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Jim Skelton

Sport Performance Specialist
Sport Performance Coach at Jim Skelton 121 Personalized Perfomance Training
Carlsbad, California, 92008

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“I cannot teach you anything, but I can make you think” Socrates

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James Hayden Skelton MS LLC
Carlsbad, CA 92008 | (714) 969-4313 | jskelton121@gmail.com |linkedin.com/in/Skelton
MENTAL SKILLS PERFORMANCE COACH
Professional Summary
• Extensive experience in sports psychology,
exercise physiology, counseling, and human
service.
• Ability to understand and advocate for
changes due to added information and or tools
in baseball
• Experience in The Attentional &
Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS)
biofeedback and cognitive/perceptual
training.
• 25 years of baseball coaching experience
(Including assisting the field staff with
traditional responsibilities of a coach)
• 21 Years California credentialed (K-12)
math/physical education single subject
teacher
• Collegiate playing experience
• Strength & Conditioning background
• 200 Hour Yoga certification
• Thought Coach certification
• Certified Mental Performance Consultant
(CMPC-in December 2022)
• Knowledge of multiple platforms of baseball
operations and scouting
• Working Fluency in Spanish
Education- California State University -
Fullerton -
Fullerton, CA
• Master of Science: Kinesiology (January
1998)
Emphasis Sports Psychology, Exercise
Physiology, Counseling, Human
Services Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology (May
1995)
• Bachelor of Science: Physical Education
(May 1992)
Work History
Mental Skills Coach (January1998 to Current)
Private Practice-121 Personalized Performance
Training – Carlsbad, CA
➢ More than 20,000 hours (about 3 years) of
direct client
contact (i.e., time spent working with
individuals or groups). Time spent working
with individuals or groups to (a) optimize
performance, involvement, enjoyment, or
personal development and/or (b) improve
mental health or psychological well-being.
Activities have included (a) individual
consultation or counseling, (b) group
facilitation, consultation, or counseling, (c)
psychoeducational (life skills) workshops,
and/or (d) team-building exercises
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Texas Rangers-Mental Performance Coach (July 2021 to December 2021)
Implementation of mental skills curriculum (BASE-R) for players in Arizona
• Provide individual meetings to players
• Provide biweekly reports
• Meet with fresh players and support in the transition process to Arizona
• Attend practices, games, training coaches' meetings regularly
• Provide appropriate referrals to Mental Skills Coordinator or Employee Assistance Program for mental health
concerns for players
• Provide group talks and educational team meetings on sport psychology related topics
• Coordinate Peak Performance programs alongside medical, strength and conditioning, nutrition, athletic
training, and coaching departments
• Work closely with coaches on development and mental skills to effectively support and maximize each
player's potential
• Support the Medical staff on the psychological and emotional aspects to injury and recovery, provide
educational classes to better support the players in the rehabilitation process
• Assist the field coaching staff with practice and observe development of players and team dynamics
• Implement and apply sports psychology assessment tools, including TAIS assessment, to support in the
development of players
Areas of Expertise
All
Qualifications
Masters of Science (Sport Psychology)

More About Jim Skelton

My role is to help players develop an understanding of the physical game vs the mental game. We will be focusing on the mental aspects of baseball as they relate to the individual. Some of the skills we will look at are breathing, mental imagery, self talk, routines, and goal setting(1). A player needs to have a mission, play the game one pitch at a time, focus on the process, develop their mental skills, and make commitment to learning(2). We will focus on developing self control, trust, and a pitch to pitch plan(3).  In a game based on failure, the key is to play the game one pitch at a time. Making a commitment to focus on the process rather than the outcome will be critical. While playing the game, the most important pitch is the pitch being thrown. Developing mental toughness is the goal. 


As quoted by Dr Ken Ravizza (World renowned Peak Performance coach, co-author w/Dr Tom Hanson; Heads Up Baseball(1,2,3), advisor, and friend), "Mental toughness in baseball is giving 100% of what you have to win the next pitch." Additionally, the athlete needs to “Learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable”, and "Failure is positive feedback".


Research shows that Mental Skills Helps to


+Condition the brain to discover and maximize your true potential.

+Develop ultimate balance between the mind and the body and between the body and the mind.

+Redirect the thoughts that lead to action towards tasks, dreams, and goals.

+Relax so that you can be more efficient and more proficient when it counts the most.

+Increase efficiency and confidence, which are fundamental to success.

+Take your life and game to the next level by altering information in the subconscious mind.

+Consistently enter a mind-flow state where the subconscious body takes over.

+Create proper muscle memory, instill new habits, develop a positive attitude, and alter behavior.



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