Our Mission

It has been established that 60% of an athlete's success is mental. However, athletes spend most of their training on physical conditioning and technical development. Without mental conditioning and coaching many athletes' games suffer from stress, poor self-confidence, lack of focus and concentration, and a host of other mental and emotional weaknesses. We provide you with the mental conditioning and strength necessary to meet the mental and emotional rigors of competition. We match the athlete's physical strength and technical ability with mental toughness, tenacity and durability to create a totally well-rounded and technically developed athlete; physically, technically, and mentally.

Areas of mental conditioning that we focus on include:
• Focus & Concentration
• Motivation
• Imagery & Visualization
• Emotions Stress & Coping
• Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem

 

Our team

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Dr. Theodore F. Monnich

Ted Monnich is a Sport Psychology Consultant & Mental Skills Coach with Breakaway Performance, LLC working with athletes, coaches, and game officials throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including in the IIHF, NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, RBHF, and TBHF.  His research is in Mental Skills Training and Facilitating Flow State. Ted is a lecturer at Appalachian State University, Winston Salem State University and Missouri State University. He is a contributing author to InGoal Magazine and USA Hockey Magazine and has been featured in NHL.com. Ted’s own background is in ice hockey as a goalie in the ECHL, SPHL and the USPSHL, and still plays for fun. He has been a goalie coach for over 25 years in 6 countries and on 3 continents. He served as an Assistant Coach and Video Coach in the ECHL. Ted is a competitive weightlifter, equestrian, and musician, but not at the same time.

Education:

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Doctor of Education in Kinesiology - Applied Sport Psychology Concentration focused on Mental Skills Training

  • M.S. Sport and Exercise Psychology