Why do kids care so much about what others think about their play?

Effective for all sports.  Coach McGannon has worked with players from the following sports:  basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, football, golf, volleyball, track, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, figure skating, gymnastics.


Each training starts with an assessment which is broken down into three categories:

  1. Confidence
  2. Handling Failure
  3. Commitment/Attitude

A player’s relative strengths and weaknesses in these areas become evident when the assessment results are known.  Coach McGannon will then discuss the PRINCIPLES of mental strength and provide actual TOOLS for handling weaknesses in EACH CATEGORY.

NOTE: this training is effective virtually as well because the assessment is a springboard to what the player is going through.  Improved thinking (pre-practice, pre-game and in-game)  is universally seen.


      • $95.  Pay Pal or Venmo under links below.
      • Once a time is set up, you will receive a link to the ASSESSMENT
      • For any questions, contact Coach McGannon at 616-402-1600 or email jim@basicssports.com

One-on-One Mental Strength Training

Sunday, August 1, 2021

MENTAL STRENGTH TRAINING – Sun 08/01/21 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm FULL

Sunday, August 8, 2021

MENTAL STRENGTH TRAINING – Sun 08/08/21 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm FULL

Sunday, August 15, 2021

MENTAL STRENGTH TRAINING – Sun 08/15/21 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm FULL

Sunday, August 22, 2021

MENTAL STRENGTH TRAINING – Sun 08/22/21 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, August 29, 2021

MENTAL STRENGTH TRAINING – Sun 08/29/21 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


“The mental strength really helped!  She went 10 for 14 at the plate in the tournament including a home run, triple and 2 doubles.  The strike outs did not keep her down.” 


“I am not certain what you spoke about but I wanted to tell you what an impact you have made on her in a short period of time. I have seen a positive shift already.  There is so much negative in the world right now, so this was both a positive and effective turn for the better.  Basics is a blessing to my kid at time she really needed it.   Thank you.”


“Coach we are deeply grateful Basics also addresses the mental side of the game.   He has always been the best technical player, but is so hard on himself.  He gets in his own way all the time.  The hour he spent with you really opened his eyes.  His confidence level is much higher now.  How he thinks AFFECTS how he plays.  THANK YOU!!” 


“We are so glad you spoke with him. It is a huge help to us as parents. When you addressed setbacks and adversity, this was EXACTLY what he needed to hear.  Kids nowadays are used to instant gratification at a cost to their well being.   This service is a powerful tool to help these youngsters learn and thrive.”


“He has always been the most skilled soccer player. Fastest,  great skills, hard worker.  But he has also been so impatient with his play.  He forces the issue too often.  Your talk with him made a big difference.  He has never played better.  THANK YOU!!”