Leading Individual and Team
Mental Performance Coaching
Working closely with athletes, coaches, and parents to gather feedback on priorities for developing swim mental performance resources.
Arizona Mental Performance Training is committed to enhancing performance and well being with competition-tested, science-backed mental skills to help competitive swimmers develop an elite mindset, learn to use stress and anxiety for a performance advantage, and regulate emotions to focus attention and rebound from mistakes.
AMPT coaching holds athletes accountable for improving mental skills for optimal performance, reduces impacts of stress on mental and physical health, and improves fulfillment, motivation, productivity, and life satisfaction.
Mental skills training is ideal for all levels of competitive swimming.
Trusted adults, such as swimming coaches, instructors, and parents can also benefit by understanding how to best support swimming mental skills.
Crumble under pressure
Perform your best
You don't rise to the occasion
You fall to your level of training
Train your mental edge
by learning how to:
Mentally prepare for competition
Perform your best under pressure
Trainers, Coaches, and Parents
Learn how to give your athlete the mental advantage
Boost team confidence
Boost individual swimmer confidence
Don’t let you athlete's mind hold them back any longer
Do you fall for common swimmer athlete mental performance barriers?
Lack of confidence
Fear of Failure
Lack of focus
Focusing on Past or Future
Rebounding from Mistakes
Concerns Outside Swimming
Focusing on Possible Mistakes
...over think your performance at meets?
...lose confidence after mistakes?
...become frustrated with your performance and can’t focus on the next event?
Then your mental game is preventing you from experiencing optimal performance!
Have you ever said...
“My confidence in practice disappears in competition and I don’t know why.”
“I get frustrated when I make a mistake and my confidence sinks.”
“I get nervous and anxious before big meets."
"I feel pressure to be perfect.”
“I train hard in practice, but during competition I doubt myself and don’t perform as well.”
“Sometimes I swim great in meets while other times I feel tight and anxious. How can I become more consistent?”
“I know it’s important, but I have no idea how to mentally prepare for competitions.”
Swimmers with these thoughts may suffer from…
...fear of failure and worry about outcomes
...inability to take practice confidence into meets
...fragile confidence after bad starts or other mistakes
...poor emotional control or ability to cope with mistakes
...inability to swim freely and relaxed in meets
Mental performance coaching holds you accountable for improving mental skills for optimal performance, reduces the impacts of stress on mental and physical health, and improves fulfillment, motivation, productivity, and life satisfaction.
DELIBERATE SWIMMING MENTAL SKILLS TRAINING ADDRESSES:
• Handling Pressure
• Fear of Failure
• Managing Emotions
• Managing Intensity
• Negative Thinking
Powerful individualized mental coaching addresses many complex performance challenges.
Every athlete has specific mental performance needs and goals.
Carefully tailored mental skills training plans guide each athlete to their desired results.
Stop playing games and train to become a champion!
Additional help is available outside
Surprise Storm Swim practices
Begin with online Mental Performance Training
Through the AMPT Learning Academy
Or explore Coaching Options
1-On-1 COACHING PACKAGES
Each coaching package includes:
- Intake Interview & Needs Analysis
- Customized Mental Action Plan
- Mental Skills Training Workouts and Practices
- Weekly Communication Via Text/Email
- Mental Performance Progress Tracking
Eight (8) 50-minute
Includes one (1)
Twelve (12) 50-minute
Includes two (2)
Four (4) 50-minute
*On-call sessions must be used within the contract period
**Package prices based on paid in full up front. Monthly payments add 10%.
If you desire a highly customized coaching experience, I am ready to meet your specific needs.
Schedule a consultation call to discuss your request.
Optional Observation Sessions: $235
An observation Session is a 90-minute practice observation with follow up coaching.
We’ll discuss the most appropriate mental preparation strategies to improve performance based on my observations.
Home or site visits are available and include additional fees.
Additional coaching sessions for package clients can be scheduled as needed and are charged at $159 per hour, prorated for the session length.
Meet Your Coach
Mental Performance Coach
Master of Arts, Performance Psychology
Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Grand Canyon University
26-Year Air Force Veteran
Air Force and Army Master Resilience Trainer
What doesn’t kill you, might make you weak
Neil Wattier is a Mental Performance Coach leading science-backed performance coaching for athletes at all levels of sport performance.
He began his resilience and mental performance consulting firm in January 2020 during the COVID outbreak and continued to provide resilience education throughout the pandemic by focusing on the neurophysiology of the human brain and body, helping clients self-regulate during times of intense pressure and anxiety while cultivating holistic mental and emotional strength necessary to grow and thrive through stress and adversity.
Neil is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and an active member of the United States Air Force Reserve.
He has helped individuals and teams realize their full potential while serving as a coach, advisor, and mentor to business executives, senior military leaders, young professionals, youth and adult athletes, fitness professionals, and faith communities.
Neil received his Master of Arts in Performance Psychology from National University in 2022.