WHAT IS COACHING ?

Harnessing your full potential and executing consistently at the top of your sport demands excellent mental performance.

Mental coaching is a process, that allows you to grow into the person and athlete you want to become. Together we develop the mental skills and strength, that enable you to take the next step.

Individual mental coaching is a confidential, personal growth process that enhances performance. Through regular reflection of games, execution, mental state and other life events, we are able to increase self-awareness and the ability to regulate emotional state when you need to be at your best.

It starts with a kick-off meeting, where we assess where you’re at, where you would like to go, and begin building the bridge to close that gap. We decide on a plan on how often we will meet during the season – this is mostly based on your preference, and how frequently you are willing and able to work on your mental game. For everyone the process is different, and over time our coaching relationship will develop into what best serves you. 

Our highly educated, experienced, caring and passionate Certified Mental Performance Coach guides and supports you through this growth process. The coach helps you navigate your way through challenges, find the solutions you need, overcome things that have been holding you back, and systematically improve your mental and social skills.

This co-creative partnership designs more opportunities for you to step into your full potential and succeed.

During the coaching sessions, we discuss things that feel important. Events in the game, fluctuations in confidence, challenges within the team or outside the rink that are affecting performance, well-being or creativity.

Often we need to work with emotions – they are the driving force for everything we do and are able to do. When harnessed properly, emotions help us succeed, but when not controlled, we fall short of our capabilities. From both experiences, the coaching process allows you to find the growth you need to reach the next level.


Here’s how PLAYERS
define Mental Coaching: 

”Learning to control your mind.”
– Oskari Setänen

”A tool for becoming your greatest version.”
– Mikko Petman

”Facilitating development and staying in the right lane.”
– Sebastian Repo

”Developing the mental capacity to perform.”
– Roni Sevänen

”Preventing frustration, and having tools in place for when challenges arise.”
– Aleksi Saarela

”A way to deal with and prevent problems during the season.”
– Justin Danforth

 

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We coach players as young as U16 and support their journey towards becoming a pro. Many of our players have started in our coaching program at the age of 15, and have been on board for many years, all the way to the men’s league. Here’s what some of our national level juniors U16-U20 have said about the coaching:

The coaching process has been amazing. With regular meetings, we are able to prevent frustration and have tools already in place for when challenges arise. Growth takes place outside the comfort zone.
Aleksi Saarela, Rauman Lukko
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Mental coaching has been a very worthwhile process, as it facilitates development and helps me stay in the right lane. As we process things, it’s easier to leave them behind, which allows more room to focus on the game itself.
Sebastian Repo, Rauman Lukko
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I’ve grown into a more mature player, performing at a more consistent & confident level without the ups and downs. I was able to produce under pressure in playoffs. Mirjam is a competent coach and has earned my trust.
Iivari Säkkinen, Rauman Lukko
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Through mental coaching I've had realizations, that have made it easier to play. Playing a lot of games isn't as tough, when you feel light mentally.
Arttu Ilomäki, Rauman Lukko
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