Gymnasts and Cheerleaders

Why mental skills training?

Gymnasts and cheerleaders are athletes whose sports demand mental toughness. Not all athletes will naturally develop these skills, or who will have coaches who know how to teach them. Given the nature of the sports, and that skills can be challenging, sometimes dangerous, having mental skills to support physical skills is critical.


In working with gymnasts and cheerleaders, Sara helps to identify areas of mental strength, as well as areas that would benefit from improvement. Sara works with athletes individually, and on teams, and is available to attend practice and competition. 


Gymnasts and cheerleaders will often benefit from:

  • Learning how to be more confident
  • Understanding how to calm down before and during performances
  • Knowing how to stay focused regardless of the situation
  • Learning how to maintain motivation
  • Enhancing communication strategies
  • Working through mental blocks and fear of skills


As a former gymnast, Sara understands the demands of these sports. Mental skill development is like physical skill development in that it requires time and practice. Visit the FAQ section for more information on working with Sara, and call with any questions about what type of program is right for you or your athlete. 



Mental skills are like physical skills in that they take time to learn and execute well. Regular meetings are an important part of mental skill building. Visit the FAQ section for more information on working with Sara and call to discuss what type of program is right for you or your athlete. 

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