7+ years of coaching youth soccer in USA & Ireland. 20 years playing
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Mental Strength Coach - Teaching Mental Resilience
Focusing on positive psychological development
Fully Insured on premises
HOW I IMPROVE ATHLETES (MENTALLY & PHYSICALLY)
Technical Skills: Improve technical abilities such as dribbling, passing, shooting, ball control, tackling, and heading. Coach Robert is an advocate &founder of the "First Touch Principle".
Physical Conditioning: Developing physical attributes: endurance, speed, agility, strength & flexibility.
Individual Development: Providing tailored assessments & training sessions to improve each player's strengths, work on weaknesses and help them develop their unique skills.
Tactical Understanding: Teaching players game strategies, tactics, formations, positioning and decision-making based on different game situations. Anticipating opponents' moves.
Mental Performance: Providing tools to help players' well-being by focusing on confidence, focus and resilience to deal with pressure & improve decision making.
The Soccer Lab Facility
Integrated Mental Performance program
Backed by Dr. Sarah, an experienced Cognitive Psychologist with 15 years clinical research experience and a demonstrated track-record of grants and publications while at top tier academic universities, including UCLA and UCSD, applying the GeniusGyms program.
Decision-Making and Strategy:
Making effective decisions, adapting to changing situations, and strategic thinking during gameplay.
Managing emotions, handling stress, anxiety, and controlling reactions in high-pressure situations.
Visualization and Mental Rehearsal:
Using mental imagery and visualization techniques to prepare for competition and improve performance.
Impacts 50-90% of Athletic Performance
Have you been told to "Stay Positive", "Be focused", "Get in the game", "Get in the zone" etc. But how do you achieve this? The majority of coaches out there are ill-equipped to help athletes with their mental performance and focus only on the physical aspect to push you further.
Coach Robert helps you set goals and gives you the tools to help prepare and maintain mental performance in these areas:
Focus and Concentration:
Maintaining focus during training and competition, avoiding distractions, and staying concentrated on the task at hand.
Confidence and Mindset:
Believing in one's abilities, having self-confidence, and managing doubts or insecurities.
Motivation and Mental Toughness:
Staying motivated, overcoming adversity, and developing resilience to handle pressure, setbacks, and challenges.
COGNITIVE VISION TRAINING
Elevate your game by improving your cognitive skills through 11-aside VR scenarios recreated from real life games.
We offer advanced Virtual Reality in-game scanning and vision training to improve memory and awareness.
Scanning is vital for enhanced vision, decision-making, & teamwork.
Advanced decision making
Soccer is all about space and time. Professional players scan around them before they receive the ball.The difference between a pro-player and an aspiring player is that they are able to make decisions before they receive the ball vs on the ball.
This training gains vital seconds and half yards over opponents & this teaches young players what their coaches cannot.
Combining Brain Cognition & Soccer
Robert uses technology to help soccer players improve: reaction and response speed, spatial awareness, peripheral vision, cognitive processing, motor control and coordination. Backed by neuroscientists and cogntive psychologists validated by the Genius Gyms program.
Sessions in Action
Scanning and Peripheral Awareness to improve decision making
Agility, Footwork and Passing Awareness
Increased Cognitive Load
Pass and Move Awareness
Turning on the Ball
Importance of Coming to the Ball
Agility course and First Touch
Passing to Break Defensive Lines
Receiving and Passing with both Feet
Plyometrics on the back foot
Cognition and Response Time
EXTENDED SERVICES OFFERED
15 Minute Consultation
Free Zoom consultation to ensure the athlete qualifies for the program. Candidates are expected to have specific goals set that they are looking to achieve.
We quantify core aspects of your brain cognition using a set of fun and scientifically- validated cognitive tasks. As soon as you've completed the assessment, a report will be instantly generated and available to review.
We measure the athletes physical performance including speed, strength, balance, heart rate variability, flexibility etc., using latest biomarker technology.
Data Review of Results
We compile a report combining the athletes mental and physical performance and review them with the athlete identifying strengths and areas to improve.
Personalized Exercise Plan
Based on the goals of the athlete combined with the results of Cognitive and Physical assessments, we generate a personalized step by step plan to help the athlete achieve their goals.
Execution: Sessions Plan
We schedule individual 1:1 sessions with the athlete to execute the plan via weekly sessions. We also run cognitive and physical assessments throughout to measure the athletes progress.
Locations and Call Out
- La Jolla
UCSD Qualcomm Institute, Atkinson Hall – Fifth Floor, 9500 Gilman Drive #0436 La Jolla, CA 92093
- Available for Callout in San Diego County