John Kelly's Mental Edge Coaching


As a game coach nothing is more tragic to me than seeing a talented athlete not be able to play to her potential, or lack the consistency on the field she is capable of. The roller coaster ride of inconsistent performance causes frustration, doubt, anger, sadness, anxiety and more for athlete, coach and parent.

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The truth is that in a game as difficult as fastpitch softball unless your athlete has the knowledge, tools and a specific plan to master her mental game she will always be subject to patterns of thought and runaway emotions that will destroy her game when it matters most.

Here is the good news...I can help you and your athlete to jump off the roller coaster and move to a place of confident and consistent game day performances; propelling her to be her best, while being enthusiastic and loving the game. How?

Since the game is 90% mental the only conceivable way she can do that is by possessing a superior level of mental game mastery.

My Mental Edge Coaching Program might be the answer. I will teach your athlete one-on-one via Skype each week the critical fundamentals of the mental game (including advanced hitting and pitching strategies my own teams use to win national tournaments and high school state championships) and work with her on specific challenges she faces as a pitcher, hitter or fielder...allowing her game confidence, mental toughness and performance to soar!

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The Mental Edge Coaching Program - How It Works

This is a three month program. Why three months? Because it takes that long to erase old patterns of thinking; negative or fearful thoughts and behaviors and replace them with new limitless beliefs, thought and emotions. Here are the details:

  • Your athlete will meet with John online via Skype for 40 minutes three times per month to cover specific mental game topics and review any specific issues the athlete is dealing with.
  • John will provide weekly assignments to be completed by the athlete and returned via email. These assignments will also be reviewed during the Skype lessons.
  • John will provide, upon request, an email summary to the designated parent(s) after each Skype lesson as to topics discussed; suggestions made and homework assignment.
  • John will also be available for a limited number of calls, emails or texts on an "as need" basis.

John will give your athlete powerful knowledge she simply cannot get anywhere else...that's fact. In truth all the hitting lessons and pitching lessons in the world will not give your athlete the confidence, mental toughness and proven game strategies John will provide.

Learn all the mental game strategies necessary for your athlete to achieve her fullest softball potential! Learn how to be a smarter hitter or pitcher, and learn how to bounce back from game adversity...IMMEDIATELY! 


In addition to all the mental game tips and strategies John will teach your athlete to boost her confidence, game focus, mental toughness and game readiness he will share important college softball recruiting strategies to both you and your athlete to help you to both understand the process better as well as enhance her recruiting odds!

“We added mental edge lessons with John for our daughter, and in just a few short months the improvement in her performance as a pitcher has been immense! She now shows so much more confidence, tenacity and focus than ever before. She recently pitched her 14u team to the ASA Western National Championships. Thanks John!”  --Sandy, San Diego, CA

To get started choose one of the plans below or you can schedule individual coaching lessons with John at his normal $125 per hour rate. 

You can now, for a limited time and for a limited number of athletes, access John's incredibly successful Mental Edge Coaching Program:

PLAN A: 8 -45 minute Lessons - $399 prepaid, or $49.88/lesson
This is a 50% discount! 

 PLAN B: 7 -45 minute Lessons - $149 paid in three monthly payments 
($149 now; $149 in 30 days; the final payment in 60 days) 
$447 total, or $63.86/lesson. A 36% discount! 

Still not sure? Email John at the address below and request a FREE 30 minute consultation with John to discuss your athlete's situation and exactly how John can help her to reach her goals by designing a fully custom mental edge program for her.

Invest in your athlete's mental game and give your athlete the edge she needs to stand out from the crowd and play to her fullest potential!

Have any questions about the Mental Edge Coaching Program? Just email John today at:

*Note: early cancellation from the three month commitment will result in John's regular hourly consultation rate of $125 being assessed to all completed lessons plus a $50 penalty for any used portion 
of the full three month program.


Alison and John with her ASA National Champs Trophy
***CASE STUDY*************

Alison had all the talent in the world as a pitcher, but was not harnessing it properly. Her game day performances were erratic, frustrating and disappointing.

When I started working with Alison she was struggling as the #3 pitcher on her team. At her State Tournament she pitched only two innings in the circle the entire weekend.

We immediately went to work shifting her thoughts about herself and her abilities. We improved her focus and determination. I gave Alison simple things to say to herself and do during her pre-game routine and in the circle.

Within a few weeks Alison began to believe in her abilities and summon the focus she needed to start dominating. Balls turned into strikes and swings turned into strikeouts instead of hits. Seemingly overnight Alison became her team's #1 pitcher. She steadily started to dominate in every game she pitched. She was truly reaching her potential as a pitcher and enjoying the game so much more. Her coach was amazed at her improvement.

The pinnacle of her 2012 season saw Alison pitch the final two championship games, back to back, yielding only 2 runs in 14 innings and leading her team to the 14u ASA Western National Championship. 

In the summer of 2013 Alison continued her progress as her 14 Gold team's #1 pitcher at both the Colorado Sparkler and ASA 14u Nationals in Illinois.

In the Fall of 2013 Alison's success landed her a spot on her organization's 18u team and recently was given an opportunity to pitch on the 18 Gold team at a major showcase event against some of the top teams in the country. Alison pitched extremely well and, as a result, is now on the radar of several top college programs.

**Alison Update: August, 2015 - After an excellent summer season Alison committed to continue her education and softball career at Colorado State University of the Mountain West Conference, with a most generous athletic scholarship It is a perfect fit both academically and athletically for Alison. All of her hard work, both physical and mental, paid off!


Like you I have spent a considerable amount on private hitting and pitching lessons for my daughter as well as a substantial investment in equipment, travel and dues. When our kid’s performance falls short of expectations we sometimes question our investment, don’t we?

I’d like to offer you a way to insure a better return on your softball investment, with private mental game training. 

John specializes in working with pitchers and has had great success improving focus, confidence and determination in the circle.

John also teaches mental game hitting strategies as well to give every young hitter a solid game plan going into every game and every at bat!

Contact John for a free 30 minute mental game assessment call, where you can ask him about any specific performance issues your athlete may have at:

Although physical training and private hitting or pitching lessons are essential to your athlete’s mastery of a tough game, far too often I witness how such private training does not carry over to the field on game day.

Why does this happen? It is simply a “mental” disconnect between knowing how to perform a task in a high comfort zone environment (practice) and then actually executing it in a low comfort zone environment (games).

Physical skills training alone are, therefore, not enough to maximize your daughter’s game day potential. She needs the combination of physical training and proper mental performance training to perform at a consistently high level (just like the Olympians).

Without proper mental training young athletes are often incapable of coping with the rigors of such a difficult game while playing in a competitive travel environment.

There are myriad reasons why young athletes don’t perform to their capabilities: 
  • Lack of self-confidence (causing hesitation in decision making).
  • Pre-game or in-game anxiety (most of the girls I work with have told me they experience this; also known as "performance anxiety").
  • The burden of sky high expectations (internal- wanting to be perfect or external – from parents, coaches or teammates).
  • The inability to focus and concentrate at key moments of the game.
  • Difficulty overcoming game adversities and failures. 
I call these mental performance killers because, if not conquered, they will sabotage your athlete’s game at the most pivotal moments of the game.

In the end it all comes down to improving your daughter’s performance when it matters most...on game day. My goal in coaching and in my mental performance practice is to help young athletes to reach their full potential on the field while playing the game with as much joy and passion as possible. After all…softball should be fun first, shouldn’t it?

Free Introductory Call. Not sure if the Mental Edge Coaching Program training is right for your athlete? Schedule a complimentary 30 minute introductory call with John Kelly where he will explain the process and show you how he can develop a fully customized "Mental Game Plan" for your athlete to help her reach her true softball potential!

Don't leave your athlete's fastpitch future to chance. Contact John Kelly today and see how he can help your athlete to improve her game performance levels.

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