James Madison University

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Announcement:

The Achieving Performance and Personal Excellence Clinic is scheduled for January 24, 2009.

Who We Are

We are a collection of sport psychology professionals and students at James Madison University with a demonstrated passion for sport and a strong desire to help athletes, coaches, and parents of athletes achieve their sport- and life-related goals.

Our Mission

To foster the pursuit of performance and personal excellence in the athletic community in the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding regions.

Our Values

We believe in the following and are committed to honoring these values in all activities related to the Center:

  • participation in sport should contribute to the overall physical, psychological, and social development of the athlete.
  • consistent, optimal athletic performance is made possible only through the complete development of the athlete.
  • the pursuit of excellence in sport is a valuable undertaking in and of itself and can contribute to the overall healthy development of the athlete as well.
  • the pursuit of excellence in sport should not come at the expense of the overall healthy development of the athlete.
  • ultimately, the striving for and achievement of excellence on the field of play can happen only if there is simultaneous striving for and achievement of excellence in the athlete’s life away from the field of play.

Our Services

We offer a series of programs that are designed to educate athletes, coaches, and parents of athletes regarding how psychological skills can enhance performance on and off the field of play. Specifically, our programs:

  • teach athletes how to excel at using psychological skills for performance in sport and life.
  • instruct coaches how to develop psychological skills, mental toughness, and team chemistry in their athletes and teams.
  • inform parents how to cultivate the development of psychological skills and the pursuit of excellence in their children.

Excellence is the gradual result of always wanting to do better.  Excellence is never having learned enough.

Pat Riley - former NBA Coach and author of The Winner Within