10 episodes

WellU Mental Training Podcast shares stories of individuals in the athletic world to inspire others along their performance journey. Here at WellU, we focus on categories such as motivation, confidence, returning to play after injury, nerves & emotions, self-awareness, communication, and resilience in order for athletes to find optimal performance.

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WellU Mental Training Podcast shares stories of individuals in the athletic world to inspire others along their performance journey. Here at WellU, we focus on categories such as motivation, confidence, returning to play after injury, nerves & emotions, self-awareness, communication, and resilience in order for athletes to find optimal performance.

    10. Brooke Maxson - UCLA Water Polo - Turning Pressure Into Power

    10. Brooke Maxson - UCLA Water Polo - Turning Pressure Into Power

    In this episode, UCLA women’s water polo athlete, Brooke Maxson, shares many of the mental training strategies and tools she has developed through her playing career. Expect to learn about how she understands nerves and low confidence as opportunities to turn pressure into power. Brooke also highlights other mental training areas such as motivation during the Covid-19 pandemic, performance routines, and connection with teammates.

    • 47 min
    9. Derek Olsen - Pro Beach Volleyball Athlete and Coach - Authentic Confidence and Love of Process

    9. Derek Olsen - Pro Beach Volleyball Athlete and Coach - Authentic Confidence and Love of Process

    In this episode of the WellU Mental Training podcast, Derek Olsen shares his experiences as a professional beach volleyball player and his transition to coaching at UC Berkeley. His pursuit of the “main draw” and love of the process of training on and off the sand explain what it takes to persevere. There are a ton of mental training nuggets you are going to be able to use in your own sport experience. Listen in!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    8. Michael Chadwick - US Swimming Olympic Hopeful - Success Doesn’t Have a Look

    8. Michael Chadwick - US Swimming Olympic Hopeful - Success Doesn’t Have a Look

    In this episode, Brian is joined by 2021 Olympic Games hopeful Michael Chadwick. Michael explores what he has learned about himself and his ability to find balance in the intense US Olympic swimming culture. He offers a tremendous amount of insight for other athletes pursuing success in their sporting endeavors. Listen in for the mental nuggets and final take-always he shares from his growth through success and failure.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    7. Gavin Arroyo - Olympian, USA National Team Asst. and Long Beach State University head water polo coach - Mentored Olympic Guidance

    7. Gavin Arroyo - Olympian, USA National Team Asst. and Long Beach State University head water polo coach - Mentored Olympic Guidance

    In this episode, we learn from our first coach on the podcast. Gavin Arroyo shares with Brian the lessons he learned about mentality, time management, and goal setting from his mentors growing up in a competitive swimming club and then advancing through his career as a collegiate swimmer and water polo athlete. He also shared how he made the decision to transition to specializing in water polo and pursuing the USA Olympic team . His self-awareness during cultural experiences playing abroad in professional European water polo leagues has truly given him perspective as he works with other young aspiring athletes looking to find themselves too. There are so many mental training tools and nuggets in this episode that you are going to want to listen to it multiple times. Finally, as a division 1 collegiate coach at Long Beach State University he shares his unique advice for athletes and parents exploring the right match for their collegiate experience.

    Follow Gavin on Twitter: @ArroyoGavin 

    • 57 min
    6. Kadee Sylla - USD NCAA DI Rower and Team USA - Discovering New Parts of Your Self

    6. Kadee Sylla - USD NCAA DI Rower and Team USA - Discovering New Parts of Your Self

    In this episode, Ami interviews Kadee Sylla, an NCAA D1 rowing athlete and national team member. Discover how Kadee found a new part of herself through her sport experience. Amazingly, she became a top recruit out of high school after having not been an athlete before recruitment into the rowing team. From there her hard work and mental health process has directed her toward incredible achievements. Listen in!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    5. Korey Lee - Cal Bears and Houston Astros Baseball Player - Elite Level Inner Dialogue

    5. Korey Lee - Cal Bears and Houston Astros Baseball Player - Elite Level Inner Dialogue

    In this episode, Korey Lee, a professional baseball player in the Houston Astros organization, shares his story about the rise he made through the ranks to the professional level. He was drafted as the 32nd pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft in the first round during his junior year at UC Berkeley. In the interview, Korey shares some of his mental cues while playing the game that makes him happy and how his curiosity and support from family and friends has continued to help him improve. This is a fantastic interview for all athletes and coaches hoping to learn more about the mental game of an elite level athlete!

    • 43 min

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