What’s the biggest difference between soccer coaches who have a winning program and those who are struggling to get the players to do what’s necessary to develop and win as a team?
Mental Performance Specialist
We all know the importance of the mental game
Yet, we are not putting enough energy and emphasis towards it.
We are blinded by all the physical things we need to do such as fitness and speed training.
We are occupied with technical training and putting together effective team training sessions.
That doesn't satisfy the overall necessities to get desired results.
And it’s why your team is unable to consistently make the right decisions on the field.
If you manage a soccer team and are:
Planning innovative practices with winning game plans
Booking the right tournaments to get the right exposure
Using your experience to envision how you want the game to unfold
That’s great. All those things have their place.
But they are only part of the equation.
If you struggle with:
Players who are not on the same page and don’t make confident decisions
Inconsistent performance between practice and games
A team’s lack of effort in the small things (i.e. not showing up on time, ready to go)
Then you would benefit greatly from mental performance coaching
You’re doing all the things you believe will build a great club. But, things aren’t working out as they should. Because you:
Don’t know how to teach the mental game
Struggle with building your players confidence
Haven’t figured how to implement your philosophy upon your club
Haven’t yet committed to taking ownership of your program culture
After all the time you have invested into being a great coach, isn’t it time you started getting consistent winning results?
You deserve to know that the mental aspect of the game is being taught while you are coaching the physical, technical, and tactical strategies.
You need a coach who is getting your player’s minds right while you’re getting everything else right.
After all there are only 3 things any athlete can train, or coach can coach:
Physical, Technical (Tactics) and MENTAL
Truth: Soccer Clubs that struggle are mainly focused on physical skills, not overall player development.
As a soccer coach or manager, I know you are doing what you can.
Every day you prepare the necessary equipment
Answer emails, texts, phone calls from parents
Create game plans and coach applicable formations
Sort out registrations, tournament schedules, and rosters
You can’t do much more when it comes to building a physically and technically sound team.
But maybe that’s the problem.
There is another whole aspect of coaching championship teams that if left untaught will keep your potential locked up inside.
I see the benefits of Mental Performance Coaching and I’ve helped many soccer teams and clubs overcome the challenges they have so that they can get the results they want.
What you need: a coach who is training the mindsets of your players while you are training the physical game.
What you need: a performance coach who is building the mental skills every player needs for long term success.
The good news is, building confidence, focus, and discipline in your players is possible.
If you’ve made it this far, you already sense that coaching your player’s mindset is crucial for your team’s success.
Popular Thought: I signed up for the right tournaments and am getting my players the right exposure. What’s Left?
I know that you’ve designed a game plan and coach a strong team. You aren’t winging it. You are showing up in full force.
You know what you’re after and everything you do is focused on that outcome.
You are confused about what you are working towards.
But, that’s the problem.
You are too focused on winning the tournament and not building the long term mindset skills your players need for life on and off the soccer field. The tools necessary to carry out all that you are teaching them.
But what you might not know is that Mental Performance Coaching will also empower your players to:
Grow an elite mindset so they can coach themselves when you’re not around
Commit to certain goals and stay motivated in reaching them
Build self-awareness which allows your players to recognize the problems that arise and how to adjust
Focus on what matters and not on the things that pull them further away from their goal
These outcomes are possible for you but they depend on your ability to coach the mental game.
My Mental Performance Training Program has been the secret weapon for my own success and the success of the wide variety of teams I’ve worked with. From youth clubs, to college programs, including Professional and MLS Players.
Hi, I’m Itzik Rapaport, Certified Mental Performance Coach
When I’m not learning new skills as part of my personal self-development, working out, or fathering my two daughters, I’m building the mental performance skills for winning soccer teams and organizations.
And I’ve done this all without taking away time from your physical practices. Meaning you get to enjoy the benefits of mental performance coaching without having to sacrifice your time on the field.
I have designed a Mental Performance Coaching Program designed for elite soccer teams and clubs like yours.
Because this is the course I wish I had when I was a youth and college player, and struggled with consistency
Because all of the teams who start working with me immediately realize that they knew a lot about the mental game, but never had a name for it. If you can’t name it, you can’t develop it.
Because I’ve been a soccer player and a coach, so I know you don’t want to sacrifice time on the field to coach the mental game (even though you know you need to)
Having been in your shoes, I have grown passionate about bringing all my knowledge to you so that you can develop your players into champions.
I've played my whole life, just like you. I’ve played at the highest levels, just like your players. I started every game my freshman year at a top 10 D1 college program, until things turned for me. I found myself outside the lineup, off the field, and outside the travel squad. I struggled immensely with this and other aspects of my life. I wish I had someone like me in my corner, at the time when I needed it most. I have since then been obsessive about learning the Mental Performance Skills and have positioned myself in a way that I can teach and influence top players and coaches all over the nation.
I know the struggles of advancing in your career as a coach and getting what you want out of your players. I identify with the daily grind. You are putting in so much work, and bypassing the glue that holds it all together.
Imagine how much more you’ll be able to do with your players when they know how to stay focused. And how to keep them on the task at hand.
Or, what kind of results you would you get if you had a whole team who executed on the daily habits that build strong, confident, consistent players
I am excited to offer you:
Mental Coach Pro’s Team Coaching - The Starting 11 Mental Performance Mastery
It’s designed for soccer coaches and managers who have elite players who are ready to learn and implement the
How do we accomplish this?
11 Pillars designed to coach all the skills needed for peak Mental Performance
All delivered live and online from the comfort of your player’s homes
Let’s take a look inside the program and what you will learn:
Part #1 - Mindset
Understand the concept that things like focus, confidence, and discipline are coachable, learnable, buildable skills.
How to commit to something and stay motivated throughout the process
How to structure your day to do what you need to do to get what you want
Part #2 - Performance
Identify what you can and can’t control and commit to the controllable
How to do what you need to do even when you don’t want to
Commit to the daily activities that eventually become an elite way of living
Recognizing the connection between mindset, physical training and elite performance
Part #3 - Life’s Game Plan
Understand the keys to long term success despite talent
Develop the ability to paint a picture of what you want and have your body perform and complete the action
Differentiate between goals and dreams and what you need to do to achieve both
Building the culture that holds everything together and creates a winning lifestyle
Percentage of your enrollment will go back to the club to help toward your much needed program costs
Email access to me throughout the program
Office hours for Q&A after the weekly zoom call
Coaches/Parents ONLY call - will share with you all the Mental Performance vocabulary so you know what to say and what not to say during carpools
No worries if you can’t make it live, you can still access the trainings … I record the sessions and email the recording
Space is also limited so that I can make sure each player is seen, heard and can ask questions
If you are ready to add Mental Coaching to your team and club, you can reserve your space below.
Frequently asked questions
I’ve been coaching for a long time and I don’t want my players getting confused. How do I know you’re not going to teach them something different?
I am not coaching anything physical nor technical. Your game plan will not be compromised. I am here to enhance performance with Mental Game Coaching. When I teach them how to visualize, I will make sure they are visualizing the physical game plan you’re coaching.
I don’t want to take away from a training session. Will I lose field time for this?
No. You can keep all your field time. This is mental performance training and can be done while your players are home.
How do you structure it?
Weekly zoom calls covering a different topic each week. All scheduled for a day/time that works for your team. Over a period of time we agree upon.
What if someone can’t afford it?
No player will be left behind. We can discuss built in solutions for this.