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Jim Skelton

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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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    Professional Summary
    • Extensive experience in sports psychology, exercise physiology, counseling, and human services.

    • 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 4th coach, such as throwing batting practice, hitting fungos, and coaching first base)

    • Ability to understand and advocate for changes due to new information and or tools in baseball

    • Collegiate playing experience

    • Strength & Conditioning background

    • Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC)-in progress

    • Knowledge of multiple platforms of baseball
    operations and scouting

    • Fluency in Spanish

    • Basic SQL/Python/ R coding skills

    -Master of Science: Kinesiology (January 1998)
    Emphasis Sports Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Counseling, Human Services California State University - Fullerton - Fullerton, CA
    -Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology (June 1995) California State University - Fullerton - Fullerton, CA

    Mental Skills Coach (January1998 to Current)
    Jim Skelton 121 Personalized Performance Training – Carlsbad, CA
    • More than 10,000 hours of direct client contact (i.e., time spent working with individuals or groups). Time spent on 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.

    • Provide all coaches with suggestions in developing leadership skills and insights to be more effective in working with each other and in player development.

    • Helped athletes' pinpoint the challenges or obstacles that prevented them from successfully maneuvering through a season.
    • Provided insight, suggestions, new ideas and action steps for athletes’ allowing them to more clearly make decisions and facilitate change.

    -International Envoy Coach (June 2003 to November 2005)
    Major League Baseball – New York, NY Promote, teach, coach, introduce baseball and mental skills strategies regardless of previous level of experience or knowledge of the game.

    • Cleveland Indians-Vision Trainer. (February 2005 to May 2005)
    National Baseball and Softball Academy -Wheeling, IL Cognitive-Perceptual based vision training. Direct work with all players' to visually track baseball through the strike zone

    • Baseball Operations Assistant (March 1999 to November2002) World Champion Anaheim Angels Anaheim, CA
    Chart pitch type, outcome, and speed. Provide support information to coaching staff
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  • 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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