Basketball Mental Toughness Group Coaching

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What’s the biggest difference between confident basketball players and those who worry about their performance?

The Strength of the Player’s Mental Game!

We all know this game is 90% mental, especially in high school where the physical skills needed for success are mostly developed.

Yet, we only practice the mental side of the game 10% of the time.

That doesn't make sense.
And it’s why you go home frustrated with your performance wishing you had more confidence or resilience.

If you are a basketball player who has:

  • Natural talent

  • The will to get better on the court

  • Loves the game

  • Potential to be the key player on your team

That’s great.  All those things have their place.

But they are only part of the equation.
 

If you struggle with:

  • Handling adversity that’s built into almost every aspect of basketball

  • Playing up and down to the level of competition

  • The confidence and consistent elite performance it takes to win

  • Negative self-talk

Then you would benefit from this exclusive basketball mental performance group coaching program.
 

Let me know if this sounds familiar.  As a basketball player you:

  • Show up to practice ready to go

  • Put in extra hours after practice working on your game

  • Are committed to do whatever it takes to win and play your best

But things aren’t really working out. Because you:

  • Don’t know how to stay calm under pressure and slow the game down

  • Struggle to bounce back from a turnover, bad call, or poor performance

  • Psych yourself out before the game even starts

After all the time you have invested into being a great player, isn’t it time you started getting results on a consistent basis? 
As an athlete, you deserve to be more confident in yourself and know how to handle the losses that (let’s be honest) you know you’ll face.
You deserve to know exactly how to use all the tools available to grow and develop into the elite athlete you know you can be.
You deserve to hold the championship trophy high over your head proving to everyone that all your hard work paid off and your elite goals are possible.

WHY BASKETBALL ATHLETES FAIL - REASON #1 - You focus only on the Physical Mechanics.

As an athlete, I know you are doing what you can, showing up to every practice, challenging yourself with new drills, working on your handles, and practicing your jump shots and free throws. You are even buying the latest equipment to help your physical game. 


You know you physically can’t do much more when it comes to working on your game, not in the amount of time that you have in your schedule. But maybe that’s the problem. 

 
The game of basketball is 90% mental and you are working on that part of the game less than 10% of the time. There is another whole aspect of training that if left untaught will keep your potential locked up inside.
 
I see the benefits of intentional mental performance training in basketball everyday and I’ve helped players just like you overcome the challenges they have so that they can get the results they want.

What you need: Intentional mental performance training that is as much a part of your player development program as your time in the gym and on the court.

WHY BASKETBALL ATHLETES FAIL - REASON #2 - They think they are listening to their coaches and following all the best strategies. What’s left to do?

I know that you show up fully to practice sessions, strength training sessions, and in games. You aren’t winging it. And you and your teammates are showing up in full force (most of the time.)
 
You know what you’re after and everything you do is focused on that goal. You talk about it everyday because it’s what you’ve always wanted. 
The “W.”
 
No one is confused about what you are working towards.
 
But, that’s the problem.
You are too focused on the outcome and not focused on the actual tools and strategies that can help you get there.

What you need: A detailed process that regardless of the competition, on the hard days, frustrating days or the exciting days, you know what needs to be done and you’re confident in doing it.

The good news is, training the mental game, the mindset, routines and habits you need to increase your confidence is possible.
 
If you’ve made it this far, you already sense that adding mental performance training to your day is crucial for your success.
 
But what you might not know is that mental performance training will also empower you to:
 

  • Stay committed when things get hard and you feel like giving up

  • Create unshakable focus and confidence so you can perform consistently under pressure

  • Master self-awareness to recognize challenges before they happen and develop the self-regulation to get back on track

  • Identify the routines and habits in your life that you must start, stop and continue to achieve success 

 
In other words … mental performance training makes your life easier.
 
Learning these skills makes you an elite player.  These outcomes are possible for you but they depend on your ability to work the mental game using the drills that build these skills to become mentally tough in life.

 

My “Starting 5” Pillars of Mental Performance Training for Basketball Program has been the secret weapon for my own success as a basketball mental performance coach and the success of the countless high school and college athletes I’ve worked with.
 
 

 
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Hi, I’m Gladine Frasso, basketball’s most sought after mental performance coach…


When I’m not in the gym doing High Intensity Interval Training, spending quality time with my husband and daughter or working full time as an Environmental Health and Safety Engineer, I am the Mental Performance Coach for Foundation Academy Sports - Owned by Professional (WNBA and Overseas) Skills and Development Coach David Anderson, the Mental Performance Coach for the TOP basketball recruiting program Get Me Recruited, coaching high school basketball players and coaching collegiate basketball players.

 

I am also hosting my rising Podcast I Am Mentally Tough with guest like 3X NBA All Star Gilbert Arenas, Naismith Hall of Famer and former University of North Carolina Women's Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell, and Assistant Coach for Ole Miss Women's Basketball Shay Robinson.

And I’ve done this all without adding another weight or training session to your schedule.  Meaning you get to enjoy building a winning mindset, gaining confidence, building routines and habits without having to add hours of more time on the court and in the gym. Time that you probably can’t fit into your already overwhelmed schedule.

You see, I designed this basketball mental performance group coaching and mentorship program specifically for athletes who are serious about accomplishing their goals.

WHY?
 

  1. Because this is the course I wish I had when I was in high school. Yes, I played for Millersville University. But, I also felt very unprepared for that level of competition coming from the high school program that did not teach me the mental game.

  2. Because almost all of the players I coach from elite High School players to college athletes start working with me and immediately say, “No one ever told me this when I was younger.” or “How did I get this far without knowing this?”

  3. Because I’ve been a high school coach for 5 years before and know from personal experience the impact and influence your coaches and teammates have on your life. Wouldn’t a mental performance coach be a great addition? 

 

Having been in your shoes, I have grown passionate about bringing all my knowledge to you.

MY STORY:

Hi, I’m Gladine Frasso. But, most people call me Coach G.
 
I understand how important it is to be mentally tough. I dealt with the pressure of the student-athlete life for 8 years before I played semi-pro basketball. #iammentallytough
 
In high school, I scored 1796 points (graduated as the all-time leading scorer), made the All-State 2nd Team, and County Player of the Year. I was recruited by several colleges including Hofstra, Bucknell, and St. Bonaventure. But I decided to play close to home at Millersville University where, again, I was a 1000+ point scorer (1,011 to be exact).
 
I was a nearly 2000-points-scorer which sounds great …
 
But I was also the player who lost her confidence. It cost me my Freshman Year in college where I sat on the bench.
20+ games. On the bench. And it had nothing to do with my physical game.
 
Now, I teach players like you how to build unshakeable confidence and own it.

 

Because confidence is your responsibility to build and maintain.
 
What chips away at confidence?

  • Negative self-talk

  • Fear of failure

  • High expectations - pressure

  • Perfectionism

  • Walking on eggshells because of a coach

 
That’s what can chip away at confidence.
That’s what happened to me.
 
I want to teach you how to avoid it happening to you.
 

Players just like you learned the mental game and now can’t imagine their athletic career without it … 


"My senior year in high school I felt like I was at a low spot and felt like I didn’t want to play the game of basketball anymore. I was putting in a lot of hard work every day even on my off days. I was working to make myself a better player, and I wasn’t getting the playing time I deserved. At that point I really didn’t care to play. I started to break down mentally to a point I started to get into my own head over thinking little things such as making a layup.

“My high school coach decided to get me a mental game coach which was coach G. She helped me understand that hard work will pay off. I just needed to keep working hard and she gave strategies to use so that I never went into a game with negative thoughts or focused on what happened in the last game.

Coach G still until this day helps me through college. I remember my freshman year I was having a rough time splitting with my twin because we went to different colleges, and how my teammates were treating me, it started to affect me mentally and I started back over with missing layups, overthinking, thinking that I had to do everything right and still thinking about the last game.

But Coach G helped me through that rough time also and now I have ways to calm myself down and that not everything I do is going to be perfect or right, and to let go of the last game because dwelling onto the past is not going to help me in the future. I’m doing great now. I'm a starter for Coastal Carolina and getting great playing time, I still have my moments when basketball gets hard but Coach G is always a phone call away to help me through it."


"My senior year in high school I felt like I was at a low spot and felt like I didn’t want to play the game of basketball anymore. I was putting in a lot of hard work every day even on my off days. I was working to make myself a better player, and I wasn’t getting the playing time I deserved. At that point I really didn’t care to play. I started to break down mentally to a point I started to get into my own head over thinking little things such as making a layup.

“My high school coach decided to get me a mental game coach which was coach G. She helped me understand that hard work will pay off. I just needed to keep working hard and she gave strategies to use so that I never went into a game with negative thoughts or focused on what happened in the last game.

Coach G still until this day helps me through college. I remember my freshman year I was having a rough time splitting with my twin because we went to different colleges, and how my teammates were treating me, it started to affect me mentally and I started back over with missing layups, overthinking, thinking that I had to do everything right and still thinking about the last game.

But Coach G helped me through that rough time also and now I have ways to calm myself down and that not everything I do is going to be perfect or right, and to let go of the last game because dwelling onto the past is not going to help me in the future. I’m doing great now. I'm a starter for Coastal Carolina and getting great playing time, I still have my moments when basketball gets hard but Coach G is always a phone call away to help me through it."
 

-  Janae C., Basketball Player || Coastal Carolina College (Conway, SC)

"Our high school team was very talented but very flawed. They didn’t know how to play together. There were some players who were very talented but didn’t trust their teammates and we had some who didn’t know how to share the ball as they should. Each loss that we received was not because a team was that much better than us, we were just beating up ourselves and not fully listening to the coaches who were there to guide them.  Gladine came down and spoke to our girls. She was able to build their confidence, show ways as to why / how they should trust each other and gave positive examples as to what it meant to be teammates/ sisters. Each game our players began to play as one unit rather than individuals and they also became closer. That same group of girls who were 5-15 one season went 19-5 the season after."

- Ashley G. Assistant Coach ||  Reading HS (Reading, PA)

"When I was in 12th grade I felt  like giving up. I didn’t want to play basketball anymore and I felt like everything I did playing basketball wasn’t going my way.  I was going through a rough time mentally. Then I met Coach G. she helped get through my thoughts and still is helping me get through college.
Thank you so much Coach G"

  -Janeen C., Basketball Player || Coastal Carolina College (Conway, SC)

"I had the ideas and motivation for my career but lacked a sense of direction, Gladine has helped get me on the right path by working with me step by step to not only set short and long term goals for myself but to achieve them. Another thing we worked on was my call to action, many times I have these ideas and things that needed to be done but I was simply letting the opportunity slip through my hands just off of the fact I wasn't going the extra mile, that’s when we came up with the slogan “Go above and beyond” this helped remind me to complete everyday task and realize that in order for me to reach my long term goals I have to handle the small term/everyday goals"

- Nathaniel S., Basketball Player/Music Artist ||  (Leesport, PA)

I have always been motivated to train and work on my game but when it was time to step onto the court with confidence, I struggled. I got frustrated with myself over a simple mistake and let it take over my confidence for the rest of the game or even the next few days. After the first phone call with Coach G, I had a good feeling she would have a positive impact on my game. With the 4 sessions I had with Coach G, we worked on multiple strategies which helped me to regain focus when I started getting frustrated along with how to prepare prior to situations. After our sessions, my confidence has increased drastically on and off the court.

-Danni M. Basketball Player at Midlothian High School (Midlothian, VA)

"My son needed improving his basketball skills. Having Gladine St. Julien work with him has been a great experience. She is professional, knowledgeable and provides organized quality instruction at an affordable fee. She always encouraged personal feedback to ensure my son was getting what he needed at each lesson. Besides giving lessons, she has helped my son in improving his personal confidence in his abilities and about being assertive. We were disappointed to find out she was moving her program out of the state. We wish our son could have worked with her more. We are not sure how we can replace her!! We wish her all the best and are confident she will do well!"

- Rose, mother of Issac H. || Schuylkill Valley Highschool. (Leesport, PA)

"My daughter, Gina, began working with Gladine St. Julien because she needed to improve offensively and become more competitive going into middle school. Gladine was the answer for us!  Gladine provided individual workouts tailored to Gina's specific needs.  Per my request, Gladine focused on shooting, ball handling and offensive moves.  Each workout was intense and fun.  My daughter looked forward to each session, and her skills continued to develop.  As she improved technically, she gained confidence and began to transform into a true competitor.  My daughter and I were both very pleased with the results.  Gladine is a fantastic coach, and we will miss working out with her."

-  Melissa P. mother of Gina F. || Governor Miflin HS (Muhlenburg,PA)


"I feel compelled to give a testimony about my daughter's experience working under Gladine. She developed in my daughter a sense of confidence on and off the court that I completely contribute to her basketball I.Q. Her shooting drills and fundamental workouts were only the beginning of her transition from a scared little girl into a leader that her teammates trust and look up to. Gladine was very influential in provoking dedication and determination in my daughter that she lacked prior to our sessions. Gladine does this from the heart and her love of the sport. Her more than reasonable fees reflected this. I was so looking forward to more workouts for my daughter, and was saddened to hear Gladine was moving her program out of state. I wish her the best and know she and the program will excel!!!"."

-  Darin T. father of Dejah T. || Berks Catholoic (Reading,PA)

“I feel that Mekayla really benefited from your sessions! I see her confidence levels soaring! I am grateful for that! She has set her goals for this year and I’m certain she will achieve them! She has only had good things to say about you!!

-Dawn Wilson, Mother of Mekayla Wilson, Midlothian VA

I am excited to offer you:

“The Starting 5”: Five Pillars to Mental Toughness and Unshakable Confidence.

It is the first all-inclusive mental performance coaching program fully designed to train athletes in how to master the mental game of basketball.
 
It’s designed for high school players who know they have talent, are committed to the work it takes to be champions and are looking to reach the next level of success.

How Do We Accomplish This?

5 one-hour virtual training sessions over 5 weeks -

 

Yes, it’s from the comfort of your own home. No, it’s not like any zoom class you’ve ever attended. None of the dry and boring lectures where people sign in, turn off their cameras and then check out.
 
Instead, you’ll get FULL engagement, breakdowns and walkthroughs of how you can grow mentally tough. 
 
Meaning, from the comfort of your home you’ll learn what it takes to compete at the next level and how the elite high school players perform with unshakable confidence.

ONE unforgettable experience that will change you, forever. The players I work with, teaching them these same pillars, are never the same when we finish, they are always more equipped for championship basketball.

Let’s take a look inside the program and what you’ll learn:

Week #1 -  How to Blast Through the Mental Barriers Holding You Back

Everything you’ll learn throughout this program will rest upon the foundational belief that all the skills you need to succeed are trainable skills. The skills of focus, commitment, discipline, competing one possession at a time and leadership are all skills that can be learned.
 
The idea is that with the proper drills you can develop the right skills, and anything can be learned… Anything.
 
If you believe that anything can be learned, then you are already halfway there.
 
This week you will come to believe that your mindset is a prerequisite for any success you want in life.
 
This first week, you will: 

  • Understand the real definition of mindset and why getting this wrong is hurting you

  • How to figure out where your current mindset is so that you can grow from there

  • How to know yourself so that you can design your days around what works for you

  • How to bounce back from mistakes so it doesn’t take you out of the game 

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Week #2 - Getting Yourself to Show Up Fully, Especially When It’s Hard to Do

With the right mindset and enough time, everything you want can be achieved. With that belief settling deep into your soul, it’s time to get to work. This week is going to be exciting.
Just as exciting as last week.
 
But, you and I know that being a high school athlete isn’t always fun. It’s a grind and it won’t always feel positive unless you choose to be positive. Life and basketball is about navigating the highs and the lows so that eventually, you can reach your true potential.
 
So, this week is crucial in setting the tone that elite basketball players show up.
Everyday. No matter what.
 
You’ll need to master motivation and commitment to stay consistent in your skill development. This week, we tap into that motivation and enhance that commitment.
 
This crucial week, you will learn:

  • The difference between motivation and commitment and why it matters

  • How to be consistently focused and sustain your efforts, especially when it’s hard

  • How to navigate those days when performance is not at it’s best

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Week #3 - How to Build Unshakable Confidence

“I just need more confidence.”
 
I hear this from my players more than anything else.
 
Yes, you need confidence. Most players get that right.
 
What they get wrong is not knowing where confidence comes from. It’s not something you have or don’t have, get or don’t get. It’s something you build, strengthen and maintain. Everyday.
 
And you need tools to do that.
 
This crucial week, you will learn:

  • What most people get wrong about confidence and how it’s hurting them

  • The difference between negative self-talk and positive self-talk (hint: it’s how you TALK to yourself, not who/what you listen to)

  • How to mentally rewrite your day so that negative events don’t affect you long term

  • How to respond when someone tells you to “just be confident”

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Week #4 - How to Lock Into The Present Moment, Compete One Possession At A Time, and Block Out Distractions

Have your coaches ever told you to focus, but never taught you how?
 
“Focus!” Coach yells.
 
Now what?
 
This week will teach you how to focus.
 
Wouldn’t it be easier to navigate your day when you know how to block out distractions?
 
For that, you’ll need some tools.
 
This week, I open up my toolbox and share:

  • Exactly what I do to focus in the present moment - when the game is on the line and a big free throw needs to be made, you’ll need this tool. No more choking, no more mental mistakes!!

  • Why competing one possession at a time is THE ONLY way to play and what you’re doing wrong without realizing it

  • How to know when focus is lost and how to get it back

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Week #5 - How to Stay Calm Under Pressure and Win in Big Moments

  •  Did you ever step foot on the court and know you were going to have a bad game based off how nervous and psyched up you were?

  • What about all those times you had a coach tell you to calm down and your heart rate was through the roof… and it was like the first couple minutes of the first quarter?

  • If you don’t know how to self-regulate, manage your emotions and breathe properly to relax in pressure situations, then you’re not going to perform well in the most tension/pressure-filled moments that matter most, and you will see those moments again and again during big games

  • Those big games are pressure filled.

  • You need to know how to relax your body and mind.

  • Being able to come back to neutral and stay in control of yourself is a skill.

  • This week, we learn drills to build that skill.

  • Along with a recorded guided meditation and mental imagery for basketball performance that you can use anytime you want.

We’ll also go over:

  • How to remain calm under pressure so you can focus on what matters

  • How to increase confidence and learn a new skill in less time without feeling anxious

  • How to clear the brain fog and avoid the overwhelm that comes with those tense pressure-filled games

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Need more mental toughness THIS SEASON?

 

I’ll share the secrets I’ve used to help players level-up their mental toughness for an IMMEDIATE impact.

 

Overwhelmed by big goals that seem unattainable? I’ll show you exactly how to break complex goals down into manageable, actionable steps you can take TODAY.

 

The format of this group coaching program course is laid out so that you’re taking ACTION every day and learning a very specific, powerful skillset you can apply immediately to improve your mental performance on the field and in life.

 

The best part about my Group Coaching Program is you not only get to learn from me, but also from the other coaches and players in the group.  I’ve found that the learning that happens in group coaching is just as beneficial as 1-1 coaching. 

 

You don’t even have to be in season. You’ll have tremendous opportunities over the next 5 weeks to see real, tangible, measurable IMPACT on your performance both on and off the court.


Money Back Guarantee: 
If for whatever reason you don’t feel like this program is helping you build the mental performance skills needed to take your performance to the next level, simply send me an email at IAmMentallyTough@gmail.com within the first 2 weeks and I’ll send back every dollar.   No risk just results.


My next group coaching program will run from October 4th 2021 - November 1st 2021

Here’s our schedule and another look at what we’ll talk about:

October 4th:  How to Blast Through the Mental Barriers Holding you back. We will focus on Pillar 1 of my 5-Pillar Program: Resilience

 

October 11th: Getting Yourself to Show Up Fully, Especially When It’s Hard to Do. We will focus on Pillar 2 of my 5-Pillar Program: Motivation and Commitment

 

October 18th: How to Build Unshakable Confidence. We will focus on Pillar 3 of my 5-Pillar Program: Confidence

 

October 25th: How to Get Into the Present Moment, Compete One Possession at a Time and Block Out Distractions. We will focus on Pillar 4 of my 5-Pillar Program: Focus

 

November 1st: How to Stay Calm Under Pressure and Win in Big Moments. We will focus on Pillar 6 of my 10-Pillar Program: Mental Imagery and Meditation.

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Throughout my mental performance coaching career, the majority of my time has been dedicated to working in person with teams or individuals.
 
However, the pandemic moved my coaching online and there has been some great benefits to the consistency that comes with being able to be in 20 different states in the same day by using Zoom.
 
Part of the challenge with one-on-one, in-person coaching has its limits: 1) the kind of financial investment required simply isn’t feasible for many basketball programs, and 2) as one person, the amount of people I can work with in a calendar year is extremely limited.
 
That’s why I knew the greatest potential for continued influence and impact in basketball was to create a sport specific mental performance for basketball group coaching and mentorship programs so that I could be more readily available to athletes like you wants to take their mental game to the next level.
 
The regular price for an individual wanting to work with me 1-1 is
$90 an hour and for me to come to campus is $2,500 for parts of two days.  And I’m pretty much booked solid.
 
I’m excited that with this group coaching program you can get 5 weeks, 1 hour a week with me.
 
Cost Per athlete - 
$97. 

 

Are you are a coach and want to register your whole team? - $547.

BONUSES:

BONUS #1- A PARENT CALL: Mental Performance Coaching is not just for athletes. Parents need to understand the mental game as well. Parents need to know how they can help their athletes achieve their goals on and off the court. I will hold 1 – one hour session to talk to parents about the mental game and answer any questions they may have.
 
BONUS #2 – Goal Setting Workbook (digital): I know you have goals, but what are you doing to EFFECTIVELY achieve your goals? In this one-of-a-kind Goal Setting Workbook,you will learn how to create clear concise goals and a proven strategy on how to achieve them.

BONUS #3 - The MVP (Most Valuable Paper): This is the one thing that has made the biggest difference in my life as a player and person. This worksheet will change you as an athlete, a student, and as an overall person. This game we call LIFE is long. But, it also can go by too quickly. This sheet will slow the game down and help you enjoy many more moments. I know some people who laminate this worksheet after they complete it.
 

No worries if you can’t make a call. We record all of the calls and will send them to you immediately after the call so that you can review the material, watch the recording and get the benefits even if you have a game that night or have something come up where you can’t be there in person.
Space is also limited so that I can keep the calls more personal and intimate.
If you are ready to master basketball mental performance and take your game to the next level, you can reserve your space below.

If you have additional questions that we did not cover here on this page, please submit them below and a member of my team will get back with you as soon as possible.

Thanks for submitting!

Here’s to winning the mental game and developing the elite mindset, routines and processes you need to compete one possession at a time and give yourself the best chance for success.
 
Your Basketball Mental Performance Coach,
Coach G

FAQs:

(Q) What if I can’t make it to a call?
(A) No problem, we will record all of the calls and send them out to you via email so that you have access to them.  We believe in the power of repetition and even if you are on the calls, you will want to review the call recording each week more than once so you can master the mental game system you will be learning.
 
(Q) Is Coach G live for every call?
(A) Yes. This is a live coaching program. You’ll be able to ask questions in real time and I’ll be there to answer them for you.
 
(Q) I am in the middle of my season right now. Will this help me now?  Should I join now?
(A) There’s no time like the present. I have designed this program so that every week you can take actionable steps. I can’t guarantee you’ll see immediate results, mostly because mental toughness takes time to build. But I can guarantee that you will leave every call having learned something that no one ever told you before. A lot of coaches don’t know how to coach the mental game. “Get your head in the game!” is said a lot. But no one tells you how. I will tell and teach you how.

 

(Q) What if I want more after the group coaching is over. Does Coach G. work one on one with clients?
(A): ABSOLUTELY. I work one on one with athletes ranging from middle school to college. If you want to work with me one on one just send me an email and we can get the ball rolling (no pun intended)