The Midshipmen Development Center provides mental skills training to students who are trying to achieve their optimal performance in athletics and military performances. Mental Skills can be used in many areas of your life from performance on the PRT to test taking to athletic competitions. What predicts high achievement in persons with talent is the integrated use of a set of mental and behavioral skills that can be learned. Our goal is to promote learning and personal development that is consistent with the USNA’s mission to develop midshipmen “morally, mentally and physically”.
The Performance Excellence Program provides individual mental skills training and counseling for performance enhancement to Midshipmen including:
- Goal setting
- Energy/intensity management
- Confidence/positive self talk
- Mental preparation for competition
We provide consultation with coaching, medical, athletic training, and administrative staff. Mental skills training and team-building are also available to teams which may be defined as athletic teams or military groups that have to work together to accomplish a particular mission.