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Carl D., Wilkes Barre, PA Mental Skills Training Coach

Carl D.

Mental Skills Training

SILVER

Mental skills training can be the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete. Let me help you take your performance to the next level. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
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  1. Back Mountain, PA
  2. Scranton, PA
  3. Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes Barre, PA

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

  • Misericordia University (PA)

  • 4 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Coach, Athlete

  • Visualization, Setbacks, Pressure Situations, Mental Toughness, Goal Setting, Confidence

Credentials

  • Misericordia University (PA)

  • 4 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Coach, Athlete

  • Visualization, Setbacks, Pressure Situations, Mental Toughness, Goal Setting, Confidence

More About Coach Carl

Before discussing my coaching experience please understand that I AM NOT a licensed sports psychologist. I am currently undergoing a Masters Program through the University of Western States to obtain a masters degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology and have studied the subject extensively to this point. I do not claim to be a sports psychologist, nor do I ask to be referred to as one. Thank you for your understanding and if you have any further questions, please let me know.

I worked at Hanover Area Jr/Sn high school for 4 years as a cross country and track and field coach. During that time, my focus was on the mental side of training. I grew up on the track thanks to my father being a coach so I've grown to love everything about competition and what it takes to be the best. My focus was the hurdles in track, an event that requires a lot of mental toughness, stress management and goal setting to be successful. I've also worked with individual athletes over my time as an athlete and coach in sports like volleyball, basketball, swimming and wrestling.

During college, I studied abroad in Twickenham, England. There, I focused on sport and exercise psychology at St. Mary's University while also working with the Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC). The EPACC is an organization made to train the most talented 17-25 year old endurance athletes in the London area. My job required me to be a mental skills coach, working with athletes on their mental toughness and goal setting. I was also required to keep notes and utilize organisational skills by helping with day to day operations.

After graduating from Misericordia University with my bachelors in psychology, I worked as an opiate addictions counselor for one year. Holding this challenging position helped to broaden my perspective on how individuals can endure and overcome all kinds of obstacles, and taught me even more about how strengthening your mentality and attitude can create success. Almost exactly a year after starting my position, I was able to take an internship with The Immortals eSports organization as a Performance and Mindfulness Coach for their Overwatch team. I lived in house with 7 athletes as well as 2 more staff members. My job was to offer mental and physical support for the professional players whose ages ranged from 17-26. I had to create a schedule of mental and physical training that included runs, Ultimate Frisbee, core workouts, stress management, self-awareness, goal setting, various aspects of mental toughness and much more. I also created athlete treatment plans which targeted problems that each individual athlete perceived they had which ranged from communication problems to nutrition help. I worked in both group and individual settings to try and raise the performance of each athlete while also helping them develop into young adults. I was also in charge of tracking perceived progression from when I started my plans to when I left.

After leaving the Immortals, I began work as a freelance Mindfulness coach. I returned home to Northeastern Pennsylvania and began working with local high school and college teams in various sports. In early December, I began working with a local Gymnastics Organization to help their top tier athletes develop mental skills relating to positive self-talk, mental toughness and helping them handle the fear inherent in their sport. I continue to work with this organization while also continuing mental skills training for athletes in basketball, track and field, swimming and wrestling.

-Hanover Area track and field/cross country coach, 2012-Current
-Mental Performance Coach for Misericrodia University Cross Country & Track and Field, Current
-Mental Performance Coach for Northeast Gymnastics, 2017-Current
-Assistant Mental Skills Director for the Diabetes Training Camp 2018
-Freelance Mental Skills Coach for other various individual athletes and teams, 2018-Current
-EPACC Coach, 2015
-Opiate Addictions Counselor, 2016-2017
-Mindfulness and Performance Coach for Immortals INC., 2017

During my high school career I was constantly pushing myself to be the best in every sport and event I did. This led me to being a 4- time varsity letter winner in track and field and cross country and a 3-time letter winner in swimming. In all of my sports, I was voted to the position of team captain during my senior year. I went on to the track and field state championships after having won 3 medals at the district meet my senior year. I also received a district medal in swimming as well.

In college, I became a 4-time letter winner in cross country and track and field. I won the Coaches Award in both 2013 and 2016 which had never been done by any athlete in Misericordia University history. The Coaches Award is given to an athlete who goes beyond the physical aspects of their own improvement and reaches out to their teammates to help them develop beyond their own perceived expectations. I was also a multiple time Middle Atlantic Conference qualifier and medalist in the 400 meter hurdles, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and distance medley relays. I was also a multiple time Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) qualifier. I am also ranked in the top 10 400 meter hurdlers to ever compete for Misericordia University.

I am currently going for my MS in Sport and Exercise Psychology through the University of Western States. I have been actively studying sport and exercise psychology since high school on my own, reading multiple books and textbooks on the subject. I pride myself on my own mental game and the mental game I have developed with the athletes I have had the pleasure of working with. I personally believe in a person first approach where I get to know the athlete in front of me before we work towards solutions for problems or mental toughness in general. My mantra is "You have to show that you care, before they care what you know" and I take that to heart when working with athletes. I believe it is excellent to come in with a plan or problems of your own but you should still expect me to ask you various questions to try and get a good basis to work with. With that being the case, I will work with you to try and figure out what issues may exist, the root cause and work with you to develop a plan to handle those issues in an effective and timely manner. If no problems exist and you are just looking to take the next step in your game, I can still work with you to develop a plan of what that may look like and ways we can develop your mind as a tool to increase your overall performance.

-Initial meet and greet.
-Athlete communication on what they expect to get from the session (Problem solving, treatment planning, mental toughness, etc.).
-Coach communication of what I can offer you based on what information you have given me.
-Develop a plan for the future.

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Client Reviews

Carl combines his knowledge and experience from coaching athletes in both esports and traditional sports to give relevant information on optimizing practice, self awareness and mentality.
Throughout my running career, I've always struggled with keeping focus on the races that I run. I couldn’t figure out why I got so nervous and why it was effecting my running. Carl has helped tremendously. Whether it was the different drills he taught us to use or just being there to talk and give us guidance on which way to go, I knew I could count on his help. Mentally, I believe that Carl's program has truly helped me become more focused on the positive sides of running and less on the negative and the nerves that come along with that. When I get on the line now, I am more focused on what I can control and less focused on what I can’t.
I've run competitively throughout high school and at the Division III level collegiality and I have always struggled with race-day anxiety. I would get to the point where races felt like they were happening to me, instead of me running the races. When I met with Carl, he listened and I could tell he truly understood as an athlete himself. Carl taught me breathing exercises to stay focused and keep perspective on race-day and I use them every single time I toe the line now. I feel more in control, I have gotten better results and most importantly, I enjoy racing much more after receiving Carl's help.
In 7th grade, I decided to join a sport that would ultimately have a bigger impact on my life for years to come than I thought possible. I chose to run- a sport in its pure essence, at is very face value, seems simple enough. I soon discovered that was far from the case; I faced many many ups and downs, literally and mentally, in my 10 years of competitive running that would follow. However, I am beyond thankful and lucky to have had Carl Daubert by my side from the very first day of of cross country practice that faithful day in 7th grade. Throughout my high school and collegiate careers, I learned to lean on Carl before, during and after meets as he was someone I could turn to no matter if I had the worst or best race of my life. He taught me how to believe in myself and my abilities and how every race and practice served a purpose, acted as a lesson. Carl assisted me in my journey to lay the foundation of becoming a mentally strong athlete, which I truly believe is one of the main reasons to enable my future physical/athletic successes. I am forever grateful to my relationship with Carl- both as a teammate and friend on and off the track for he has been an enormous positive influence in my life in every aspect.
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