1 on 1 Programs

1 on 1 Programs2019-09-24T18:50:33+00:00

Whether you are a junior athlete or a pro athlete, if you are looking to take your results to the next level, let’s connect on a 1-on-1 basis.

With our 1-on-1 programs, we use an assessment that helps athletes understand what their mental skills are and how they can work on them. We then provide athletes with the tools and exercises to develop their mental skills and we guide them in utilizing these tools and exercises effectively & efficiently.

In our longer programs, we truly get to know the athletes and their tendencies, so we can efficiently push the athletes to grow and hold them accountable. The ongoing engagement provides the athletes with the repetition to engrain concepts and ensures we can help the athletes consistently and effectively apply the mental tools over time. We go further by providing timely support for important events and impromptu sessions for when athletes are faced with unique pressure or adversity situations.

For our younger athletes, the parents are more involved in the entire process and the sessions.

Sport & Performance Psychology in Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan.

If you (or your child) are struggling with any of the following barriers then our customized 1-on-1 programs are for them:

  • Confidence

  • Managing Emotions

  • Staying Focused

  • Performing Under Pressure

  • Dealing with Adversity

  • Nerves or Performance Anxiety

  • Fear of Failure

  • Worried about what others think

  • Overly focused on outcomes

  • Overthinking

  • Tightening up or hesitating

  • Poor Attitude

The customized 1-on-1 programs will help you:

  • Get back to playing at your BEST
  • Enjoy your sport even more
  • Play with Confidence
  • Stay focused on the process and what you can control

  • Manage your emotions

  • Be a leader

  • Achieve Consistent Elite Performance

In the customized 1-on-1 programs you get:

  • Access to the entire Mindset Academy

  • An initial assessment to identify what mental skills you need to develop

  • 1-on-1 Sessions to keep you accountable and engaged by making sure you understand the concepts, apply the exercises effectively and are doing the work

  • Weekly Q & A calls to provide the repetition necessary to engrain the concepts, tools, and exercises and the frequency to keep them top of mind.

  • Video or in-person performance observations for more specific feedback related to the athlete’s mental and physical tendencies

  • Ongoing support & impromptu sessions for current adversities or upcoming pressure situations

  • Part of a community through private groups where you get to hear, see and learn from other athletes struggles, stories, and success

  • Parents also get access to all of these features so that they can support their child’s mental performance

You can start winning the inner game from anywhere in the world via phone, FaceTime or Zoom Video Conferencing. Or you can meet with Dr. Cassidy Preston or one of our other coaches at one of our locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

“Before I was struggling with confidence and I was getting frustrated. Now I am making more confident plays with the puck and I have improved my offensive production.”

Thomas Stewart, Defense, Barrie Colts Draft Pick, OHL

“Before starting I was negative going into the rink and frustrated with my situation. Now I am so much more confident. I hold the puck more. I do what I can in the shifts I get. I am more positive about hockey. I want to go to the rink and get better even more now.” 

*Went from 2 pts in 13 games to 19 pts in last 26 games – approx 500% improvement in pts/game*

Camaryn Baber, Forward, Saginaw Spirit, OHL

“Before I was really worried about what others thought, I was overthinking and in a scoring drought. But now I have an effective way to reset and refocus myself, I am not worried about people in the stands or not scoring, I just go out and play my game, and I have increased my production!”

Owen Sculthrop, Forward, York Simcoe Express AAA

The ones who excel and move on in this sport are the ones who’ve mastered their inner game. I have been fortunate enough to have had the chance to train with Cassidy Preston for the past 3 seasons. Cassidy has helped bring my game and my outlook to the game to new levels.

Cassidy’s teachings have helped calm my game and give me confidence through strategic goal setting and positive affirmations. His approach to “process over results” has drastically brought down my stress levels and has allowed me to direct my focus and energy on what really matters; playing in the moment.

I strongly recommend Cassidy Preston to anyone looking to improve their athletic or personal careers.

Dan Spence, Professional Hockey Goalie

“Cassidy is a great resource for athletes, teams, and coaches to build the mental toughness, resiliency, leadership, and teamwork necessary for unlocking your full potential. His background as an elite athlete and leader in team sport, combined with his knowledge and background in the science of performance, gives him instant credibility when talking about and facing the challenge of sport. He builds meaningful relationships with athletes and teams and maximizes the impact of leaders. He is approachable, open, and a great communicator. Having worked with many mental skills coaches throughout my career, I can say that Cassidy is among the best in the business. He will make a positive impact on your performance and help you to live into your full potential.”

Dan Church, Head Coach Women's Hockey Team York University

“Dr. Cassidy Preston was an integral part of the York’s Men’s Varsity Volleyball Program over the past 3 years where he contributed highly towards our successes both on and off the court. His effort towards elevating our team’s individual mental preparation and most importantly our confidence allowed our athletes to achieve new heights in their game. Our program lost multiple starters/leaders due to graduation when Cassidy arrived and under his guidance, Cassidy helped usher in a new cycle of leaders such as myself to change our program for the better. In our first year together, our program struggled with a losing record of 9-11 however Cassidy’s dedication and commitment to building us into a growth-minded athletes pushed us towards future success. We won our conference the next 2 years with both a 15-3 and 12-6 records. Without his intellectual meetings, thoughtful team talks, and overall belief in our abilities as individuals, I highly doubt such success would have been attainable.

On a personal level, Cassidy is an instrumental part of my life as a varsity athlete. I became captain of the program upon Cassidy’s arrival and I can honestly say that he has contributed in shaping me into the leader I am today. He is an individual who not only demonstrates an extremely vast knowledge of sport and the mental preparation needed to be a top athlete but he shows a level of care and support towards his athletes that makes him unique to others. He once stayed 4 hours after our quarterfinal match talking with me and other athletes, embracing them following their heartbreak. I’m not sure of many sport psychology coaches let alone coaches that would do that for their players. Whether it is helping foster leadership in players, helping them overcome adversity by giving them techniques, or simply bringing teams closer together with meetings/group discussions, Cassidy’s input in all facets of sport psychology is invaluable. His passion towards sport and making people better is truly infectious.

I am now graduating from York with major awards in leadership and commitment and I have Cassidy to especially thank for that. I’ve learned a lot from him in our 3 years together and I strongly recommend Dr. Cassidy Preston to anyone looking to improve his or her careers in whatever path they choose in life.”

Tim Jensen, York University Volleyball Player & Team Captain

“I started working with Dr. Cassidy Preston to learn how to improve the mental approach of my golf game. He gave me advice not only applicable to improve my golf game but in my everyday life as a student. I was able to improve my focus and resiliency to adversity and difficult situations where I needed to manage my emotions. I look forward to working with Cassidy again.”

Noah Oakes, McMaster Golf Team

“Our son has had the benefit of working with Cassidy beginning last season and we have seen tremendous improvement.  The one-one-one time he spends with athletes is so valuable.  He took the time to uncover what the real areas of opportunity were by getting to know him, watching him play and also involving us as parents in the process.  The hockey mindset method became very much a part of our son’s routine pre, during and post-game routine.  We saw this was evident in his approach with teammates and coaches, and his confidence in himself and his ability.  He learned and continues to learn through his work with Cassidy how to get out of his own head, not overthink the game, and maximize his performance by using his reset routine and working through daily worksheets.  I would highly recommend any athlete competing at an elite level work with Dr. Cassidy Preston – he has been an amazing resource to our son and our family.”

Minor Midget AAA Hockey Parent