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What's new at UME and in the world of Athletic Mental Consulting

What is Mental Skills Training?

posted Jan 14, 2016, 3:56 PM by Shannon Walton

"What is mental skills training?" is a question I often get. I view it as the same training you do for your body to prepare for competition, but the focus is on the mental aspect. The goal is strengthening your mental game to prepare for all competitive scenarios. So what exactly encompasses the mental game? Being able to focus on the correct cues, knowing how much energy to use and when, preparing for competition, controlling emotions, recovering from mistakes, etc. It pretty much affects all areas of the game. Once an athlete gets to a certain level physically, the mental game is what will set them apart for the others. Being able to control their nerves, their concentration, their energy, all go into making the top players who they are.

Delving into MST is like tacking a tough climb, it takes a lot of prep, dedication, hard work, but the reward is a stronger all-around athlete and person. It takes the same effort as physical training, probably even more so in the beginning. As an athlete your thought processes and habits are well ingrained into your routine. Attempting to change those habits that are at a conscious and unconscious level take months of re-training. Changing your mental habits takes a lot of hard work and effort, but the payoff is vast. When you start noticing how you don't get as nervous stepping on the field, or you can relax when you feel tense up at bat, or you tell yourself that you are going to kill that climb, that is when you know something good is happening and it will only get better. The key is having the mentality to fully integrate MST into your training, competition and life!

UME Partners with New York Premier Soccer

posted Feb 1, 2012, 9:46 AM by Shannon Walton

UME is very excited to start working with NYPS to provide a complete range of services to their athletes. Check out the UME Partners page to learn more about this great organization.

UME is in the news! Rochester D&C - On the ladder

posted Apr 23, 2010, 11:35 AM by Rick Randall   [ updated Apr 23, 2010, 11:45 AM ]

Check out UME's write-up in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle series - On the ladders.

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UME Athletes in the News

posted Mar 29, 2010, 9:08 AM by Shannon Walton

A big congratulations to all the UME gymnasts who recently received their best scores at States. Good luck to those moving onto Regionals! Also congrats to Nate E. for making the All-Tounament Team and for having an outstanding basketball season overall.

Congratulations UME athlete Allie M.

posted Aug 10, 2009, 9:45 AM by Shannon Walton   [ updated Nov 17, 2009, 7:11 AM ]

UME athlete Allie M. made the Fairport Varsity cheerleadering team this past week. Big congrats to her and all her hard work both mentally and physically!

UME athlete quote

posted Jul 26, 2009, 5:39 PM by Shannon Walton

"Alert, alert Nate Eastman is the hottest hitter in legion baseball currently." - Nate E. (baseball)
Congratulations Nate on your hard work!

UME athlete in the news

posted Jun 10, 2009, 9:57 AM by Shannon Walton   [ updated Sep 12, 2009, 9:09 PM by Rick Randall ]

Congratulations to current UME athlete Maddie Reese for being named the MVP of her team as well as being selected the 2009 Division III Monroe County Player of the Year!

UME now on Twitter

posted Jun 2, 2009, 10:10 AM by Shannon Walton

UME is now on Twitter! The user name is @UME_sport. Check it out for brief tips and thoughts.

UME Partners Page

posted Apr 9, 2009, 7:47 PM by Rick Randall

UME is proud to announce our new partners page, which lists the strategic relationships that we have with organizations that offer complimentary services to the ones we provide for our Athletes.  Click on the UME Partners link under the Quick Links menu to learn more about these organizations.

UME & RSF Announce Partnership

posted Feb 26, 2009, 8:25 AM by Shannon Walton   [ updated Jul 5, 2009, 6:27 PM ]

UME and Rochester School of Fitness are combining services to offer high school and college athletes an all-in-one performance plan. The 4-week plan will focus on fitness, nutrition and mental skill training to help in the transition to college athletics or simply to improve performance. Please select the Contact Me link on the left for more information.

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