” I believe this is a huge part of the puzzle on how to become successful in the sport of Motocross. Tim gives you the tools on how to become a Mental Performance Coach and explains things where it is easy to follow along. I am very excited to not only help riders on Nash Motorsports LLC, but to be able to help other riders also.” Exciting things ! -Kimo Nash
“I enjoyed the course and learned a lot. I will definitely need to continue reviewing the material to sink in better, but I was extremely pleased with the amount of information you gave and it will be a big help in working with my riders. Thank you for offering this course.” – Steven Squire
“The mental performance coaching program was very informative. There was a lot of information to learn, yet it flowed and was easy to stay engaged. I look forward to implementing these techniques with my riders!” -Nathan Smith
“The Motocross Mental Performance Coach program is very clearly laid out and easy to follow. The more technical aspects are broken down clearly and become easier to digest, thus speeding up the comprehension. I have a fairly busy lifestyle with my career, 2 kids and my own racing. The self-directed aspect of the course made it easy to complete when time allowed and any time I had a question, Tim quickly responded with clarification. In fact, I had my first client before the completion of the course and Tim helped me through my first race-day scenario with no hesitation. This course has provided me with all of the tools necessary to start my mental coaching business with confidence. Most online courses give you the information, but not the business acumen to actually get it off the ground. I am more than ready to continue accepting clients and get to work.” – Ryan Pickford.
My name is Tim Laskis and I grew up racing amateur motocross in the southeast United States. For years, I traveled with my dad to the races. He was my mechanic, primary sponsor, transportation specialist and my biggest fan. It was some of the best times growing up and the lessons learned on the track helped me throughout life.
Once I stopped racing I focused on college. I went on to earn my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Masters degree in psychology at The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in Fresno, CA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at CSPP.
However, in 2014 I began working as a mental performance coach with professional and amateur riders who train at ClubMx. It has been a blast and witnessing the riders progress and reach their goals is awesome.
Reconnecting with the sport of motocross after so many years was amazing. Since then, I have worked with top professional factory riders in the 250 and 450 classes. It truly is a dream come true and I love the freedom and flexibility that I have. I can work from wherever I am. Most of my work occurs over the phone and via facetime. As long as I have a cell phone signal, I can help my riders. And, the best part is that anyone can do the same.
Hanging out at ClubMx with 500cc Supercross Champion (74′), Gary Semics.
Georgia Lindsay, former Lucas Oil Motocross NBCSN reporter at Muddy Creek.
Mike Genova, owner of the Smartop/MotoConcepts Race Team at the Daytona Supercross.
If you ever heard of Jeremy McGrath, then you know his championship winning mechanic, Skip Norfolk! He has a ton of industry knowledge and now manages the ClubMx/Traders/Redemption Race Team. Skip said on the PulpMx Show that the greatest riders in the history of motocross are MENTAL GIANTS! Skip knows motocross inside and out!
Brand Haas, founder of ClubMx. We have worked together since 2014.
Motocross Mental Performance Coach at ClubMx since 2014.
Proud member of the AMA.
Read my monthly mental training articles at RacerX.
Honors graduate from Rutgers University.
While this is a valid question, it should not be your primary focus. You will most likely not become a millionare, but many people can make extra income each month once they begin accepting clients. It all really depends on you. In the FREE course, I discuss the range of fee’s you can expect to charge your clients. At the moment your first priority and focus should be on SKILLS. Having the right skills to help racers is the most important factor. Once you have a handle on what it takes to help your clients, the money will come. But, this is not a get rich quick scheme and it takes time to build up your knowledge and establish a client base.
The simple answer is no. There are no prerequisites to enroll in the FREE or certificate course. The most important thing is that you have a passion for motocross, are open to learning and want to help riders reach their goals.
The confusion between these two titles is very common. However, there is a difference and it is important to understand that this is not a course to train you to become a sports psychologist. A sports psychologist is a protected title in which only those with a Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or college with a license in this field are allowed to use this title. A mental performance coach is also a trained professional however, there is no license or minimum education level to work as a mental performance coach. Mental performance coaches with the right training and skills can be very effective in helping racers or athletes achieve their goals. And, the best part is that you do not have to spend thousands of dollars and years to learn your craft. Universities and colleges around the nation have seen a significant drop in enrollment. The number of students enrolling in college has now dropped for five straight years, according to the National Student Clearing House. Times have changed and public opinion is that they want training that is faster and cheaper than the traditional institutional way.
This is great question! Riders are embracing the mental side of racing at all levels, amateur and professional. They are looking for that extra edge and have found out that one of the biggest factors in their success is mental performance training. Motocross, which is very demanding physically, is also just as demanding mentally. It is extremely stressful for up and coming amateurs and professionals to manage all of the demands placed on them and focus 100% on the race. Those that have superior mental skills hands down outperform those who do not. There is a demand for mental performance coaches to assist motocross racers and you are in the right place to begin your journey.
My wife, Isabel, is from Costa Rica and we have a five year old son, Landon. He is just beginning to ride and loves everything motocross. Aside from riding, we enjoy traveling to Costa Rica and hanging out fishing in our pond here in South Carolina.
Contact Me: Tim@CoachWherever.com. I personally respond to all emails within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.