6 episodes

Closer Mentality is a peak performance-focused, documentary podcast. Each episode tells the stories of elite athletes, coaches, and sport psychologists and their relationships with the mental side of the game.

Closer Mentality Julia Mellett

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Closer Mentality is a peak performance-focused, documentary podcast. Each episode tells the stories of elite athletes, coaches, and sport psychologists and their relationships with the mental side of the game.

    Ep. 87: The CARE Consortium and Tactical Athletes with Dr. Stephen Broglio

    Ep. 87: The CARE Consortium and Tactical Athletes with Dr. Stephen Broglio

    Episode 87 welcomed University of Michigan Concussion Center director, Dr. Stephen Broglio.

    He spoke to the increase in research funding for concussion and CTE studies, partnering with the NCAA and United States Department of Defense, and the technological advancements that aid in data collection.

    988: National Suicide and Crisis Hotline

    CARE Consortium: https://careconsortium.net/

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off of your first month at www.betterhelp.com/closermentality

    Libro.fm: tidd.ly/3JIHA3m

    KT Tape: tidd.ly/43ivNQo

    Closer Mentality: UNCENSORED: www.youtube.com/@closermentalityuncensored2603

    • 22 min
    Ep. 86: Two Broken Legs and Turning Nerves into Adrenaline with Sam DuPratt

    Ep. 86: Two Broken Legs and Turning Nerves into Adrenaline with Sam DuPratt

    Episode 86 welcomed US Alpine Ski Team member Sam DuPratt.

    He worked through his time skiing for the University of Utah, his introduction to Team USA, international skiing, severe injury, and learning to trust his body again.

    The injury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1FMcCHoHxY

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off of your first month at www.betterhelp.com/closermentality

    Libro.fm: tidd.ly/3JIHA3m

    KT Tape: tidd.ly/43ivNQo

    Closer Mentality: UNCENSORED: www.youtube.com/@closermentalityuncensored2603

    • 38 min
    Ep. 85: Goal Acquisition and the NWSL with Schuyler DeBree

    Ep. 85: Goal Acquisition and the NWSL with Schuyler DeBree

    Episode 85 welcomed former Duke University and NWSL defender Schuyler DeBree.

    Her relationship with soccer spans the entire United States, and includes a quick trip across the pond to the Czech Republic. She spoke to playing overseas, the tumult that is playing soccer professionally, and the cycle of self-doubt that tying identity to success inherently provides.

    988: Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
    Crisis Text Line: www.crisistextline.org/

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off of your first month at www.betterhelp.com/closermentality

    Libro.fm: tidd.ly/3JIHA3m

    KT Tape: tidd.ly/43ivNQo

    Closer Mentality: UNCENSORED: https://www.youtube.com/@closermentalityuncensored2603

    • 34 min
    Ep. 84: Bobsled and Bipolar I Disorder with Maddy Cohen

    Ep. 84: Bobsled and Bipolar I Disorder with Maddy Cohen

    Episode 84 features Team USA bobsled pilot Maddy Cohen.

    Cohen, who was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder, worked through her entrance to the sliding sports, getting on the radar of Team USA while in high school, her diagnosis and its implications, and what the public misunderstands about functioning with BPD.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off of your first month at www.betterhelp.com/closermentality

    Libro.fm: tidd.ly/3JIHA3m

    KT Tape: tidd.ly/43ivNQo

    Closer Mentality UNCENSORED: www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuZfwIP9ny-WIqpcUaQnWA

    • 21 min
    Ep. 83: Mourning the Life You Lost and Paraswimming with Taylor Winnett

    Ep. 83: Mourning the Life You Lost and Paraswimming with Taylor Winnett

    Team USA Paralympic swimmer Taylor Winnett joined Closer Mentality for Episode 83.

    Winnett sustained a serious spinal injury during high school that changed the entire scope of her relationship with swimming. She spoke to her disability experience, getting diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder, pushback from teammates, mental anguish, and the process of getting classified by the International Paralympic Committee.

    988: Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
    Crisis Text Line: https://www.crisistextline.org/

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off of your first month at www.betterhelp.com/closermentality

    Libro.fm: tidd.ly/3JIHA3m

    KT Tape: tidd.ly/43ivNQo

    Donate to Team USA: https://support.teamusa.org/give/195374/?_gl=1*4j0t7x*_ga*MTk3MjM3ODYzNC4xNjg5MTY5NzMz*_ga_XEXDBYM8E5*MTY4OTg3ODI2Ni4zLjEuMTY4OTg3ODI2Ni4wLjAuMA..#!/donation/checkout?c_src=WOW20MMTUSA1

    Closer Mentality UNCENSORED: www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuZfwIP9ny-WIqpcUaQnWA

    • 34 min
    Ep. 82: The Love Languages of Coaching and Healthy Confrontation with Diego Ibarra and Lindsay Mayer

    Ep. 82: The Love Languages of Coaching and Healthy Confrontation with Diego Ibarra and Lindsay Mayer

    Episode 82 brought on softball coaches Diego Ibarra and Lindsay Mayer. They worked through the difficulties of coaching team dynamics, Alphas Alliance, love languages as means of communication, and how to foster healthy confrontation among teammates.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off of your first month at www.betterhelp.com/closermentality

    Libro.fm: https://tidd.ly/3JIHA3m

    KT Tape: https://tidd.ly/43ivNQo

    Closer Mentality UNCENSORED: www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuZfwIP9ny-WIqpcUaQnWA

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

beads_and_jules ,

This podcast just keeps getting better!

I’ve been listening to this podcast since about the tenth episode. It just keeps getting better, as the host dives into more intense and vulnerable stories with extreme grace. I would recommend a regular listen if you are interested in sports mental health or performance.

Listeener from day 1 ,

Best podcast for athletes to share their stories.

Julia creates an incredible environment that allows for athletes to open up about their most vulnerable moments. Nothing quite like it out there.

Player of the snake gamee ,

Awesome!

Great insights!!!

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