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About Don R.

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Arvada, CO
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About Don
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 Doris L.

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Paso Robles, CA
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About Doris
From Strength & Conditioning Yoga to Therapeutic Yoga, I can encompass beginners, athletes, advanced yogis and seniors, to achieve better overall fitness. For the past four years, I have been instructing multiple levels of yoga classes at In-Shape Fitness Clubs, having up to 50 people per class, five times a week.
Student feedback resulted in greater 1. flexibility,2. strength, 3. stamina, and 4. balance. Many students were surprised to learn how yoga improved their overall muscle tone, plus trimmed and tone the body. I studied yoga with Erich Schiffmann from Santa Monica at Santa Barbara Yoga Center, Santa Barbara, CA. and received my Yoga Certification.
In addition,graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. My focus will be to teach each student, based on their ability, yoga breathing techniques, correct alignment of
yoga postures, sequencing, and how to use props, such as straps, blocks and chairs.
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DeeDee October 10, 2016
· Yoga · Online
Doris is the BEST! First time at yoga! Now for LIFE!
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Zell September 20, 2016
· Yoga · In studio
Very inspirational teacher. Always left her classes with a smile and desire to live a more healthy lifestyle.
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Susan September 20, 2016
· Yoga · In studio
Enthusiastic, fun, informative, excited to try on line lessons.
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About Bridget M.

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Mansfield, TX

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About Bridget
Hello! My name is Bridget. I love helping others to reach their goals! How? I believe in having a friendly attitude, actively listening to what the student would like to accomplish, and developing a practical game plan to help each student fulfill his or her objective. I look forward to connecting with you soon!
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Bre May 25, 2017
· Life Coaching · In home
Bridget is one of the most positive women I know. She speaks the truth in love and never fails to encourage me when I need it. I never have to second guess sharing anything with her.
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Deana May 19, 2017
· Life Coaching · In studio
Bridget M. is a very inspirational, godley woman who has many qualities to offer anyone she comes into contact with. She has a sweet encouraging spirit and is always positive with a humble attitude. I have known her for many years and she has been with me through a loss and was a light in my life at the time and still remains to this day someone I admire deeply. I highly recommend her for any teaching/instruction/advice that she offers with her classes.
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Japonica Walker May 8, 2017
· Spanish · Online
I have watched Bridget strive to genuinely interact with Spanish speaking people to improve on her skills. I know that as she becomes more self confident, she will be one of the best instructors in the state of Texas.
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About Natasja L.

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Lawrence Township, NJ

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My name is Natasja, and I am an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University majoring in Economics and also focusing on the Pre-Medical track. I feel very comfortable with a diverse array of subjects and am willing to tutor anyone (of any age) who is willing to learn. My previous teaching experience includes coaching for 3 years with my local swim club working with children aged 5-15, but I have also done some SAT/ACT tutoring for older students in the past. I would love to help anyone achieve their academic and personal goals!
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Natasja L.

Natasja L.

Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
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About Melinda K.

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Leechburg, PA

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About Melinda
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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About Lex E.

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Houston, TX
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My name is Lex, I'm 18 years old and currently enrolled at The University of Houston and a Business Major. The reason I chose business school was because I decided that a higher level education is important to have, as it will provide me with more opportunities say my original plans for myself don't got accordingly. My goal in life is to open up a movement based gym in Houston, Texas where Tricking, Pakour and Martial Arts are being taught. Movement has been a huge part of my life and I can't see myself doing anything else aside from what I'm passionate about.

I currently am an active competitor in both the Martial Arts and Tricking world. I've been teaching martial arts since the age of 12 and I've been teaching parkour and Tricking since the age of 16. I am very knowledgeable when it comes to my sports as I'd like to think of myself
as a student, no matter how much I have refined my craft because there is always something to learn. One of the best ways to learn is to teach due to the fact that, you can truly break down a technique and it's flaws in how you're doing it once you show it to someone else.
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Lex E.

Lex E.

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About Andre S.

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Baltimore, MD
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I'm a Former Major League Baseball Scout of the St.Louis Cardinals . Ive been training for over 28 years now and had 9 kids turn pro under my guidance. I'm a former player and a all American in college. My focus is to help you become great and be apart of the many I have helped over the years.
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Andre S.

Andre S.

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About randell S.

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Nashville, TN
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I have taught students in the art of boxing and as a law consultant. My life experiences are vast and knowledgeable. I never judge. I always listen and consistently come up with a winning game plan! I'm excited to change your life!
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randell S.

randell S.

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