Coaches Program

Mental Training for Coaches

Learn Mental Toughness Strategies for You & Your Athletes


As a coach, you already know that the mental game is always a challenge for your athletes. For some of your players, it might be their biggest hurdle to overcome.

Our goal for the coaches program is to unlock your team’s potential by passing on the mental training processes and strategies that we use for our own athletes. You’ll also go through our program as an individual — experiencing the mental toughness strategies universally used by pro-athletes of all sports, but for the benefit of your coaching.

Whether you coach teams or individuals, this program is ideal for anyone looking to improve their athletes’ mental strength and performance potential.

From practice to game-time — and even in life — mental skills training builds lifelong confidence and toughness in players.

Before becoming a mental skills teacher, you’ll first become the student. We’ll teach you the steps and strategies to build pro-level mental toughness.

Receive a customized mental game plan based on your team or player’s sport, skill-level, and individual needs.

Which of these statements do you most identify with?

I become very frustrated with my athletes after they makes mistakes.
I lose confidence in our team when we are under pressure.
I tend to only look at the negatives.
I wish I could coach with the same relaxed confidence in games that I do in practice.
I feel like I might not be getting the best out of all my athletes.
I know I am a good coach but can’t seem to get my athletes to consistently be their best.​​

Take your soccer game to new levels.

  1. Intake Assessment
    Thrive uses a specific, and proprietary assessment tool, (The 9 Mental Skills of Successful Athletes) to help identify what mental game barriers are hurting your athlete’s performance as well as to correctly identify their mental strengths.
  2. Personalized Mental Game Plan
    We will create a personalized game plan based on your specific challenges and goals as a program. The plan we create will act as a road-map for your mental training sessions.
  3. Weekly Mental Coaching Sessions
    In person, phone, or by Skype. Each session is designed to teach you how to apply functional mental strategies for practice and games. You will work directly with Derrek and learn how to improve your team’s mental toughness for both practices and competitions.
  4. Unlimited Email Correspondence
    You are welcome to email/text Derrek with any and all questions you have during the course of your mental training program.
  5. Custom Modules: Exercises 
    After each session, you will receive exercises specific to the topic discussed that day. You will be expected to apply these strategies between our sessions in order to further your team’s growth.

What clients have to say about training with Thrive.


Repeated Optimal Performance leads to excellence.


Contact Derrek to schedule a consult: Call 216.577.3637, send a text message or email

Who We've Worked With & Our Certifications


Individual Athletes

Collegiate Games Coached

Years Experience in Sports Psychology

Messiah College Logo
Emerald City Football Club
The Lakeside School Soccer Club
Campbell University Soccer
Valparaiso Women's Soccer
DePaul University Blue Demons Soccer
Gonzaga University Soccer
University of Idaho Vandals Varsity Soccer
Seattle Sounders Women's Soccer League
Seattle Sounders U-23 Premier Soccer Development League
University of Washington Gymnastics

Association for Applied Sport PsychologyNational Soccer Coaches Association of AmericaUnited States Soccer FederationMental Training for Coaches Certification