Jaclyn Ellis, M.S. is a mental performance coach for Peak Performance Sports. She earned a Master’s degree from Illinois State University. Her passion is working with young athletes, coaches, and parents to enhance both performance and enjoyment of sport.
She has background in competitive sports including soccer, volleyball, tennis, and ball hockey. Additionally, she was a competitive youth head soccer coach in Bloomington, IL.
Jaclyn is currently completing post graduate work and professional education in Applied Sport Psychology and is completing the requirements for a certified mental performance coach with AASP. She is a professional member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).
She has done mental performance coaching with youth and collegiate athletes including basketball, softball, volleyball, and soccer teams. Jaclyn has also provided mental performance coaching to individuals involved in hockey and lacrosse and has experience using programs like NeuroTracker and Eye Metrix.
Outside of work, she loves to travel and enjoys playing futsal and billiards.”
What Athletes and Coaches Say:
“Jaclyn Ellis has Been a Great Asset to Us”
“Jaclyn Ellis has been a great asset to PHSC Athletics. I believe she’ll be a great mental skills consultant working with any athletic organization. She was able to connect with our players to encourage positive thinking and provide skills to manage confidence and concentration to enhance performance. We hope to stay in touch with Jackie because she helped turn our program around.”
~Coach Micheal Jones
“This Has Been Very Helpful to Me”
“Since I made the decision to do mental coaching with Peak Performance Sports, I’ve had a complete shift in how I approach the game of golf, so this has been very, very helpful for me. I’m going to give all the credit to coach Jaclyn’s Mental Edge Coaching. I feel strongly now that I am a different person on the golf course than I was a month ago. Really, you deserve a lot of credit. This is very helpful to me.”
“She’s in a Much Better Place”
“Thank you so much Jaclyn! She is really enjoying meeting with you. She seems to be in a much better place with the coaching. Her tryout wasn’t perfect, and that was ok. She had a few mistakes, recovered and hit. That is a HUGE improvement. And afterward she felt good. That is what matters to me. She didn’t give up, and then hate herself for it. We are very thankful to find you and appreciate all your help!”
~Jean English – Cheer parent
“He Does Look More Confident”
“I did see some improvement with my son’s game this last weekend. His plate appearances are getting better and he does look more confident.”
~Todd Nix – Baseball parent
“She’s Really Enjoying Your Sessions”
“I think this is good for Avery! I thought she did well when she played her sister and we watched. That’s a lot of pressure to do for her! My kids are beyond competitive with each other. I think she also puts pressure in herself because of it. Avery beat her easily which physically is easy for her to do but not mentally. I saw growth with that. Again, she’s really enjoying your sessions. I’ve noticed a difference in Avery as a person. She seems happier and less stressed about life. I think you’ve really helped her to do this!”
~Jenn Sager – Tennis parent
“It’s Helped Him Quite a Bit”
“Thanks so much for your help with Jake! We would like to continue with you once baseball starts again. It’s helped him quite a bit, and we appreciate all of your hard work.”
~Billy Shutters – Baseball parent
“Doing Much Better Controlling His Emotions”
“Owen has been doing much better controlling his emotions in practice and games. I still see the occasional eye/head roll but he seems to be getting over the issues faster.”
~Brandon Bergin – Soccer parent
“Improved my Putting and Full Swing”
“Working with Coach Jaclyn was a great experience! She helped me work on focusing on process goals rather than outcomes. This improved both my putting and full swing shots as well. I would recommend her and the Peak Performance Sports program for any golfer struggling specifically with the yips or with any aspect of their golf game.”
~Jim Moreno, Golfer
“A Big Boost to Her Confidence”
“Jenna is doing better with the things she has learned. Her last tournament before vacation went much better. She was able to keep her composure, she played well and she remained positive, displayed a level of confidence I have not seen in awhile, and she ended up coming in first. I think that was a big boost to her confidence as well. We do appreciate all your help. I do think that it made a difference.”
~Julie Sandine, Sports Parent