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ACHIEVE MASTERY WITH EPIC SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

High-performance and mindset coaching for athletes, coaches and other high achievers.

At EPIC Sport Psychology, we deliver high-performance mental training for competitive athletes, coaches and other high achievers that are passionate about excelling in their sport and in life. 

We'll help you CREATE - LIVE - ACHIEVE moments of excellence that define your epic journey of achievement. The essential ingredients to mastering anything is... passion and dedication. You bring your vision and we'll help cultivate your passion and dedication. You are on your way to mastery. 

ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT MODEL

Raising Better Athletes and Being Active For Life

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ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ARE KEYS TO BEING ACTIVE FOR LIFE

Landscape Of Youth Sports And The Foundation To Be Active For Life

Parents of youth athletes often ask, what is best for my son or daughter when it comes to playing sports?  What should he/she be doing to develop as an athlete and most of all as a person?  At the heart of it, most parents want their children to participate in sports to build character, learn life lessons, develop friendships, to be active, and to enjoy the experience. 


When Do These Expectations Change? 

The moment a child participating in a youth sport is successful and touted as being extremely talented, the seduction of success, positive validation from others (i.e., parents, coaches, and teammates), and winning start to cloud those core expectations for both the parent and child.  For parents, the idea of their child climbing the ladder of success by using their child’s talents to open doors for better coaching, invitations to train and play with the best athletes their age, the pressure to commit time and resources to just one sport (single sport specialization), and ultimately, the dream of having their child receive a college scholarship or become a professional athlete become the primary objectives.  Surprisingly, these expectations can start as early as age 12 and younger.

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THE CASE FOR BEING A SINGLE SPORT VERSUS A MULTI-SPORT ATHLETE

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SPORTS AND BEING ACTIVE FOR LIFE

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ADVICE FOR YOUTH SPORT PARENTS

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TSG Podcast Ep. 015: Golf Psychology 101 w/ Jimmy Yoo @EpicSportPsychology (Includes BONUS Content)

TSG Podcast Ep. 015: Golf Psychology 101 w/ Jimmy Yoo @EpicSportPsychology (Includes BONUS Content)

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How to be a Supportive Parent to Your Athlete | Q&A with Coach Jimmy

How to be a Supportive Parent to Your Athlete | Q&A with Coach Jimmy

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How to Have a Successful Summer Travel Season | Q&A with Coach Jimmy

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Improving as a Coach | Q&A with Coach Jimmy

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HOW TO BOUNCE BACK FROM SETBACKS

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FINDING SUCCESS AS A REFEREE

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TRANSITION FROM ONE SPORT SEASON TO THE NEXT AS A HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE

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FIND THE BEAT IN YOUR PERFORMANCE ROUTINE

On the Scales

MAKING THE HOLIDAY SEASON YOUR RESOLUTION SEASON

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR FEARS AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

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THE ART OF MINDFUL RUNNING

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EDUCATING AND PREVENTING CONCUSSIONS, A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY

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HIGH PERFORMERS AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

Athletes who excel in youth and high school sport(s) (ages 8-18) tend to also excel in other areas of life as well.  For example, a standout high school athlete is likely to be successful academically.  Characteristics that describe these student-athletes are determined; motivated; hardworking; they make it look easy; with sports, they make it look graceful and smooth; and most of all, they seem to enjoy what they are doing. 

SPINW EMPLOYS THE SPORTS MINDSET GAME PLAN IN PROGRAM WITH WINDELLS ACADEMY

Sport Psychology Institute NW trainer Jimmy Yoo is also working with both students and coaches on its Competitive Skills Training for Athletes Program (CST). CST is a conditioning of the mind to become mentally tuned and is designed to enhance overall performance. Training includes working on confidence building by teaching visualization techniques, focus and self-talk, breathing techniques, goal setting and time management.

GUEST SPEAKERS AT THE PORTLAND GOLF SHOW - 2018

Brian Baxter, Jimmy Yoo & Glen Coblens — Sport Psychology NW
Most golfers spend countless hours practicing the physical parts of their game. But, how much of golf is mental? And, how much time does the everyday golfer put into their mental training? SPINw consultants Brian Baxter, Jimmy Yoo, and Glen Coblens have over 50 years of combined experience in working with athletes to improve their performance through sport psychology techniques such as goal-setting, visualization, positive self-talk and more. We believe that consistent mental-game training is essential to playing your best game, and have proven strategies to help get you there.

WINDELLS ACADEMY ENLISTS SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY INSTITUTE NORTHWEST FOR STUDENT ATHLETES

  1. Sports Psychology Institute NW trainer Jimmy Yoo is working with both students and coaches on its Competitive Skills Training for Athletes Program (CST). CST is a conditioning of the mind to become mentally tuned and is designed to enhance overall performance. Training includes working on confidence building by teaching visualization techniques, focus and self-talk, breathing techniques, goal setting and time management. According to Yoo “All athletes – competitive and recreational – can benefit from mental skills training to achieve consistent peak performance. These skills enable many to establish balance in their lives and to ultimately enjoy what they are doing to a greater degree.”

HOW SPORT PSYCHOLOGY HAS CHANGED IN THE PAST 15 YEARS

As I reflect on the past 15 years I realize that a lot has changed in sport, particularly in the United States.  In terms of athletes, I am reminded of Kevin Garnett (drafted in 1995) and Kobe Bryant (drafted in 1996).  Both were basketball players who were drafted right out of high school to play professional basketball.  While they weren’t the first athletes to be drafted out of high school to play a professional sport, their immediate success had a ripple effect on the sport of basketball and with sports in the United States.  Before Kobe and Kevin Garnett, basketball players were encouraged to play four years of college basketball before entering the NBA, now players are either recruited straight out of high school or at most, play one maybe two years of college basketball before going pro.

2018 OREGON GIRLS SPORTS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

2018 Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit 
-FREE event in Beaverton-
Saturday November 17, 2018
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Oregon Episcopal School
This is a must for any high school female athletes! 
https://www.oes.edu/athletics/girls-leadership-summit

 KIDS IN SPORT COACHES CONFERENCE

2018 Kids in Sport Coaches Conference
The first annual Parent and Coaches Conference was fun and engaging! 

What a great night with wonderful coaches! Shout outs to Beaverton Track Club, Westview Basketball Youth Development Program, Tualatin Hills United Soccer Club, Southridge and Mountainside Ski teams, and Tigard Lacrosse for taking time out of their Sunday night to learn about how to prevent injuries, motivate your athletes, and develop awesome warm-up programs! Huge thanks to our fantastic volunteers... Lauren, Tristan, and Kira! 
-brought to you by:
Inspire Physical Therapy, Rise Training, and Epic Sports Psychology 

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This section has links to articles that I think can be useful for athletes, coaches, parents, and high performers!

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL SENTINEL

May 7, 2018

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