“Female athletes, in my experience, regardless of their athletic prowess and other strengths, frequently come to me with less confidence than you’d expect, less than their male counterparts. A program like Mindset Sports that imbues them with that strength of mind, confidence in their abilities, and their power to affect their circumstances is invaluable. I wish I could hire a full-time staff member to attend to just those needs of my athletes. Having coached Pam for four years at the elite collegiate level, where she was part of four consecutive National Championships, I feel uniquely qualified to say that she is the perfect person to take on this work. From the time she arrived as a walk-on at the University of North Carolina to the time she was elected captain by her teammates and after, Pam demonstrated strength of character and mental toughness that my staff, her teammates and I found inspirational. She has a gift for motivating others, for helping them discover their own strengths, and for driving them to wring every last ounce of performance out of their abilities." Anson Dorrance, Head Coach, University of North Carolina Women's Soccer 22 National Championships
Mindset Sports was developed to fill a glaring void in the athletic development of elite female performers. Mindset is something that needs to be trained as a habitual process with all athletes. It is especially important to start with young players so that it becomes second nature and natural as the athlete grows and evolves. The development and maintenance of the mindset is an extensive process that requires a multitude of underlying mechanisms that operate collectively in the elite performer. These psychological attributes facilitate to life outside of sport, thus developing mindset is a vital life skill.
"Since Corrie has joined our coaching staff at La Costa Canyon High School, we have seen an immediate and positive impact on the culture of our program from the Freshman team all the way up to the Varsity. We are fortunate to draw from a very high volume of talented players, but this creates a very competitive and sometimes stressful environment for the players who are in constant competition for playing time and starting roles. It's a fine line between creating an environment where the players understand the level of intensity required for them to be successful and achieve their own personal goals, while also understanding the need to look the bigger picture and support their teammates so that we can achieve the goals we set as a group. Corrie has a unique talent for teaching players to "buy in" to the team vision, and "buy in" to the role they play in helping us see that vision through." - Natalie Eckerlin, La Costa Canyon Girls Head Soccer Coach, LAGSD Club Manager
Pamela and Corrie met while coaching soccer at the club level and quickly discovered they had taken similar paths. Both played college soccer, both have psychology backgrounds, and each has endured athletic injuries. Collectively, they have coached collegiate, high school, and youth club soccer. As they began sharing ideas and experiences about playing and coaching, they realized they both felt something was missing in the world of the female athlete. Being keen observers, they saw a conspicuous need for whole mind-body training. Many conversations later, driven by shared core beliefs and a sincere desire to change the way female athletes are trained mentally for life on and off the field, Mindset Sports was conceived in the summer of 2016. Corrie and Pamela are excited to bring their passion and knowledge to an enterprise that for them seems like the natural progression from player to coach to life mentor.
As with everything Pamela and Corrie undertake, they approach Mindset Sports with hard work, giving spirits and a strong sense of themselves; helping female athletes and making a difference in their lives is ingrained in each of them. Relationship is at the core of what they do. They want to be that extra push at the end of the game. They want to be the mentors who are not just there for the games but for other life challenges as well.
Through wins, losses, coaching changes, injuries, and other life obstacles, Corrie and Pamela have experienced it. They have walked in female athletes’ shoes and want to help others develop tools to navigate the athletic journey on the field and off the field. They know the enormous role mental toughness plays in sports and in life. That's why they say CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR GAME!
We pledge our best effort to help you be your best. We strive to share the passion of our focus, which is to guide athletes to grow mentally, endure physically and reach their goals successfully on and off the field through a strong, positive mindset.
We want to forever change how athletes, coaches, parents and teams approach training. Mindset is everything! We know from experience that gratification comes from unlocking potential, not just in technical skill but in the acquired skill of a strong mindset.
We want to steamroll those internal doubts and distractions that keep athletes from realizing the peak of their abilities. We are Mindset Sports.
CHANGE YOUR MIND. CHANGE THE GAME.
"Mindset Sports is awesome - really. I can't say enough about the program and I look to include it with every camp. Pam and Corrie are definitely pros at getting players to understand that it is not only the physical tools but more importantly, the mental side of things that will get you to the next level. I know they are both relentless in the pursuit of developing athletes to the fullest of their potential." - Richard Gomez, President and Founder of Soccer Performance Training
"Coach Corrie has given my daughter the understanding that much of our success as girls comes from what we believe about ourselves. She has encouraged Maya to take on the game like a warrior, to be strong in confidence and therefore in her stance as oncoming players who are often much bigger than her battle her for the ball. She had helped her learned from her mistakes and to move forward as a better player because of them, instead of beating herself up for having made them. And she has empowered Maya to believe that she can do anything she sets her mind to. Coach Corrie has been a gift to our family because of her influence on my daughter!" - Bryn Faris, LAGSD Parent
"After watching many years of youth soccer with my three daughters, I whole heartedly believe there is more to the game than skill and technique. Without a doubt, a player's mindset makes the difference between an average player and a superior player. Sometimes it's not the faster, more skilled player that shines, but the determined, confident player. Our family has been blessed to have Coach Pam mentally instill in our daughter what takes to succeed on the field. In addition to developing her physical strengths, Pam took the time to build up her mental game, giving her the confidence and strong mindset she needed to succeed on the soccer field and in life." - Deb Colton, LAGSD Parent
""I have known Pamela for the past 3 years and have had the opportunity to work with her in our youth soccer club in Carlsbad, CA. As a former Division 1 player and head coach, Pamela understands first-hand how powerful the mental aspect is for girls competing at the highest levels. Soccer involves more than just the normal physical demands. Spending individual time with players in the club to help them become the best versions of themselves as athletes and young women is something Pamela and MINDSET Sports is very passionate about. For players, "getting your mind right" is a constant battle and controlling what's within your control is hard for athletes but needed not just in sports but in life. Pamela has always found ways to get the most of out of the players she's worked with and has truly transformed them into complete players on and off the field." - Courtney Drummond, Girls College Liaison, LA Galaxy San Diego
"Coach Corrie taught me your mindset during, prior and after a game is what sets you apart from you and the other player. Your mindset is what pushes you forward and keeps you pushing up to the next level." - Reilly Giglio, Athlete
"Having played college tennis at USC, I grew up being coached by many people. I have a good idea of what it takes to be a great coach and the commitment it takes to develop a player. I am also acutely aware that sports are often more mental than physical when it gets to a higher level. When it comes to my kids, I want coaches that teach the game, motivate them and build their confidence. I want someone to teach them life lessons and that so many important ones are learned through sports. Although my kids have had many wonderful coaches in many different sports over the years, I think that Pam has been the only coach that exudes all of the qualities I mentioned above. When my daughter gets down on herself, she has taught her to compartmentalize and only control what she can control. The positive lessons Pam has taught us (parent and player) now resonate throughout our life and not just on the soccer field. Pam's credentials as a soccer player are obviously out of this world, but as a coach and a developer of mental toughness, she is just as much of a success." - Kristin Greenlee, LAGSD Parent
"I started with a new team this year, the girls were bigger, taller and faster than I'd played with before. I began to lose confidence on the field, especially after being out for 4 weeks with an injury. It was then that I started my private training with Coach Pam. Pam hasn't only helped me with the technical part of the game, but also the mental. She's gone above and beyond helping me increase my confidence and set clear goals. I am so grateful that we found her!" - Rivers Archer, Athlete
"Pam Kalinoski has been working with my daughter for over a year, and has had an incredible impact on her performance. Pam teaches great fundamentals about the game, which would apply to all sports, but she also excels in building a strong mental state of mind. We have noticed an improvement in our daughter's confidence, and her ability to focus on the field. I strongly recommend Pam and Mindset Sports for anyone looking to prepare their child to compete at the highest level of sports." - Dawn Howe
PHONE: 760-212-8971 & 415-859-0234
PHONE: 760-212-8971 & 415-859-0234