Sport Psychology Certification – MGCP Course

Become a Certified Mental Game Coaching Professional (MGCP) by Peak Performance Sports

Sports Psychology Certification for Coaches and Life Coaches

Enhance Your Mental Game Coaching Skills or Therapy Practice

Mental Game Coaching Professional Certification

Mental Game Coaching Professional Certification offers powerful strategies to give athletes a cutting edge—each and every time they perform! Certification is designed for:

  1. Psychologists and therapists who want to work more effectively with athletes and teach mental skills to enhance performance.
  2. Coaches who want to uncover mental game obstacles, develop strategies to overcome them and to instill confidence, focus, and composure in the athletes they coach.
  3. Athletic trainers who want to utilize mental coaching with their athletes to help their athletes triumph over mental obstacles that often result from sports-related injuries or other health-related challenge.
  4. Mental game coaches or sport psychologists in training who want to supplement their studies with proven mental game strategies and an effective mental training system.
  5. Life coaches who want to help athletes improve their mental game with a proven system.

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“I wish I had taken the MGCP course before playing professional football because this would have been a huge asset to my career. The course is detailed and shows step by step how to improve an athlete’s mental ability and performance by identifying underlying issues or problems. The course is well-organized and I feel that I learned a lifetime of information in 20 hours of live coaching with Dr. Cohn!”*
~Cortez Hankton Jr.

As a Certified Mental Game Coaching Professional (MGCP), you’ll learn to master the methods you need to help athletes build confidence, improve focus, galvanize team cohesion, enhance communication skills, boost productivity, and maximize performance.

This comprehensive and in-depth MGCP program is offered in two formats:

  • One-on-One Mental Game Coaching Professional (MGCP) certification (in person or via the phone)
  • Group video conference Mental Game Coaching Professional certification (via video conference technology)

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How the Program Works…

To become a Certified Mental Game Coaching Professional (MGCP) takes approximately 10 weeks (12 weeks for a summer program), meeting once a week for two hours by web video conferencing. In addition to the weekly learning sessions, there will be approximately 30-40 hours of homework assignments during the course, which will  include athlete mental game assessments, and application of mental game skills based upon actual situations where athlete performance is stunted by mental obstacles.

Throughout this 10-week program, you will assist athletes, receive 18 case studies, get hands-on experience in dealing with real-life challenges (work with a local athlete), and receive written materials to ensure that you have the tools necessary to be a powerfully effective mental game coach.

By the end of the program (provided you have completed all requirements for graduation, including passing the certification exam),  you will receive a certification from Peak Performance Sports, LLC as a certified Mental Game Coaching Professional (MGCP) and will be able to use the MGCP title and insignia and earn a listing on as a certified MGCP.

What Mental Coach Participants Are Saying

“Dr. Cohn’s MGCP program exceeded my expectations”

“Dr. Cohn’s MGCP program exceeded my expectations. His dedication and love for what he does shows in his teaching styles and his ability to thoroughly explain tough topics. I took this course because I’m a firm believer that an athletes mental strength is the most vital piece to their success. I wanted to be able to educate and help bring awareness to athletes about the importance of their mental game. My athletes are already seeing results and I cannot wait to see their overall growth. I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to be an individual mental strength coach or that wants to help build their teams overall mental game.”*
~Meghann Tracy, MGCP

“MGCP course has taught me how champions think and act”

“Peak Performance Sports’ MGCP course has taught me how champions think and act. I have learned through Dr. Cohn’s practical, clear lessons and his patient guidance how to teach these skills to my own students. I want to thank for sharing your experience and insights about mental coaching. You inspire us to commit to the process and explore our fullest potential as athletes, teachers, and people.”*
~Curtis Way, MGCP

“The MGCP program is great!”

“The information in the MGCP program is great! The arrangement of chapters, supportive handouts, case studies and homework assignments inter-leaves the information, analysis and planning together nicely.”*
~Gene Moretti, MGCP

“Provides a framework and step-by-step method”

“I’ve been involved in coaching for over 30 years and included mental skills to help close the gap between potential and performance. I’ve attended numerous workshops relating to sport psychology throughout my career along with receiving a graduate degree in behavioral studies. Dr. Cohn fully shares his knowledge and extensive library of audio, visual, and printed materials with his class. What I found most valuable is that this program provided a framework and step-by-step method of evaluation and implementation of the sound principles that he teaches; all of which are research based, accepted, and on the cutting edge of sport psychology.”*
~Jim Bonfiglio, M.Ed., Certified MGCP, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“Helped me to become a better coach”

“I just wanted to thank you for sharing so many of your ideas which has helped me to become a better coach. Last week, you sent me a handout about compiling a game plan when playing a practice round. I used that this weekend with one of my junior golfers that I have been working with for a month and today he won his first tournament of the year. I am not writing because he won, but because of your effort, I am better prepared to teach the mental skills of golf. For that I am thankful.”*
~Chuck Yaeger, MGCP

Sports Psychology Certification

Read more success stories at the Mental Coach Certification Website…

Requirements to Participate…

  • 5 years or more of experience as a competitive athlete, a coach, or trainer in your sport of expertise; or a MS in psychology or counseling psychology, or an NLP certification.
  • Understanding of the psychological demands of your sport.
  • Ability to apply what you learn to real-life sport scenarios.
  • Access to a team or individual athletes you can mentally train.
  • A desire to learn about mental game coaching and sports psychology.
  • Strong communication skills.

Interview with Frederic Merelle, MGCP

What You Get in the MGCP Program…

  • Use of Dr. Cohn’s Athlete’s Mental Aptitude Profile (AMAP) to help you identify an athlete’s or team’s mental game strengths and weaknesses.
  • Use of other sports-specific assessments, such as the Golfer’s Mental Aptitude Profile (GMAP), to identify mental game challenges with your golfers.
  • Examples of pre-seminar questionnaires to use before you give a seminar.
  • The MGCP 20-chapter workbook, which includes exercises to teach you how to identify mental game challenges and obstacles that influence performance; develop mental skills in individual and team members; and improve teamwork and communication.
  • Over 150 mental game coaching handouts you can use with your students to help you give effective team seminars.
  • 18 real-life case studies focusing on a different challenge in sports psychology and Dr. Cohn’s solution to each challenge.
  • Actual recorded case studies of Dr. Cohn’s athletes which you listen to via audio or watch on video.
  • A list of books, audios, and other resources you can purchase to enhance your mental game coaching knowledge.
  • A life-time subscription to membership site with all the benefits including continuing education for certified MGCPs. This gives you the ability to email Dr. Cohn with any questions you may have about the MGCP program (a $900 value)!
  • Qualification into the Mastermind program for mental game coaches (you save $395 as an MGCP).

Special Programs Included in The MGCP Course…

Our unique mental coach programs are also included in the MGCP Course. They are available to purchase for non-MGCP participants. If you buy one or more of these programs outside of the MGCP course, you can apply the cost and upgrade to the self-paced or live certification course.

1. Athlete’s Mental Edge Workbooks — Accelerate your athletes’ learning and preparation between your regular sessions! Make your work as a mental game coach more efficient and organized. The Athlete’s Mental Edge workbooks complement your existing mental training program—they do not replace your regular one-on-one coaching sessions.($599) Learn More Now About The Mental Edge Workbook System…

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2. The AMAP Assessment System — Learn how to easily identify your athletes’ mental game challenges, what mental game issues to look for when reading the AMAP, and how to do a summary of the AMAP. In addition, you’ll also get follow up questions to ask and how learn about how to drill down on relevant topics. Perfect for mental game coaches and sport coaches who want a proven system for assessing mental toughness in their athletes. ($599) Learn More About The AMAP Assessment System…

Working With Sports Parents

3. Mental Coach’s Playbook: Working With Sports Parents — Learn how to help sports parents support their athletes’ mental game using my proven methods and tools. This program was designed to help mental coaches improve their effectiveness with sports parents and their athletes. The Mental Coach’s Playbook program complements your existing mental training program—it does not change what you are currently doing.($399) Learn More About Mental Coach’s Playbook….

Self-Paced vs. Live Certification

What’s the difference between the Self-Paced and the Live Certification Program?

In the Self-Paced Program, you receive all the materials that you get in the Live Certification Program but without the weekly classes, case study reviews, final exam and certification.

View the difference between the Self-Paced Program and the Live MGCP Certification Program.

Once You’re a Certified MGCP…

  • You’ll be eligible to be listed on as a Certified Mental Game Coaching Professional, for which you will be entitled to receive referrals in your area of the country.
  • You’ll continue to receive ongoing tips from Dr. Cohn to improve your mental coaching success and build your career as a successful mental coach.
  • You’ll enjoy unlimited FREE access to our “members only” area for mental game tools, resources, and more.
  • You’ll have access to leads from athletes looking for a mental game coach.
  • You’ll be able to access Dr. Cohn via email for answers to questions regarding mental coaching.

Topics of the Course Include:

  • The phases of mental coaching athletes.
  • Top mistakes to avoid.
  • How to get work with athletes & coaches.
  • How to use the AMAP and how to use mental game assessment.
  • The top mental game skills for peak performance (confidence, focus, etc.).
  • How to improve the quality of practice.
  • How to help your athletes practice their mental skills.
  • How to enhance team cohesion and communication.
  • How to get feedback on your mental game coaching from athletes.
  • How to sharpen your mental game knowledge via other readings and research.
  • Ethical principles for mental game coaches.
  • Recognizing when you need to refer your students to other more qualified professionals.

Participant Outcomes:

  • Ability to identify mental game obstacles affecting an athlete’s performance.
  • Authority to administer and interpret Dr. Cohn’s AMAP or Athlete’s Mental Aptitude assessment.
  • Competence in identification of mental game strengths and weaknesses of athletes.
  • Expertise in outlining mental game plans for individual athletes and teams.
  • Know-how to deliver one-hour seminars to teams on achieving peak performance.
  • Proficiency for effective communication by asking  athletes right questions.
  • Skill for integrating  mental game skills into athletes’ regular practices.
  • Follow up techniques with your athletes to ensure continuing  adherence to mental training.

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*Testimonials found on this site are examples of what we have done for other clients, and what some of our clients have said about us. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. No compensation was provided for these testimonials.