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Sports Mindset Coaching for Teen Athletes

Strengthening tools for the thoughtful competitor in Arlington Heights 



Are you getting in your own way when it’s time to compete?

Feeling like your fear of failure is holding back your performance?

50 minutes can change your game.

From a single session to a series of 2-3 mental workouts, sports mindset coaching for teens in Arlington Heights (and beyond) will fit into your life however you need.

You are not the problem when you find yourself getting stuck in frustrating thought patterns, but you can be the solution. 

 Sports mindset coaching for teens can help you re-write your competitive streak so it becomes a part of your goals instead of a barrier to achieving them.


Your power lies in connecting performance to perspective

We can help you get out of your own way and make the most of every moment instead of losing that energy to things like 

        • Negative thoughts 
        • Fear of Failure 
        • Fear of Injury
        • Self-doubt
        • Anxiety 
        • Hesitation

        What do you need?

        Your peak performance isn’t about what’s worked for anyone else, and when we work together to transform your potential from the inside out, the focus is on you. 

        Do you need your parents to support you in a different way, or to understand what your coach is asking of you without feeling like you’re starting a fight? Are you ready to rebel against the culture of perfection so tied to sport performance? Are you ready to shine in the space of your own powerful potential and remember why you love your sport? 

        From reframing negative thoughts to getting your head in the game, you don’t need to be told what you need. You already know. We’re here to help you find the tools to achieve it. 

        What’s stopping you from getting it?

        Ever heard that saying about changing what you can and accepting what you can’t? Sports mindset coaching is kinda like that, but we’re not interested in telling you what you can’t control. That’s up to you to determine and we want to make sure you can do so with the support and strength that comes with advocating for yourself at home, in your community, and in your training. 

        You are the leader of your life and your potential. Sports mindset coaching is designed to support you in developing effective leadership skills to strengthen what you can and conserve energy where you can’t.


        When you get stuck in your head with thoughts that are getting you down, it can be hard to talk about them. Really hard. 

        There’s nothing wrong with struggling with complicated mental gymnastics or not knowing how to talk about the pressures you’re facing. 

        From re-writing the self-talk that fuels your game to effectively communicating with your team, coaches, and family, sports mindset coaching teaches you the skill of communication that will elevate your performance on the field and off.


        If the harder you try, the more impossible it feels, you can get unstuck through reframing your thoughts and refocusing your energy. 

        Your survival instinct is more powerful than any muscle group in your body, no matter how hard you train. Often called fight or flight, this reflex to protect yourself will outmaneuver even the most ingrained training. Fear or anxiety can send your body into autopilot and when it happens in the moments that you need to perform, you may find yourself freezing instead. 

        You know what to do, and you can’t do it. As you grow more frustrated, the freeze response only strengthens. You’re stuck and all the power you hold is out of reach. 

        Sports mindset coaching is the bridge to connect you to training and tools that will empower you to restart those systems and move through the fear. That’s the secret—no one is really ever completely unafraid. You do not need to eliminate fear. Learning how to feel fear as fuel will change the way you think. 

        Your mindset is a strength you can harness through mindful support.



        Athlete culture demands perfection and makes no room for much else. Whether your entire team is counting on you, or you’re counting on yourself, the pressure is overwhelming to get it right every time—whatever the cost.

        Even success isn’t gonna stop you from grappling with the perfectionism woven into the athletic mentality. 
        But that mentality isn’t helping you succeed.  

        Sports mindset coaching will work with you on figuring out where these thoughts come from and how you can use them to fuel your success so they don’t freeze you up when you’re in action.

        Intensity is your life… ready to step up your game through introspection instead?


        About Your Arlington Heights Based Sports Mindset Coach

        Stats are important to athletes, and we think Kate’s stats are pretty impressive. From sports consulting to sparking mindset strength, Kate is passionate about making sure you’re feeling connected and confident in yourself.

        An athlete and therapist, Kate believes in using every tool at her disposal to help you reach peak performance with relaxed confidence.

        Her passion for sports and counseling background is a winning combination for cultivating unshakeable mental strength in any athlete.

        Kate’s expertise can help you (Or your teen): 

        • Move past mental blocks 

        • Maintain Motivation 

        • Overcome fear 

        • Reach peak performance

        Kate’s been an athlete all her life- from basketball to marathons, she’s no stranger to putting in the work it takes to succeed. 

        Working with community youth and supporting young athletes helps Kate to feel empowered in her own ability to connect you with your growth edge.



        for 50-minute sessions

        In 2-3 sports consulting sessions with Kate, your athlete will walk away with the tools they need to feel confident about their game, stay in the moment, and deal with the pressures of being a high level athlete.

        Get connected with Kate to schedule your teen’s Sports Mindset Coaching session in either the Chicago or Arlington Heights area!

        Call 312-324-4502 or email kate directly at to schedule your appointment today!