do's and don'ts of triathlons, losing some weight, or simply getting in great shape and feeling good about yourself.
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Susan August 15, 2017
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Sarah has been great in working on my specific flexibility needs and VERY flexible (no pun intended!) with my scheduling conflicts / internet issues. So glad I found the Take Lessons website and chose Sarah as my instructor!
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Sharon B. August 10, 2017
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Sarah was awesome really friendly and very professional she really helped me a lot with my challenge on getting s straddle. I am really looking forward to her flute lessons.
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About Lian P.

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San Diego, CA

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About Lian
Hello! My name is Lian and I am a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach.

I love helping my clients look, feel and perform their best through the creation and implementation of customized, sustainable fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle programming.

Please don't hesitate to ask questions! I am here to help. Talk soon and have a great day!
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Anthony February 24, 2017
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Lian is a great teacher. She has given me nutrition guidelines to follow. I'm impressed with her knowledge on the subject of nutrition. The classes have given me insight on what are the best foods to eat and the foods that would increase my weight. She makes each session a relaxed atmosphere to learn. If I make a mistake on my previous week for eating, she doesn't come down on me hard. These classes have given me goals to curve my intake of bad foods like ice cream or cookies.
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Shawn February 21, 2017
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I lost almost 50 lbs in three months with Lian. She keeps you motivated and on track. She provides everything you need from diet to exercise to achieve your goals. Sign up and you won't regret it!!
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Marvin V. February 18, 2017
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Hands down the best! She is super knowledgeable and accessible. She really helped me transform my body (and as a byproduct my mind/self image) for the best. Best decision i could of made.
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About Sean L.

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Anoka, MN

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I am an active individual with much musical experience ranging from marching, orchestral percussion, world music, and all genres of drum set performance. I have spent the last 6 years playing and touring with the United States Marine Corps Band, but prior to that studied at the University of Nevada. I spent my high school and college days playing with local Pops and Symphony Orchestras as well as marching in competing WGI drum lines. With the Marine Band I have toured in the US, New Zealand, Samoa, and Hawaii; with the Marine Band I played in Jazz combos, Rock Bands, Concert and Ceremonial Bands, Percussion Ensembles and did solo work with local universities. I have taught Private Lessons for about 7 years and enjoy seeing musicians mature and go on to strut their stuff!
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Sean L.

Sean L.

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About Melinda K.

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Leechburg, PA

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Hi, there! My name is Dr. Melinda Kulick and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching since 2003 and have loved helping my students succeed by tapping their full potential through the use technology. I went to California University of PA and earned a Bachelors in Business and Masters in Multimedia Technology. I continued my education earning my teaching certifications in FL, IN, PA, OH and WI and earned my Doctorate from Argosy University in Instructional Leadership. I'm a caring and patient person and my teaching style is hands-on and immersive. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Southbridge, MA
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I been in the fitness industry for over 8 years and on the martial arts for over 25 years iam certified personal trainer,kickboxing fitness instructor,mma conditioning coach,group fight certified instructor,black belt on karate mma and Muay Thai fighter. With my skills and knowledge I will help you get on the best shape of your life always tracking progress and improving.
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Hector S.

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About Andrew W.

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About Andrew
Looking for individualized self-defense and Muay Thai training at an affordable rate?
Email me at: aawright42@gmail.com or message me on Facebook with your preferred day/time. Session length and price are negotiable, but will likely range from $50-75 per session with the potential for a monthly paid subscription for weekly lessons. Classes kick off in October.
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Andrew W.

Andrew W.

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About Justin H.

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Columbia, MO
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Hi, my name is Justin. I'm a friendly person who loves Martial Arts. I saw my first UFC event on TV when I was 14 and decided I wanted to grow up to be a professional fighter. I began taking Brazilian Ju Jitsu and Muay Thai class immediately. Since then I have competed and won several BJJ tournaments, amateur MMA fights, and recently I had my first professionally Muay Thai Fight in Thailand.
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Justin H.

Justin H.

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