Meet Shelby Acker
Session Rate: $85
My goals as a Mental Performance Coach lie in facilitating progress in confidence and empowerment, management of performance anxieties, generating strong motivations, and creating a foundation of which continued excellence is attainable.
Why I Want To Be A Coach
As a high level youth athlete, I chose to pursue collegiate softball at Southwest Minnesota State University while studying for my BS in Exercise Science. It was in these four years I personally turned to sport psychology as my asset for both on and off the field. With this inspiration, post-graduation I pursued my MS in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Western States. As a coach in the youth and high school sphere for many years, I have been witness to the significant need for mental skill growth in all student-athletes. The resource is severely lacking, and I have chosen to be at the forefront of generating this change.
My Coaching Philosophy
My philosophy is rooted in authentic and servant leadership, while in consistent pursuit of being a positive asset in an athlete’s life. I strive to challenge others and myself, while facilitating growth and empowerment toward their highest potential.
I Best Describe My Coaching Style As…
Authentic, it is how I carry myself in every aspect of life. I choose to be authentically me so my intentions, thoughts, and actions are transparently driven for you.
My Favorite Book is…
The Confident Mind, Nate Zinsser
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My Proudest Accomplishment is…
Working through recovery from a complete shoulder surgery to play my final season of college softball.
I’m Most Grateful For…
The ability to chase my dreams and turn them into a reality.
Confidence/Leadership/Conflict Resolution/Transitioning outside of sports
What I Look For In The Athletes I Coach
An athlete who is able to take feedback and follow through on feedback from session to session. I really would like to work with athletes who genuinely want to improve, not just because their parents told them to see me.