Building Self Awareness And Identity To Improve Athletic Performance with Mental Performance Coach Jay Thooft

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Building Self Awareness And Identity To Improve Athletic Performance with Mental Performance Coach Jay Thooft

Sep 21, 2021 by Tola

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Many things are responsible for a young athlete getting better at their sport. It could be your mental game, physical game, technical game or tactical game.

Its difficult to improve something you don’t know.

How then as a young athlete do you identify your level of performance in all this areas as well as figure out how to get better at them?

What happens if you’re a parent and you’re trying to help your child develop or grow in sports. How do you ensure you’re doing right by them.

Jay Thooft is a Mental Performance Coach who is experienced in helping athletes perform their best. Jay is also the founder of PERC.

In this episode with Jay Thooft, we break down how self awareness is a very important component of improving your performance. We also discuss how you identity or perception of your identity directly affect how you feel pressure in sports.

If you loved this episode shoot me an email tola@athletemaestro.com and let me know what you learnt so I can forward your message to Jay.

Don’t forget to take advantage of Jay’s FREE GIFT to help you improve your mental game.

If you have any questions about something we didn’t talk about, you can ask as well.

Don’t forget to share this episode with your fellow athletes (share it on your Instagram and Facebook stories)

Remember, knowing is not enough you must apply, willing is not enough you must do.

Athlete Maestro is a podcast for you to help you break your mental and physical limitations so you can achieve high performance in your sports.


  • The 4 pillars of athletic development.
  • How your identity affects your performance in sports.
  • How to build the right identity.
  • What it means to be self aware as an athlete.
  • How parents can raise better young athletes
  • and much much more

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Athlete MaestroTOLA OGUNLEWE

Tola Ogunlewe is a Sports Performance Coach, Sports Lawyer, Father and the creator of Athlete Maestro.

He is a real world mentor to young athletes.

If you’re ready to learn how to make the most of your talent, become the athlete you were meant to be, achieve self mastery, deliberate practice and create you own path to success in sports, join us and he’ll show you how.

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