Your Pathway to Higher Performance

Legendary Basketball Coach Bobby Cremins says "Linda LeClaire and Dr. Bryce Young are the best Sport Psychology Team I have worked with in my coaching career. They created a complete Mental Toughness Training Program for our College of Charleston Basketball team. This program definitely made a difference in our season! I recommend them highly!"

Is Your Ego Hurting Your Performance?

Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Tips for Peak Performance | Posted on 30-03-2009

How do you know if your ego got in the way of your performance? One way is to notice where your mental energy is focused. Are you thinking about what other people are thinking about you? Is your mental energy going towards impressing other people? If you notice that you are thinking more about what others are thinking than on the process of your performance, your ego is probably getting in the way of your higher level performance.

If this happens to you, simply take a deep belly breath and bring your mental energy back to focusing on the Energy Fundamentals. That is, focus on your breathing, moving your feet, exuding confidence from your eyes and keeping your thoughts short, simple and positive.

Don’t let your ego lower your performance. Learn how to keep your focus on what raises your performance! Read more in The Confidence Factor. Go to our Products page to order your copy today!

More Praise for The Confidence Factor!

Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in The Confidence Factor | Posted on 24-03-2009

“Congratulations Linda on your new book The Confidence Factor. The more I hear you speak and read your books the more rewarding I find you.

As you know, since 1998 I have been using Yes, God Speaks to Women Too!  and  Dr. Bryce Young’s  The Courtside Coach as part of my LET program when training tennis tournament players. I find them to be effective tools in helping develop tennis players.  I have also introduced the books to my high school tennis players, as volunteer reading.

As you most likely know working with high performance players and working with high school players present different challenges. Those challenges are not only with the player, they also include coach’s challenges, one of which is, remembering which group we are working with and how advance they are.  I see this book, The Confidence Factor, as one which not only High Performance Coaches can relate to, but more importantly which we can give to our students and they can relate to, probably better than we have tried to explained.

The Almighty has truly blessed you and in return blessed us with your sharing of the gifts you possess.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, for helping us unleash ours and our student’s potential.”

Coach John Danise

Thank you, Coach Danise!
We so appreciate your feedback on The Confidence Factor. Thank you for all you do for the young athletes fortunate enough to have you as their Coach!

Congratulations Joyce On Your Great Play!

Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in The Confidence Factor | Posted on 23-03-2009

As both a tennis player and golfer, I have benefitted from the strategies discussed in  The Confidence Factor.  In a recent two day golf tournament I focused especially on having a positive attitude and not dwelling on mistakes-(even after taking 9 strokes on a par 4!) I believe that being able to focus with confidence on each stroke enabled me to win the tournament. Thanks, Linda!

Joyce Braude
Tennis & Golf
Hilton Head Island, SC

Congratulations Joyce on your awesome play! 

You, too, can learn to activate the Confidence Energy and see the difference in YOUR game!
Go to our Products  page to order your copy of The Confidence Factor today!

The Confidence Factor

Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in The Confidence Factor | Posted on 22-03-2009

The Confidence Factor is here and now! Linda LeClaire demystifies how to play the game of life with purity and simplicity, empowering the reader to win at any given moment.  The Confidence Factor  gifts its readers with strategies brilliantly available to the memory.  A book that can be applied to sports, work and everyday life.”
Nova Ianuzzi
Realtor® with Century 21 Southern Lifestyle Properties

Thank you, Nova, for your generous feedback on The Confidence Factor. We love hearing from readers. Write to us with your stories of how activating confidence as an Energy Tool has helped you in your life.

Peak Performance Training Speeds Up Recovery From Injury

Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Peak Performance Training! | Posted on 21-03-2009

“The techniques that I learned from Linda LeClaire have helped me throughout my college tennis career.  I missed the entire spring season of my junior year with a wrist injury. In coming back for my senior season I had to completely rebuild my forehand to take the stress off my right wrist.

I found that the concentration techniques including breathing, heart rate control, and positive mindset that I have gleaned from my work with Linda were able to speed my recovery. Despite the adjustments I was forced to make in the mechanics of my stroke, I have been able to return as a stronger player both tactically and mentally, allowing me to assume a starting role for my senior season.

I owe a significant amount of this comeback to Linda. Many thanks!” 
Logan West
Washington, DC

Thanks Logan. We are so proud of you! Keep up the great work! We know you will be highly successful in your future endeavors.

What One Thing Would Make A Difference!

Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Tips for Peak Performance | Posted on 20-03-2009

"I would laugh more!"
“I would laugh more!”

What would you do differently if there was one thing you could do that would make a difference in the quality of your life?

You make a difference in our lives!

Poetry and Performance

Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Tips for Peak Performance | Posted on 18-03-2009

 Robert Browning“Ah, but one’s reach should exceed one’s grasp, or what’s a heaven for?


— Robert Browning
British Poet and Playwright


I love this quote from Robert Browning. How often do you reach only for what is easily in your grasp?

You Can Never Lose Confidence!

Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Tips for Peak Performance | Posted on 18-03-2009

“I don’t know what happened to me. I didn’t start out playing very well and then before I knew it,  my confidence was gone!” Have you heard yourself say or think that? Well, the next time you say that or think that, I want you to take a deep breath and tell yourself. Wait a minute, Linda said I could never lose confidence, I could only choose not to use it! I am going to use more confidence now, not less.

How do you do that? First of all, stop using doubt energy and start using confidence energy! You were choosing the wrong Energy Tool for the job you wanted to do!

Activate confidence by starting with your physical body. Change the way you are moving. Walk with more power behind your step. Make your shoulders strong. Take deep belly breaths. Quiet your head. And most important, exude energy from your eyes. Exude confidence from your eyes. Stop feeling sorry for yourself! Stop acting like a victim. Stop doing what isn’t working for you! Stop thinking you can’t do it!

Then go to your mental energy. Start choosing thoughts that empower you. Thoughts as simple, but powerful as “I can do it.” Next add emotional fuel by reminding yourself how much you love what you’re doing. Find the joy and express it. Last but certainly not least, add your spiritual energy. Tell yourself that you are on a mission. That you belong here. That you are doing exactly what you are meant to be doing in this moment. That you matter. Believe it. You do matter.

To learn more about how to activate your energy tools, especially confidence read The Confidence Factor. You can order it on our Products page. You’ll learn how to activate a confidence you can count on, a confidence that you can use when you really need it!

Spring Break Tennis Hilton Head Island

Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Peak Performance Training! | Posted on 16-03-2009

“Stan, I’d like to thank you for recommending Peak Performance Training for our tennis program.  I have enjoyed witnessing the change in attitude with our players in matches, practice, and together as a team since we met with Dr. Bryce Young over spring break.  Our players really enjoyed hearing what he had to say and were captivated the whole time he was there.  For one of our women’s players, it has been a complete turnaround in confidence for her on the court.  She has really taken to heart the lessons Dr. Young taught us and it’s been great to see. 

Statistically our teams have enjoyed a higher winning percentage and I attribute much of that to the work Dr. Young did for us in South Carolina.  The women’s team is now 3-3 this spring, after a 1-15 fall.  The men are 7-4, after a 7-15 record for all of last year.   

Dr. Young, thank you for taking the extra time with our kids after your contracted session was over.  Every minute with you meant something different for our players, all of it positive, and all of it appreciated.  The boys are reading Linda’s bookThe Confidence Factor, in the van on the way to meets and I carry your book, The Courtside Coach, with me in my coaching back.  Thanks again for all of your wonderful work!
Thanks to all of you again.  Go Knights Tennis!!!”
Benjamin Oestreich
Wartburg College

We love hearing from Coaches and teams working with us. Thank you Coach Oestreich for your kind and generous comments. We also want to express our appreciation to coaches and Wartburg Alum Stan Vogel who have recommended Peak Performance Training with Dr. Bryce Young and Linda LeClaire to other Coaches and Programs.

What I Love About Life

Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Tips for Peak Performance | Posted on 12-03-2009

"I won't pull my sister's hair today."

"I won't pull my sister's hair today."

One of the best things about life is that you get to start each day anew. No matter how badly you acted yesterday, you can choose a different course today. No matter how badly you performed mentally and emotionally in your sport, you can make the choice to do better today.

I used to love that about teaching. Every semester or year when I got a new class, I knew I could start fresh with that class. I could be a better teacher than I had been the year before. That’s how life is. I can be a better person today than I was yesterday.

When I awake in the morning, almost always, the first thing I think about is how I can make this an awesome day. I think about how I can express love instead of fear in all of my interactions with people as well as with the challenges that arise during the day.

Set a clear intention for how you are going to live today. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how those awesome days start turning into a regular occurrence.

Learn more about how to turn everyday into an awesome day in my book, Yes, God Speaks to Women, Too! A Message of Health, Healing and Hope.