Welcome To Las Vegas Sport Psychology
What Type Of Athlete Uses A Sport Psychologist? The typical athlete that I work with is usually a very talented and accomplished competitor who is seeking every advantage they can get to help them move from the category of “good athlete” to the category of “exceptional athlete.” Contrary to popular conception, my clients are not “head cases” or “nut jobs.” They’re good athletes who want to become better athletes.
How Does Sport Psychology Work? The cornerstone of my work with athletes is what I refer to as Mental Skills Training. Mental Skills Training involves teaching athletes how to take much better control over how and what they think, which leads to better control over their emotions and their performances. Although Mental Skills Training can be extremely beneficial, there is nothing “magical” about it. Learning new ways of thinking to improve performance is really very similar to learning new physical skills. It takes a lot of practice, repetition, and a willingness to learn new things.
How Do You Decide What To Work On With Each Athlete? Every competitor that I work with will complete a several page assessment form that covers virtually every mental aspect of competition. We go over the assessment very carefully and I develop a summary of what I believe are the most important mental game challenges for that particular athlete.
So, Where Do You Go From There? Once we’ve agreed on the issues to be addressed, I typically meet with my clients once per week for several weeks. For each meeting I will have developed an individualized Mental Game Plan that details the content we will be working on and the strategies we will use to cover that content. Each session also typically involves a “homework” assignment to ensure that the client begins to put into practice the things we have covered in each session. My goal is to have my clients learn proper mental skills as rapidly as possible, and then to be able to utilize them independently for the rest of their competitive career.
Do You Work With Entire Teams? I do provide occasional presentations to entire teams, but I do not work with whole teams on an ongoing basis. My specialty is in working with individual athletes, whether they compete only as an individual, or if they compete as one member of a team.
Do Athletes Generally Benefit From Mental Skills Training? Absolutely! If a competitor is motivated to improve and is willing to put in the effort to develop solid Mental Skills, the degree of improvement can be significant.
One-on-One Mental Skills Training
Enhance your competition skills with one-on-one mental skills training from sport psychology expert Dr. Kevin Roby! With customized individual mental training strategies featuring proven, practical sports psychology coaching techniques, athletes of all ages and abilities can learn the strategies to consistently perform well in competition. Whether you are an amateur, high school, collegiate, or professional athlete, mental skills training can boost your performance and give you the mental toughness to succeed in practice and in competition. Through Dr. Roby’s personalized sports psychology coaching programs you will:
- Uncover behaviors and attitudes that prevent you from performing your best
- Learn peak performance routines utilized by exceptional athletes
- Develop a more stable and higher level of confidence in your abilities
- Learn to practice like a pro and improve the efficiency of your practice
- Develop a consistent means for maintaining proper focus and concentration.
- Discover how to gain greater control over your emotions during competition
All one-on-one Sport Psychology Programs (whether face-to-face or via phone or Skype sessions) include the following:
- Athlete’s Mental Aptitude Profile (AMAP) to identify mental game challenges
- AMAP results summary to clarify specific issues to be addressed
- Development of a personalized Mental Game Plan to devise strategies for conquering mental game challenges
- Copies of mental skills handouts to facilitate the learning process
- Four, forty minute mental coaching sessions (face-to-face, via phone or Skype) per month
- Dr. Roby’s free review of homework assignments (done on his own time, at no extra charge.)
- Unlimited E-mail correspondence with Dr. Roby
- CD audio recordings of each session (postage and handling is extra)
Two Month One-on-One Individualized Mental Skills Training = $1250
Three Month One-on-One Individualized Mental Skills Training = $1750
Each additional month of Individualized Mental Skills Training = $500