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95% reported "More confident, relaxed & positive in their game”, with a dramatic
35 - 44% better performance.
Sportsmind NLP training

Jeffrey Hodges and Sara Carrigan. Sara Carrigan, Olympic Gold Medalist Women's Road Cycling, pictured with Jeffrey Hodges, Director and Founder of the Sportsmind Institute.Jeffrey Hodges. Director and Founder of the Sportsmind Institute. Author of Sportsmind; Champion Thoughts, Champion Feelings; Sports Peak Performance Mental Toughness Manual & CDs, and a holder of a black belt in Aikido.

Improve YOUR Sports Performance with Sportsmind Performance Coaching

Imagine ......

being a successful, professional athlete travelling the world competing - and winning - in major tournaments.

Believe ........

that with Sportsmind mental toughness training and sports peak performance success coaching you CAN, really CAN, do it!

Fly ...........

let your imagination soar. See yourself as a successful sports professional now. Contact us today to get you started on this journey! In fact, why not contact us right now! When would now be a good time to start achieving your most cherished dreams?

You don't expect to get physically fit with just half a dozen gym sessions, so mental training also takes time.

Everybody knows the BEST RESULTS come from consistent, sustained effort and training – and this is what Sportsmind provides - using the most up-to-date motivational techniques and high achievement processes from elite performance coaching and NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP).

Don't waste your time and money on sports psychologists who just talk theory - come to someone who KNOWS athletes and has been getting success for OVER 30 YEARS!

I have offices in Melbourne , Sydney , Brisbane , Perth , Canberra and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts , and work with clients all over Australia , and internationally.

Please Note : Sportsmind training is NOT psychological therapy or counselling, nor are we sport psychologists. Sportsmind provides COACHING and TRAINING programs in mental skills for improved sports performances.

Contact me personally, NOW .....

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The Power of Goals By Jeffrey Hodges B.Sc. M.Sc.(Hons) B.Ed.

With the beginning of a new year our thoughts turn to what we want to achieve - what goals we want to set for this year. Goals are important because they provide direction, motivation and focus. Goals are especially important in tennis - players who hav... More >>

We at Sportsmind do more than your average sports psychologist. We provide sports coaching and training, mental visualization, and peak performance achievement through the latest neural programming techniques and NLP training. We have offices all over Australia ( Melbourne , Brisbane , Sydney , Perth , Canberra ) and internationally.

Sportsmind client, Lydia Lassila, wins Bronze in Sochi Winter Olympics.

Lydia’s Inspiring Example

Those who watched Lydia Lassila’s attempt to win back to back gold medals in Sochi, might be tempted to think she ‘failed’ by ‘only’ taking the bronze medal in the Aerials final.

I’ve had the great privilege of working with Lydia in her preparations for two Olympics and, Lydia, while you didn’t get your second gold medal, what you did was much more significant …… you showed us how a true champion competes, and you reminded the world how AUSTRALIAN athletes, whatever sport they compete in, compete not just to win, but to reach for goals that haven’t yet been achieved.

After the first two jumps of the final Lydia was comfortably ahead on points.  With one last jump to decide the medals, Lydia could have ‘played it safe’, chosen to do an easier trick, landed it and been pretty well assured of the gold medal.  Instead Lydia attempted something special, a trick no other woman aerialist has done before – a difficult quad-twisting triple somersault, which she has been working on for 15 years and landed for the first time just two days earlier, being the first woman ever to do so.

She missed her landing, and the rest is history.  Some might believe it was foolish to risk the chance of gold for something more intangible - that of doing something no-one else has ever done, but I think there is a powerful lesson here for us all from Lydia’s example.

Do you ‘play it safe’ when you are ahead?  Do you let fear of failure guide your actions and determine who you become … or do you strive to continually raise the bar for yourself -  knowing you might fail, you might get hurt, you might even die?   This is what true courage is about, and this is what Lydia’s inspiring example shows us.  

Don’t avoid something just because it’s difficult, or has never been done before.  Don’t accept the ‘safe’ option because you might ‘fail’.  Don’t be satisfied with just a ‘good enough’ performance.  Face down fear of failure by looking it straight in the eye and continue to stretch yourself and extend your comfort zone.

It is this attitude that makes me proud to be an Australian, and why our athletes punch way above their weight, whatever sport they compete in!  Lydia, we’re proud of you, and we’re proud of all our other Aussie Olympians who have put in so much of their heart and spirit into representing this country.


Jeffrey Hodges, Mental Coach to Lydia Lassila, Olympic Gold medallist (2010) and Bronze medallist (2014) Women’s Aerials.

Learn Lydia's Success Techniques
Two of the mental skills which I taught Lydia are visualisation and emotion management – staying in the performance zone.

Both these essential skills are covered in our annual Sportsmind Mental Mastery program at the Sports Super Centre in January."

Jeffrey Hodges, Director, Sportsmind Institute

Here is what Lydia says about Sportsmind :
"Jeffrey, your Sportsmind training program takes mental training to a level that I didn’t know existed. My expectations were to learn mental skills that would help me perform better. Not only have I achieved this, but I now know myself at a different level. I have analyzed all the aspects that make up me: my thoughts, emotions, beliefs and values. I have learned to take control over them, empowering me to shape my own future. Many thanks"

"I practice a skill over and over even if I am afraid of it. Soon enough, the fear starts to fade and is replaced by certainty and confidence. It takes courage and discipline to want to be better than I am today. It takes careful planning, trust in my decisions and plain hard work. I will always challenge myself a step further than my competitors. This is what it takes."

Lydia Lassila, Olympic Gold and Bronze medalist, Aerial Skiing.... and long term Sportsmind client!!

Call me now to book your place and empower yourself to shape your future sporting successes!

Call now on (07) 5445 7994.


"Sportsmind Mental Mastery is the edge. Never a dull moment. After completing it I feel so confident and focused about my future. So many opportunities have developed. Thanks Jeffrey."
Jacqui Flinn, professional golfer, NSW.

"Jeffrey your sessions and books have been incredibly helpful to me, and I now realise that there are no limitations to my achievement. Thankyou!"
Natasha Kersten, Tennis, Qld.

"Sportsmind is very well thought out and excellently presented ..... I found so many of the things of a practical and helpful nature in the book. You really know your material and this is so evident in the writing of the book. A first class effort - well done!"
Nenad Vidovic, Touch Football and Soccer, ACT.

"I knew the Coaching Excellence course was going to change my life, but I didn't realise it was going to also have an immediate impact on my running and swimming! I am back into running training after 20 months of injury. Thankyou!"
Murray Beveridge, Personal Trainer and National 800m Runner, Vic.

"I've needed something like this for a while - just did not know how to go about it. I'm two days into the training program, and have noticed a change in my enthusiasm already!"
Sandra McCormick, Martial Arts Instructor, N.T.

" Two bowlers have excelled since your SPORTSMIND clinics. Kelly won Gold and Silver medals in international competitions, and Ian won the Qld State Masters Event at the State Championships. "
Barry Warren, State Coach, Qld. Tenpin Bowling Assn.

"I've found SPORTSMIND beneficial not only to my cricket but to my life in general. I've achieved improvement of over 400% on my performances compared to the previous year!"
Shane Redfern, Asst. Director Staff Development, Dept. Veteran's Affairs, ACT.

"Elite athletes need elite minded support to consistently achieve extraordinary results and I believe Sportmind can offer you the skills to put you in control. If you are an elite athlete or anyone wanting to live your life at an extraordinary level I recommend working with Sportsmind."
Shelley Oates Wilding, Dual Olympian and World Champion Kayaker.

"Since reading Sportsmind my game has improved out of sight. (No, I don't mean my bowl is out of sight in the ditch ). Not only my game but also my attitude. When my bowl doesn't achieve the goal I know it is not the wind, green or movement on the bank it's me, and by using what I've learnt through Sportsmind I soon have myself back in the groove."
Max Rogers, Lawn Bowls.

"The only real distinction between those who consistently perform well and everyone else, is their 'mental' game. From my very first conversation with Jeffery I knew immediately that his Sportsmind program was the pathway to identifying and fulfilling my potential"
Matt Olson, Professional Golfer, Qld.

"Tennis is a tough sport but I firmly believe that an understanding and use of Sportsmind training techniques has a positive impact on performance and in many cases is the difference that makes the difference on court."
Dominic King, Performance Trainer, Tennis, UK

"Having trained in NLP and then Sportsmind I can tell you it was one of the most valuable things I have ever done. I then went on to coach young atheletes and the improvement in every single one of them was obvious. What their parents liked most as well was that it had spilled into school work and grades got higher without extra effort."
Tracy Braun, Portugal

"Very Interesting book. I found the techniques very effective in improving my surfing performance - and in a very short period of time."
Luke Sansom, Surfing, NSW.

"The great asset all champions posess is confidence, confidence leads to success. Through the Sportsmind program I have developed the ability to focus, visualise, maintain motivation, control my emotions, set goals and 'wills', but most importantly to believe in myself."
Matt Olson, Professional Golfer, Qld.

"I've been coaching Netball for over 20 years, and I learned more in the past three days about human behaviour than I thought possible. I recommend Jeffrey's Sportsmind program to all coaches and performers in all sports. If you do not accept this challenge you could be left behind."
Alan Fairbanks, Netball, Vic.

"Thanks for the books - Commonwealth Games Silver medal, Manchester!"
Karen Murphy, Lawn Bowls, NSW.

"The session I had with you has produced excell-ent results! Something seemed to have clicked and my singing voice has miraculously opened up, and I have come a long way in overcoming two of the biggest problems with my singing - relaxing my body, and opening my voice. After the session I also felt less stressed and less worried."
Yun Tai Man, Singer, Mt. Isa, Qld.

"Compared to a number of other books in the 'sports psychology' genre, your book is a good read with easy to follow and effective guidelines for definite performance improvement - a quality book!"
Shane Fairlie, Defence Reputation Systems, Australian Defence Forces.

"I want to congratulate you on such a wonderful and inspiring course - I never thought it possible to learn so much in just two days of Mental Mastery. I made my mum and my sister do one of the visualisation exercises and I'm now teaching my sister how to set goals for herself in life and gain more self confidence."
Hailey Stuart, Inline Speed Skating, Qld.

"Having previous exposure to a number of the concepts I was astounded at the effectiveness of the mental Sportsmind mental training program. I experienced the most significant improvements I have ever achieved while increasing the enjoy-ment I was able to receive from bouldering. I fully believe in the power of the Sportsmind program."
Mark Woolley, Rock climbing, NSW.

"I'm not one to be easily impressed, but in a very short space of time my involvement with Sportsmind has had a profound effect on my sport, and life in general. I'm in awe of what other positive effects it is yet to bring!"
Mandy Fletcher, Equestrian Coach, NSW.

"I used to be at the top as a junior, and I was quite high as a senior as well, but only in the top 20. Now I have leaped into the top 10! I have shot scores that I have been trying for for a long time, and doing them when it matters as well. Thank you for all your help!"
Andrew Callaway GB University World Team, Archery

"I've been waiting impatiently for an authoritative Sports NLP approach. Champion Thoughts, Champion Feelings has been an inspirational read. I'm excited and eager to learn more!"
Len Steward, Squash coach, Vic.

"Thankyou for the helpful techniques I learned at the two workshops. I feel my attitude has changed so much since attending, now I am excited about what I can achieve and I think so many more people in my sport would benefit from the information you can give."
Kyanne Smith, ballroom dancer, NSW.

"I'd like to thank you for your assistance in helping me achieve - or rather exceed - my goals set at the first seminar I attended last year. Without the seminars I wouldn't have been as focused on achieving my goals, or have believed them achievable."
Kim Holmes, Netball and Cricket, Victoria.

"Two weeks after reading 'Champion Thoughts, Champion Feelings' and starting the exercises, it produced my highest score and first win for the season. Looking forward to using the audio tapes and further knowledge to continue this improvement. Thankyou!"
Brett Mc Elligott, Professional Bull Rider, Qld.

"I love your books - they are full of ideas which are practical and easy to use."
John O'Connor, National Basketball Coach, Ireland.

"My archery has really taken off since the Sportsmind seminar. It gave me a new vision and showed me where I really want to be, and I am well on track. I set my goals for next year, and beat them all at the start of this year!"
Andrew Callaway GB University World Team, Archery

"I've been coaching for 8 years, and I've been to many seminars on mental training for elite athletes. The Sportsmind lecture which I and my elite athletes attended was the first that really went into depth... My athletes trained harder the day after the lecture, and every session since."
Sue Stevenson, Level 2 Table Tennis Coach, 1996 Australian Table Tennis Coach of the year.

"Visualisation, mental rehearsal and positive mental attitude ..... I took what I learned at the Sportsmind workshops and applied it through our recent Netball finals, and was awarded best on court! Thanks Jeff!"
Robyn Forte, Netball, Vic.

"It gave me a motivational boost at a time of need."
Brad Sutton, Power Lifting, NSW.
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Sportsmind peak performance coaching is not academic sports psychology, or sport psychology counselling or therapy with a sports psychologist.

Go beyond sports psychology with Sports NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Sportsmind employs peak performance coaching techniques from NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and the best techniques from elite sport achievement coaching and process work.

We’re not sport psychologists, and we won't counsel you or help you solve your personal problems. We’re not interested in the past – we don't psychoanalyse, nor will we waste your time with psychological 'tests' and 'inventories'. We can't help you with depression, eating disorders, or other psychological 'problems'.

However, if you want to improve your sports performance – speak to us.

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"As someone who has competed at an elite level for over ten years, I have learnt many skills physically and mentally which work to optimise performance. However I think it has only been in the last few years of my career in the sport of Springboard Diving that I have truly began to understand and utilise mental training techniques for training and competition. It has become undeniably clear to me that no matter how hard you prepare yourself physically, if you don’t understand and invest in mental training your full potential will remain unlocked.

Jeffrey Hodges and his Sportsmind program taught me invaluable skills in mental training. I also attended the Coaching Excellence Conference last year which was both educational and inspiring. Jeffrey breaks down his theories and techniques into such easily understandable and undeniable clarity that I found I came out the other side of the two day conference with a complete positive change of headspace, which I have managed to bring to my training and competitions this year.

I recently competed in the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Spain and won a silver medal - my most significant result to date. Earlier this year I also achieved a personal best score at the Australian Open Championships. I honestly believe that without the focus I have put on mental training through the Sportsmind program and the concepts I gained from the Coaching Excellence Conference I would not have improved my diving anywhere near as much, and I would not have achieved my most exciting results.

Any athlete or coach who is serious about excelling in their sport, must invest in mental training. As the standard of all sports internationally progresses an open mind in essential in finding new ways to improve. Mental training is the key, and one that is too often underestimated. The Sportsmind program and the Coaching Excellence Conferences are revolutionary in mental training and will, without question, significantly improve performance in any sport."

Olivia Wright, Diving, Qld. FINA 2009 Grand Prix silver medalist.

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