JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay Holgate (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/jay-holgate-coach-j-jacksonville-fl/298839) is a seasoned sports life coach whose unconventional approach to identifying sports performance problems have netted him successes with NFL coaches and college athletes alike. Jay's approach to coaching challenges athletes to work themselves out of slumps by changing their negative thinking habits, allowing them to return to the games they love.
Jay Holgate ("Coach J") is a certified NCAA football scout who tunes-in to what athletes need. Since he is a scout for the Blue 57 Recruiting Network, he has learned to read players quickly and address their issues directly. In his role with Blue 57, he scouts the top football players in Florida and Georgia traveling to camps, 7 on 7 tournaments and Friday night football games. He also spends a great deal of time talking with college coaches so he understands what coaches expect in mental toughness.
Focusing on confidence building and positive psychological approaches, Coach J works to refocus individuals and families so they can support their athlete. ADD Sometimes Intervention meetings are needed which can last up to four hours, until the pressing issue is resolved. Intervention meetings are very common for athletes going through a performance crisis. Coach J is a certified Lifeforming Leadership Coach with 11 years of experience who graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1987.
Coach J's Specialties Include:
- Sports Performance
- Sports Psychology
- Life Coaching
Issues Routinely Tackled:
- Performance Anxiety
- Confidence Building
- Coping Skills
- Life Transitions
- Sports Parenting
- Sports Psychology / Sports Performance
Jay's most recent success involves baseball pitcher Jared Freilich, who was cut by the University of Kentucky. Jared's father called Coach J, asking for help. After just five short months of weekly phone calls, Jared's game improved dramatically and he signed on with Penn State, received a baseball scholarship and is now enjoying a balanced life with much improved mental toughness.
"I was the youngest of three boys in a neighborhood with a lot of good athletes. You learn to read people quick. I recognize athletes' strengths & weaknesses quicker than most because I hate to lose. Most people just need a better perspective. I help athletes find that. I believe there is a champion in everyone, and it's my job to help individuals put on their capes and fly!" Coach J said.
About Jay Holgate
A sports life coach, Jay Holgate offers a no-nonsense approach to working with teenaged and college-aged athletes. Jay has helped a variety of clients, from NFL professionals to 9-year-olds in a batting slump. Jay's coaching relies on a special ability to quickly and accurately assess motivational challenges before applying a steady and confident approach that helps athletes find the best in themselves.
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