Proudly partnered with Christopher Thomas (CT), Dr. Rick Neff is dedicated to helping athletes train their minds to reach their full potential.
Dr. Neff specializes in sports and performance psychology and is a leader in working with elite athletes seeking to improve performance. Through his extensive study and integration of specific sports psychology skills, mindfulness, and the pillars of grit (Passion, Obsession, Relentlessness, Resilience, and Fearlessness), Dr. Neff has become one of the most sought after and well respected mental coaches in basketball and is currently working with members of Team USA Basketball.
Dr. Neff has also successfully worked with elite athletes in baseball, ice hockey, softball, swimming, tennis, football, track & field, golf, CrossFit©, powerlifting, and motocross. Mental strength training brings physical results yet mental strength training for sports is often overlooked and underestimated. Athletes today are heavily focused on the physical training, but are not training their minds as much as they should. Mental reps are just as important as physical reps to tap into greatness. Gaining a mental edge on the court through understanding how the mind impacts performance allows athletes and teams to have a sharper mind resulting in sharper play. Understanding present focused play through the use of mindfulness and positive psychology will help players perform with confidence and take their game to the next level.
The key to becoming the best athlete you can be and setting yourself apart from the competition is training your mind.
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After graduating from Purdue University in 1970, David Craig worked with the Indiana Pacers for 38 years (35 years as the head athletic trainer and 3 years in the front office). When he retired from the Pacers in 2008, David Craig started his own athletic training consulting business. He is an athletic trainer who evaluates the kinetic chain and recommends exercises that assist in correctly the body’s biomechanics. David Craig gives S-I joint (low spine) assessments and specific exercises (stretching) as indicated for various abnormalities. His evaluations are indicated for people with foot, knee, hip, low back, and neck pain. David's program is "Stretching with a Purpose"– S.W.A.P. His experience has included professional sports, sports medicine performance center, industrial health, private practice with clients of all ages, USA Basketball, USA Track & Field, USA Gymnastics and USA Cricket.
David Craig is currently the President of the Indiana Athletic Trainers Licensure Board and he has held that position since 2009. He was the first President of the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) from 1984-1986. He also served as Vice President of Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA) 2011- 2015. A member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Honors & Awards Committee from 2011 -2015. David Craig was also inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in June 2016. David Craig is 100% Hoops and World Dominations preferred Sports Medicine Professional and partner during off-seaason training.
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"A Podcast Revolutionizing The Way Basketball Players Think and Train"
A collaborative effort in changing the way players train which includes Host Mo Mooncey from Hoop Genius in London England, and Sports Psychologist, Dr. Rick Neff of Inner Edge Sports Psychology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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