Team Training

Group Training

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Get Your Head in the Game!


In conjunction with the athletic boosters, mental strength training was offered at the Tri County schools in Howard City recently (Photos below).  What I loved most about these sessions was there was a larger meaning than just being a mentally tougher athlete.  The principles of LEADERSHIP and COMMUNITY were central topics, offered at both the middle school and high school levels.  The questions posed and the engagement I saw that day were REALLY HEALTHY.  Thank you to the boosters and the athletic department at Tri County!

Coach McGannon

Thank you for coming to our school district to work with our student athletes on mental strength! It was a valuable morning and afternoon session. Learning how to handle adversity without losing productivity is a life skill! On behalf of the boosters and the athletic department, thank you for your insight and teaching.

Melissa Gentz, Tri County Athletic Boosters  

Phil Butler, Tri County Athletic Director

Ideal for Travel Teams: any sport

“Coach McGannon, we have 2 groups of 20 athletes here in the Traverse City area.  We would like to run separate sessions for each and our boosters will be involved.  Please provide some dates where you can run this training for our student athletes.” 



Step 1:  Register by calling Coach McGannon with info on Team, sport, number of players and date. 616 402 1600

Step 2:  Upon registration, all players will receive a Mental Strength Assessment

Step 3:  Fill out assessment and hit SUBMIT.  Both Coach McGannon and the player will receive a copy..

Step 4:  Bring that copy to the meeting. Get ready to improve your mental strength BEFORE, DURING and AFTER Competition

  • $50 per player.  (Individual sessions here:  $95 per player.  Going to $120 on June 15, 2022)
  • NOTE: multiple sports-programs may attend
  • Parents-coaches-AD’s attend at no cost.
  • Once a team/program is registered, all players will receive a link to the ASSESSMENT.
  • Bring the assessment to the training, it will be the reference tool throughout the discussion that follows.
  • For any questions, contact Coach McGannon at 616-402-1600 or email

NOTE:  There is am assessment for teams ages 12 and YOUNGER, and also a more extensive assessment for teams ages 13 and OLDER.  When registering please advise of the team’s age and skill level. (Average, Above Average, Excellent)



Group-Team Mental Strength Training - on Mon, 06/13/2022 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Ferrysburg: 17520 Ridge Ave

Group-Team Mental Strength Training - on Mon, 06/13/2022 from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Ferrysburg: 17520 Ridge Ave

Mental Strength @ Saugatuck HS - on Mon, 06/20/2022 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at Saugatuck High School

Group-Team Mental Strength Training - on Mon, 11/14/2022 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Ferrysburg: 17520 Ridge Ave

“We look forward to you working with our athletes, all sports, on their mental strength.” JT Hogan, Athletic Director, Spring Lake


“I am excited for our student-athletes on the Dartmouth Golf team who are going through your mental skills training. What a great tool! Handling adversity and bad breaks helps define who the best players are in ANY sport. Thank you!”
Alex Kirk, Head Coach Womens Golf
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire


Coach McGannon runs all mental strength training.  See Player Comments here


Coach was D-1 in 2 sports.  Bio here


Group Training is for ALL SPORTS.  This training will increase a player or team’s confidence, address issues of failure and handling mistakes and also probe the key areas of Commitment and Attitude.  Can be done privately with a single program (EX: JV Volleyball team, Varsity Football, middle school basketball, etc)   Call 616 402-1600

EXAMPLE: Why do players care so much about what others think?  4:04

Effective for all sports.  Coach McGannon has worked with players in basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, football, golf, volleyball, track, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, figure skating, fencing, water polo, equestrian, gymnastics.