This site is for junior, collegiate, and professional athletes who want to gain The Mental Edge to outperform the competition.
By going thru the Elite Performance Mental Conditioning Program, athletes learn and apply key mental skills to consistently perform to the upper ranges of their talent and abilities, especially in pressure situations. These mental performance skills include:
Congratulations to Alex. He is officially headed to Duke to play college golf!
"When I started with Alex he was a Top 40 player. Now he is the #2 ranked Junior in NC. I could not be happier for Alex and his family. What an incredible achievement!”
Seth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Director of Mental Conditioning
Congrats to Vinay Ramesh! Vinay and his parents flew to Raleigh prior to the Pennsylvania Junior State Championships...and my work with Vinay paid off! The talented junior who will play for Princeton in college fired a 75-70 to WIN the championship on the 3rd playoff hole!
“This win would not have been possible without Trusting in my Process. My mental conditioning has let me play up to my capabilities.”
PA Junior State Champion!
Congratulations to my boss, Dan Duquette, for being named MLB Executive of the Year, and to Buck Showalter for being named AL Manager of the Year! The Orioles’ leadership team has created a culture of high expectations, peak performance, and winning...and I am so fortunate to assist Mr. Duquette and Buck - to provide mental training for our key pitching prospects - to help the Orioles be competitive on an annual basis.
I just returned home from our Academy in the Dominican Republic and am very excited about the development of our young hurlers. Guys like Peralta, Jimenez, and Alvarado are getting better every day and hopefully will be pitching in the States soon and progress through our minor league system.
Proud to be a part of the best organization in baseball!
Seth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Mental Training Coordinator, Minor League Pitching Development
Congrats to Makenna Hammer after her 2nd place finish (out of 47 girls) at the 1A/2A Eastern Regionals. Makenna has considerable shotmaking skills and now that her mental game is high level she is able to “let out” that talent and ability! Makenna intends to play college golf at Methodist next year.
I have received lots of “congratulations” following the Orioles win last night to clinch the American League East. However, the credit goes to General Manager Dan Duquette, O’s Manager Buck Showalter, and of course, the players! Hopefully, the Orioles will finish strong to close out the year and take all that momentum into the ALDS.
I am pleased to announce the following:
- Alex Smalley is now #4 in NC and has verbally committed to play for Duke University!
- James Mishoe is up 1 spot to #11. James will play for UNC Greensboro next year!
- Mark Johnston continues to take his game to the next level. Up 19 spots to #34!
- Jennings Milholen is up 3 spots to #82
- Cooper Daniel jumps 31 spots to #137
- Zander McCall is up 25 spots to #153
- Max Busser is having a great summer and is now #154 - up 42 spots!
- Zack Freeman won his first tournament and is now #220 - up 54 spots!
- Ronnie Uszenski makes the biggest leap. He is #246 - up 99 spots!
- Evan Crook is doing great as well. He jumps 63 spots to #257
- Alex Parker is now ranked! He’s in at #261
- William Crook is applying his Mental Conditioning Plan - up 91 spots to #383
- Makenna Hammer jumps 16 spots to #59 in the Girls NC Rankings
*Congrats to Alex, James, Mark, Jennings, Cooper, Zander, Max, Zack, Ronnie, Evan, Alex Parker, William, and Makenna. Great job!
Congratulations to Alex Smalley who has verbally committed to Duke University! Recently, Alex (ranked #6 in NC) fired an 11-under 64-69 for 2nd place at Joe Cheves and will be playing in the prestigious Bobby Chapman Invitational in Spartanburg, SC on Sept 19-21.
“I couldn’t be more proud of Alex. He did everything I asked of him, worked his tail off to improve his mental game, and now he has achieved his goal. In college he will be playing ACC golf in front of family and friends for one of the best programs in the country!“
I am pleased to announce the signing of Brad Miller, a pro who plays PGA Tour Canada! I recently worked with Brad in Towson, Maryland and he is now back in Canada for the final 4 events of the season. I will loop back with Brad when he is in Pinehurst, NC preparing for Qualifying School.
Brad fired a 64 last season to qualify for a web.com tour event and together we will take his mental game and overall game to the next level!