Mastermind Program

Mastermind Program2020-03-20T23:07:44+00:00

Every athlete’s situation is unique, but all athletes experience the same types of struggles (i.e., lack of confidence, worried about what others think, overthinking, frustrated, fear of failure… etc). As such, the principles and the processes we use to help athletes work on their mental game is consistent from athlete to athlete even though their situations are all unique. This is also true from the junior athletes to the professionals.

Of course, some athletes still prefer the 1-on-1 interaction, but our CEP Mastermind Program is growing in popularity because it can be just as effective. It also brings the added benefit of seeing and hearing that you are not alone, that others are experiencing the same struggles as you. Which is why many of our athletes transition into this program after completing their 1-on-1 programs.

In our CEP Mastermind Program, we use the same assessment as we use in the 1-on-1 programs 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 through the Mindset Academy. This is a series of recorded videos that walk you through key principles and exercises. During this time you have weekly access to Dr. Cassidy Preston and the CEP team in the group calls to ask any questions about principles and tools. Duing these group calls the coaches discuss the latest questions and examples to further guide the athletes in utilizing these tools and exercises effectively & efficiently.

There are different CEP Mastermind Group calls with varying dates and times that help make sure the athletes are in groups with similar ages and sports. There is also a weekly parent group call so that parents can engage in the process and have the opportunity to ask direct questions to our coaches. All the group calls are recorded and stored in our CEP Mastermind Library. Therefore, you will have access to all previous sessions while you are in the program and if you ever miss a session you can catch it the next day.

During the live group calls the athletes are not expected to talk and engage verbally, but they are expected to send in a weekly summary with any questions they might have. Nonetheless, for those comfortable, they are asked to engage and reflect throughout the sessions. This non-intrusive form of interaction helps ensure the athletes stay accountable to engaging in the process and doing the work, while respecting the fact that many athletes will not want to share during the group calls.

Contact us if you’d like to learn more about the CEP Mastermind Program and to see if we can find a group call that works for you.

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If you (or your child) are struggling with any of the following barriers then our CEP Mastermind 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 CEP Mastermind 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 CEP Mastermind Program you get:

  • Access to the entire Mindset Academy

  • An initial 1-on-1 assessment to identify what mental skills you need to develop

  • Weekly Group Calls to provide the support and repetition necessary to make sure you engrain the concepts, effectively utilize the exercises, and consistently do the work

  • Access to entire CEP Mastermind Library so that you can watch any sessions you miss or sessions before you started the program

  • Ongoing online support via What’sApp Group & Email for overcoming new adversities or upcoming pressure situations

  • Part of a community where you get to hear, see and learn from other athletes struggles, stories, and successes

  • Weekly Parent Group Calls so that they can ask questions and learn how to best support their child’s mental performance

  • Membership discount off any additional 1-on-1 sessions that you book

Not sure if it will be a good fit for you?

Then apply for a free 30 minute introduction session with one of our coaches. We will go through the initial assessment with you and help determine if you will be a good fit for this program.

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“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