“Gad has been a terrific mentor and resource for our teenage son when he was looking for extra guidance to help him take his love of sport to the next level. His professional, perceptive approach is combined with authentic experiences and examples of how to use the power of a good mindset to improve performance; he really understands where athletes are coming from. We highly recommend Gad and his mental-toughness programs!”
- Angela M., Soccer Mom
“There is no better testimonial than from a third party. Ben’s teacher has noticed an improvement in his focus, motivation and how he relates to his classmates. When she mentioned this to him Ben told her he believes it’s because of the mental-toughness training he receives from Coach Gad and I agree! Coach Gad’s MTA program is intuitive, clear and engaging and most importantly widely applicable in sports and everyday life. It has been great for Ben.”
- David A, Hockey Dad
“Coach Gad, as you know it's tough being the parent of a goalie but it's gotten a lot easier now that Josh has learned your mental game strategies and tools. I've noticed he's more relaxed and focused during crucial moments of games. I can especially tell he uses your mental-skill tools when he lets in a goal and it's been extremely helpful for him. I'm so glad we found you, thank you!”
- Jackie A - Goalie Mom
"Coach Gad your 'mentally tough athlete' program has been amazing. I always knew my mindset was important to get my game to the next level but I had no idea what a difference it can make. I was actually shocked when I started to be able to change my thoughts and feelings depending on the situation. I can actually feel my confidence grow as I use your strategies and tools. I particularly enjoy the stories of your personal experiences."
- Joshua A, 14-year-old Hockey Player
“Your sessions are extremely helpful, Coach Gad. The concepts are easy to understand and the assignments after every session are especially useful as it forces me to apply the learning to my regular schedule. I also find the sessions are just the right length to keep me focused and engaged. I'm glad my parents signed me up for your 'mentally tough athlete' program. Thank you for being an important part of my soccer journey.”
- Kim L, 15-year-old Soccer Player
“Hi Coach Gad, I just wanted to let you know that we won our tournament this past weekend. Overall I played well and when I let in a bad goal I kept remembering all the mental game tools you taught me. This helped me learn from my mistakes so I could focus on what I needed to do in the final and it worked! I'm feeling more confident all the time. Thank you so much!”
- Jennifer B, 11-year-old Hockey Goalie
“Gad’s Mental Toughness team program was fantastic. It was engaging and the players really enjoyed it. I thought the content was excellent and appropriate for their age. It addresses the many barriers athletes face to reaching their potential. It was great value, especially when you consider you can easily spend $1000 on 3 skating sessions with an instructor where the impact is limited to the ice, with Gad’s program it impacts the player and the person. I would not hesitate to recommend the program to any team regardless of age or level”
- Adam J, Rep Hockey Coach
What I liked most about the program was the ease of access to the material. I feel the format you provide and having it available for a full year really allows the players to dive into their mental well-being regardless of mental maturity or stage of growth they currently are in. The feedback from the girls has been extremely positive. They now understand the importance of the mental aspect of sport and truly believe this will elevate their game. I feel many girls have matured over the length of the program and have communicated their needs and have performed better as a result of increased mental focus.
- Brittany C, Rep Hockey Coach
After completing the mental toughness workshop with Coach Gad, players began to display more self-confidence as they had a better understanding of the mental obstacles athletes encounter on a daily basis. They learned how to cope and handle different circumstances that may arise before, during or after competition. I would recommend Gad's Mentally Tough Athlete program to any competitive athlete looking to enhance their performance and learn how mental training is crucial to individual and team performance.
- John B, Rep Soccer Coach
Gad, you did a great job with the mental toughness program for our varsity athletes. You're very knowledgeable and deliver the material in a very engaging way. The mental-game strategies and tools are very useful and you explained and demonstrated their use well.
Your follow-up provides much-needed encouragement and accountability which allowed our athletes to get the most out of the program. We look forward to you continuing to work with our student-athletes.
- Dave Mantel, Athletic Director, Redeemer University