The   MindSize 

Coach Certification

Program

Learn To Empower Athletes With Game-Changing Mindset Skills So They Operate At Peak Performance, Before, During and After Competition.
MindSize is a revolutionary approach to sports training.  Its highly interactive and precise framework allows you to meet the athletes you train exactly where they are at any given moment.
"MindSize is a NEW WAY of Doing Sports...Not Just Adding Something New to What You're Already Doing."
Christian Straka - the Global Mindset Coach | adidas™ Runners
It's true - mindset training is the hottest topic in sports these days.

But aside from simple visualization techniques, or apps that help you relax, what tools can modern sports coaches offer to truly develop and strengthen their athletes' mental skills in a consistent and repeatable way?

Athletes and coaches alike get caught in the mental training paradox: any good coach knows an athlete's mind has to be trained just as much as their body, in order to reach optimal performance and sustain it.

But what does that even mean?

Not many coaches really know how to help their athletes develop mindset skills. And if they do, most don't know how to do it systematically.

Why?

In working with world-class athletes for the past two decades, we've narrowed it down to four primary reasons:

1) No solid framework for sharing mindset skills, which need to be as precisely delivered as physical training.

2) A perceived lack of time to teach mindset skills.

3) Just a general lack of know-how about what mindset skills development is and how you deliver it.

4) Fear from inexperience - if you as a coach don't really understand mindset skills, you'll tend to lean on what you know which can hold your athlete back from achieving their full potential. 

So we set out to circumvent the mental training paradox and create a mindset program for athletes that avoids the paradox entirely. 

And in the process, we've developed a holistic approach that doesn't just add the pillars of peak athletic performance (nutrition, mindset, strength, recovery and performance) on top of athletic activities...

...it actually integrates them into it.

It's a completely new approach to athletic training and it's having breakthrough results throughout the world of sports.

Introducing...
 The MindSize Coach Certification Program is a revolutionary 4-step training program for athletic coaches and trainers.  It's designed to give you and your athletes precise techniques and strategies for any situation you encounter during  - and outside of - sports performance & competition.
To become a world-class mindset coach, you must first practice and develop the skills yourself, so you have a depth of knowledge and experience to effectively teach these skills and technique to others.

That's exactly what you'll do when you become a MindSize-Certified Coach.
"What makes MindSize so effective is that the framework is designed to be used in motion, which makes it ideal for sports..." 
Christian Straka
The MindSize Coach 4-Step Program:
There are 4 steps in the MindSize Coach Certification Program:
1.  MindSize Athlete 

2.  Foundations

3.  Pathways 

4.  MindSize Teacher Workshop
These 4 programs are taken in order as each program builds upon the previous.   

You will finish the MindSize Coach Certification Program with your own robust, industrial-strength mindfulness practice, as well as the tools, techniques, knowledge and curriculum to teach athletes of all levels the game-changing mindset skills that MindSize provides.
Step 1 of 4
The 8-week, online MindSize home-study program is an in-depth exploration and practice of Concentration, Clarity & Coolness for athletes.  

Each week for 8 weeks, you'll learn new mindset techniques &  strategies - and how to integrate them into training and competition settings as you put them into action for yourself.
Your 8-Week MindSize Training Includes:
  • Week 1 - Introduction to MindSize
In the introduction to MindSize, you focus on becoming aware of the most critical skills for peak performance and how to realize when you're using them.

The Three Critical Skills:
Concentration - ability to focus on what you choose at any given time.
Clarity - ability to track and explore what you’re experiencing in real time.
Coolness - ability to allow experience to come and go, without any push or pull.
  • Week 2 - Restful States
Now that you know how to harness your three critical skills of mental performance, it’s time to focus those tools on helping you relax when you find yourself in times of mental, physical, or emotional intensity.

Here you discover how to conserve your energy so you can handle discomfort longer, how to refocus your attention to better handle intense physical pain, and how to restore your energy, right in the moment, to bring on that second wind.
  • Week 3 - See Hear Good
Use your mind to See and Hear positive outcomes to psych yourself up for peak performance or rehearse sport specific strategies.

Just like the classic example of visualizing yourself making a free throw or crossing the finish line, here you learn a way to both see and hear the end result in a way that strengthens your mindset skills at the same time. This takes a familiar mindset training method to the next level.
  • Week 4 - Mindset Training Day
Discover how to apply these techniques and use them to practice at any point during the day without taking any time away from what you’re already doing. In fact, spot applications of your mindset skills actually increase your chances of acting effectively in any situation.
  • Week 5 - Focus Options & Strategies
Learn Sport Specific techniques for competition, to manage pain, fatigue, pressure, stress, opponents, fans, coaches, and more. This is where you learn the specific practices you can use during competition to stay focused and in a rhythm. 
  • Week 6 - Feel Flow
There’s nothing like that runner’s high or the endorphin rush at the end of a workout. What if you didn’t have to wait for those moments to experience that incredible buzz of energy? 

What if you could access it on demand and walk around feeling that energy all day long? 

Well, we’re not making any promises that will happen overnight, but you can definitely move in that direction. Each step is more rewarding than the next, and we’ll show you how to get there, one step at a time.
  • Week 7 - Mapping for Your Day of Competition
On the day of a game or event, you want to make sure you’re at your peak mental and physical level. That means your attention is fully focused, you’re able to adapt and rebound on the fly, you skillfully conserve energy and manage fatigue, and you have clarity of purpose, confidence and ease. 

This is what it’s all for: Preparing yourself for peak performance during competition, when all eyes are on you.
  • Week 8  - Rhythm of Practice & Wrap Up
Like with any sport, practice makes perfect. 

It’s essential that you remain CONSISTENT so the skills you're developing continue to expand and impact all aspects of your life. You learn how to stay consistent and you learn about your next steps for continuing your training. 
You'll finish this training able to create a personalized pre-competition, in-competition and post-competition plan, customized for you and your personal strengths and goals.

The stand-alone MindSize program is currently offered at $397.
Step 2 of 4
The 30-hour, online and self-paced Foundations training is a comprehensive program in which you'll learn how to teach MindSize's signature technique to both individuals and groups by mastering 10 Key teaching elements.

This will be your first deep-dive into the interactive and highly flexible MindSize framework.

You'll develop your own mindset skills through practice, and though guiding others in the technique.
Your Foundations Training Includes:
  • I. Teaching  to a Group:
1. Helping Your Athletes Discover Their Motivation
2. Inspiring Your Athletes Through Your Own Story
3. Setting the Stage - Showing How Practice Works
4. What Is & Why Unified Mindfulness
5. Making Practice Easy Through Demonstration
6. Reaching an Understanding with Your Athletes
7. Guiding the “See, Hear, Feel” Technique
8. Fielding Common Questions & Reports
9. Addressing Discomfort, Confusion and Other Frequent Issues
10. Defining Concentration, Clarity and Coolness
11. Helping Compulsive Thinking & Other Common Challenges
12. The Space of See, Hear, Feel, & Restful States
13. Guiding the “See, Hear, Feel” Technique with Restful States
14. Discovering the Question Hidden in Your Athlete's Report
15. Teaching Tips for Consistent Practice
  • II. The Ten Key Teaching Tasks:
1. Motivate Your Athletes to Practice
2. Introduce Concepts When They Are Needed
3. Explain How to Develop the Three Cs
4. Demonstrate and Have Your Athlete Demonstrate
5. Leading a Guided Mindfulness Technique
         Part A: Leading a Group Mindfulness Session
         Part B: Leading an Individual Mindfulness Session
6. Check Understanding
7. Ask and Answer Questions
8. Get Support When Needed
9. Quick Start
10. Deepening Practice
  • III. Teaching Individuals:
1. Motivate Your Athletes and Draw Out Reports - Beginning Level
2. Motivate Your Athletes and Draw Out Reports - Experienced Level
3. Guiding a Tour of the Senses For Skills Training
4. Answering Questions and Offering Guidance
5. Demonstrate and Have Athlete Do the "See Hear Feel" Technique 
  • Documents & Handouts:
•  "Group Agenda & Lesson Plan” for a Mindfulness Workshop
•  "The See Hear Feel Quickstart” Video and Guide 
•  “Ten Tasks of Teaching Mindfulness” Guide 
•  ​“The Most Common Questions about “See Hear Feel” Guide
You'll finish the Foundations training with a deeper personal mindfulness practice, plus the skills, confidence and resources to guide others in MindSize's signature technique. 

The stand-alone Foundations program is currently offered at $997.
We'll send you the ground-breaking book from the person who designed the Unified Mindfulness system, Shinzen Young. If you live somewhere Amazon will 2-day deliver the hardcover version, it's on it's way.  If you don't, we'll send you the digital version :-)
Step 3 of 4
Pathways is the pinnacle of the Unified Mindfulness teacher training programs.  

This live-via-video-conference training is actually two programs in one.

During your first 12 weeks of Pathways, you will work directly with senior UM coaches and your fellow students in live online, virtual classrooms for classes and instruction.

This is followed by an 8-week practicum in which you'll teach your own class with the direct support of your instructors.

In other words, you'll finish the 12-week training with not only the confidence and an exact plan to teach your own 8-week class, but you'll also put that plan into action and teach your class with the continued support of senior UM coaches. 

You can also use the practicum to receive support in integrating UM into any existing coaching programs you've already developed on your own.
Your Pathways Training Includes:
  • Week 1 - Overview and Role of the Teacher
  • Week 2 - Appreciation Techniques - Feel Rest
  • Week 3 - Introduction to the Practicum
  • Week 4 - Techniques for Nurturing Positivity - Feel Good
  • Week 5 - Dealing with Adverse Reactions to Mindfulness
  • Week 6 - Transcend Techniques - Feel Flow 
  • Week 7 - The Ethics of Teaching Mindfulness
  • Week 8  - Express Techniques - Auto Move 
  • Week 9  - Practice in Daily Life 
  • Week 10 -  Responding to Questions, Reports, & Common Objections
  • Week 11 - Daylong Workshop with Shinzen Young
  • Week 12 - Practice Structures: Yours & Your Clients 
You will finish the Pathways program with all the tools, course materials, confidence and support to teach your own 8-week mindfulness class (in fact, you WILL teach your own 8-week class to conclude Pathways).
And upon successful completion of the Pathways program, you will receive the designation of Unified Mindfulness Coach. 

The stand-alone Pathways program is currently offered at $2,497.
Step 4 of 4
The final step in your MindSize Coach certification training is the live-via-video-conference,  half-day workshop led exclusively by Christian Straka and Julianna Raye. 

This final workshop is the last step in integrating all you've learned throughout the MindSize certification process into a robust and highly effective training program for the athletes you coach and train.

Upon successful completion of the workshop, you will graduate the program with the designation MindSize™ Coach.

The stand-alone MindSize Teacher Workshop is currently offered at $397.
We'll send you the ground-breaking book from the person who designed the Unified Mindfulness system, Shinzen Young. If you live somewhere Amazon will 2-day deliver the hardcover version, it's on it's way.  If you don't, we'll send you the digital version :-)
The MindSize Coach  Certification Process
To become a fully-certified MindSize Coach, you must complete all 4 training programs in the certification track, complete all course quizzes with a minimum of 70% correct, and successfully lead an 8-week practicum.

Newly certified coaches will receive the official dual-designation of Unified Mindfulness™ Coach and MindSize™ Coach.

Certified MindSize Coaches will be featured as accredited coaches on the MindSize website with your bio, branding and links to your own website (if applicable).  You are also free to use the MindSize logos and coach branding in your online and offline promotion.

Mindsize Coaches will be trained to deliver a research supported practice to help athletes navigate challenges and opportunities to improve and deepen their mindset skills for peak performance.
We'll send you the ground-breaking book from the person who designed the Unified Mindfulness system, Shinzen Young. If you live somewhere Amazon will 2-day deliver the hardcover version, it's on it's way.  If you don't, we'll send you the digital version :-)
Meet Your MindSize Instructors
Christian Straka
Christian is a tennis professional with 32 years of experience and in-depth expertise. He played on the international tennis circuit for 10 years and has been coaching professionals on all levels since 2001. 

For the past decade his focus turned to teaching the integration of mindset skills into sports, which he incorporates in his function as the Global Mindset Coach for adidas™ Runners, as well as with his personal and corporate clients.   

Christian Straka
Christian is a tennis professional with 32 years of experience and in-depth expertise. He played on the international tennis circuit for 10 years and has been coaching professionals on all levels since 2001. 

For the past decade his focus turned to teaching the integration of mindset skills into sports, which he incorporates in his function as the Global Mindset Coach for adidas™ Runners, as well as with his personal and corporate clients.   

Julianna Raye
As the Founder and Head Trainer at Unified Mindfulness, Julianna is devoted to deepening people’s understanding of research-supported mindfulness and empowering anyone to guide others in its practice. 

With more than 150 weeks of immersive silent retreat training in both the mindfulness and Zen traditions, Julianna has completed over 20,000 hours of formal practice and has been training individuals and groups in the Unified Mindfulness™ system for two decades.     

Your Exclusive MindSize Bonuses
Exclusive Bonus #1
 Permanent Access to Our Private Group Coaching - Value:  $588 per year
As a certified MindSize Coach, you'll have permanent, free access to our private Group Coaching and Support Platform.

As the official teacher training organization for Unified Mindfulness, we have a very unique opportunity to provide a private support environment where students, teachers-in-training and senior coaches come together to help and support each other.

This Private Group Coaching includes:

     • Daily, live-streamed, guided practices from our certified coaches. (Mon. - Fri.)

     • Regular weekly group coaching calls to connect directly with experienced coaches.

     • Once monthly advanced coaching calls.

This Group Coaching platform is a place to for you to connect, learn, and deepen your own practice AND also get support as you coach others in a dynamic environment available to you 24/7.

Current Private Group Coaching members pay $588 a year to be in this program.
Exclusive Bonus #2
  The Complete UM "Daily 10" Digital Archives - Value: $294
You'll have permanent access to the largest collection of downloadable Unified Mindfulness guidance audios on the planet. Stream on-demand or download over 500 guided meditation covering every technique and strategy in the UM system. 
Exclusive Bonus #3
  Permanent Access to All Class Recordings, Homework, Guides and Resource Materials - Value: $100 
You'll have permanent access to all training materials via your MindSize Dashboard, so you can refer back to the training any time you like!
We'll send you the ground-breaking book from the person who designed the Unified Mindfulness system, Shinzen Young. If you live somewhere Amazon will 2-day deliver the hardcover version, it's on it's way.  If you don't, we'll send you the digital version :-)
We'll send you the ground-breaking book from the person who designed the Unified Mindfulness system, Shinzen Young. If you live somewhere Amazon will 2-day deliver the hardcover version, it's on it's way.  If you don't, we'll send you the digital version :-)
It goes without saying that our community fully stands behind the MindSize training .

We also acknowledge and honor your commitment to "do the work" necessary to help others optimize their athletic performance too. 

So to make this absolutely risk-free, you have 30 days to dive into the MindSize Coach Certification Program and then put it into action in your daily life and IF you DON'T feel that this training is every bit as effective and transformational as we've described here (AND MORE!)...

Or, IF you're in ANY way dissatisfied...
Just let our support team know here and you will receive a...
100%, No-Questions-Asked Refund.
In other words: try it out and see what this training can do for you, risk free! 

We couldn't be more excited to offer you this training and look forward to working with you in the weeks ahead.

In gratitude,

Christian, Julianna & the MindSize team
Everything That’s Included When You Start the MindSize Coach Certification Program Today...
  • MindSize Home Study Program - Value: $397
  • ​Foundations  - Value: $997
  • ​Pathways - Value: $2,497
  • MindSize Teacher Workshop - Value: $397
  • Bonus #1:  Permanent Access to Private Group Coaching - Value: $588/yr
  • Bonus #2:  The Complete UM "Daily 10" Digital Archives - Value: $294
  • Bonus #3: Permanent Access to Everything - Value:  $100/year
When you add it all up, that’s a total value of at least $5,270
But the sports world needs more MindSize Coaches ASAP!
We understand that becoming a MindSize Certified Coach is a serious commitment of time, energy and money.  And we get it if you'd like to take your time and go slowly through each of the 4 steps to certification. 
But if you're ready to commit becoming one of the premier athletic mindset coaches on the planet right now, we're honored to reward that commitment with a special "Bundled Discount" of 33% OFF the do-it-one-step-a-time regular pricing.
That's a savings of $1,795
Join the MindSize Certification Program today for just $3475
Everything That’s Included When You Start the MindSize Coach Certification Program Today...
  • MindSize Home Study Program - Value: $397
  • ​Foundations  - Value: $997
  • ​Pathways - Value: $2,497
  • MindSize Teacher Workshop - Value: $397
  • Bonus #1:  Permanent Access to Private Group Coaching - Value: $588/yr
  • Bonus #2:  The Complete UM "Daily 10" Digital Archives - Value: $294
  • Bonus #3: Permanent Access to Everything - Value:  $100/year
When you add it all up, that’s a total value of at least $5,270
We understand that becoming a MindSize Certified Coach is a serious commitment of time, energy and money. And we get it if you'd like to take your time and go slowly through each of the 4 steps to certification.
But if you're ready to commit becoming one of the premier athletic mindset coaches on the planet right now, we're honored to reward that commitment with a special "Bundled Discount" of 33% OFF the do-it-one-step-a-time regular pricing.
That's a savings of $1,795
Join the MindSize Certification Program today for just $3475
We'll send you the ground-breaking book from the person who designed the Unified Mindfulness system, Shinzen Young. If you live somewhere Amazon will 2-day deliver the hardcover version, it's on it's way.  If you don't, we'll send you the digital version :-)
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Much Is It?
The MindSize Coach Certification Program training is proudly offered for the special 33% OFF Bundled Discount total cost of $3475
  • Do I Have To Be A Professional Athlete or Coach To Participate In This Program?
No.  Athletes and coaches of all levels are welcome to join us in this training program! However, you do need to commit to becoming certified in order to register on this page and receive this 33% off discount.
  • Are The Classes Live?
Yes and No.  MindSize and Foundations are 100% virtual and online training programs.   All course materials will be hosted in your MindSize Dashboard, which you can access by clicking here.  Pathways and the MindSize Teacher Workshop are live classes via video conference.  Specific details for each will be coordinated with you at the appropriate time.
  • How Do I Access MindSize?
All course materials will be hosted in your MindSize Dashboard, which you can access by clicking here.  
  • Is There A Guarantee?
Of Course! You're either 100%, head-over-heels thrilled with the MindSize training or just contact us within 30 days for a full, no-questions-asked refund.
  • Do You Send Me Anything In The Mail?
No. This interactive training program is hosted on our state-of-the-art learning management system (LMS), so you can access the training from desktop, laptop, tablet or phone - 24/7.   All live video conferencing calls will be hosted via Zoom.
  • How Long Will I Have Access To The MindSize Training?
You will have permanent online access to the training so that you can always refer back to specific modules to refresh or reinforce concepts and techniques.
  • How Do I Contact Support?
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