For athletes

If you are motivated to perform optimally during a competition, but have the idea that ‘it doesn’t work out’, then mental training is for you! During individual coaching sessions we work together to develop your mental skills. Winning is something you do with your head! First of all, during the intake we will discuss you current situation and set goals for the mental training trajectory. Then we will get to work on this and you will get
important tools that help you to get a grip on your sports performance. For example, you will learn how to deal better with ( competitive ) pressure, how to improve your concentration and how you can boost your self-confidence. All this to be able to deliver the best performance at the moments that are important to you, so that you can enjoy the sport even more!

Together with you, I look at what the mental training programme might look like and do my best to match your needs as closely as possible.

For teams

A team consists of a group of individuals, each with their own individual qualities. Does this mean that when we put the best individuals together, we automatically have the best team? Probably not. This is because success in team sports is often not possible on the basis of individual quality alone. Factors that play a major role in the good performance of a team are communication, group roles, team self-confidence and group atmosphere. Mental training responds to the above factors by providing the team with skills and insights that improve group dynamics. This will enable the team to get better at each other, both physically and mentally, and will raise the team’s performance to a higher level.

“What do you prefer? One good 11 or 11 good 1-numbers?” – Johan Cruijff

For coaches

The coach is an important link in the development of athletes. As a coach you have a great influence on the athletes you supervise and therefore you have a unique role in the road to the optimal level of performance. Just as with athletes a mental factor can hinder a good performance, this can also be the case with coaches. Coaches are expected to function constantly at their maximum capacity, to deal with the pressure and tensions in the team, individual players and the environment, and finally also to make their own vision a reality. Mental training can make a great contribution in all these aspects. It helps a coach to develop and perform better, but also to use sports psychological principles while training their athletes. Maybe you want to learn how your competitive pressure does not spread to your athletes, which group processes take place in the team or maybe you want to gain more insight into the effect of your own coaching style. Whatever your question is, I’ll be happy to help you find the right answer!


While I often do a lot of listening during individual sessions with athletes, during workshops I focus on something I also really enjoy doing: talking!

Often the terms of presentations and workshops are used interchangeably. This is unjustified, as there is indeed a big difference between the two. Whereas a presentation focuses more on transmitting information, a workshop focuses not only on theory but also how it can be applied in practice. By interacting with the participants and using active working methods, I ensure that they are motivated to actually use the knowledge gained in practice.

Topics on which I often give workshops consist of specific sports psychology themes (such as: stress regulation, attention to focus and goal setting). I also provide workshops on ways to achieve a safer performance climate.