Integrate your body and mind
Improve Performance in Any Sport
While every sport is unique, the way you win is universal: peak performance and a distinct edge. And with the level of competition rising at every level, you must train smarter to stand out.
The Mastermind Program leads the cognitive sports performance training movement for athletes at all skill levels and in all sports.
Elevate Your Game
You have the opportunity to take advantage of an innovative training approach to gain a performance edge in your sport.
The Mastermind Program is specifically designed to help athletes excel with the most comprehensive and concentrated training today in a wide array of sports.
At one moment, baseball is precise and methodical. The next, it’s a lightning-quick burst of energy. Cognitive sports training helps you perform at every position and level of baseball. Winning baseball requires a range of cognitive skills. At bat, you need a combination of visual acuity, reaction-time, balance, and hand-eye coordination: the ability to recognize pitches, swing at the exact right moment with maximum velocity, while perfectly angling your bat—all in a fraction of a second. Defense is no different. Pitchers need the right balance and body control to throw fast and accurate strikes. And fielders can save the game by making each play, relying on their precise depth perception, dynamic vision, and timing.
Think of how much goes into the ability to even play hockey, let alone compete in it: you’re balancing on skates, fighting over a tiny black puck, and going up against aggressive opposition—all on ice. If you want to take your game to the next level, cognitive sports training will help you develop the coordination, spatial reasoning, and reaction time you’ll need.A fast-paced contact sport, you must have a degree of mental acuity (timing, awareness, and decision making) and physical ability (balance, reaction time and hand-eye coordination) to compete. But to win? You must excel as a whole athlete: to process in-game action and react faster than your opponent.While the execution changes by the position, the foundational skills it takes to win at hockey are universal. Athletes who train for brain-body integration have an unmistakable edge: the sharp wit and reflexes to outscore and outdefend traditionally-trained competition.
High-achieving soccer players know what it’s like to quiet the chaos of the pitch. A solid foundation in cognitive sports training develops key skills like multi-object tracking, decision-making, and cognitive processing. When you train your mind and body together, the game slows down for you—and opens your eyes to your edge.
Soccer is one of the most difficult sports in the world to win. And when a single goal can mean the difference between a win, loss, or draw, every decision an athlete makes—and every action they take—has a major impact on the outcome. Whether you’re locked in a 1v1, breaking down the pitch, or sealing the match with a shootout, every advantage is critical.
Whole-athlete training increases your advantage. Well-developed multi-object tracking and spatial reasoning improve your playmaking and passing. Your balance and coordination are key to your dribbling, striking, and shooting ability. Strikers and goalies alike need focus, anticipation, and dynamic vision—with victory going to the better skilled.
Basketball is a game of pacing, vision, and reflexes. Cognitive sports training improves game-critical skills, including balance, spatial reasoning, dynamic vision, and more. Whether shooting the ball, defending a player, or identifying your next pass, the brain and body are working together. Think of the blend of cognition and athleticism that occur in a single possession alone: dribbling and ball-handling (hand-eye coordination), passing (decision making, timing, spatial reasoning, and depth perception), screens (balance and reaction time), isolation plays (ISO) (response inhibition, anticipation, memory and recognition), and scoring (balance and depth perception) all have to come together for one play. In the modern era of the sport, where the pace of play and number of possessions are skyrocketing, three traits separate the leaders from the pack: skills, athleticism, and basketball IQ. Elite basketball players understand their role on both sides of the floor—and the way they impact the game when their brain and body work together.
With a high-degree of variability—52 opponents across three different units, dozens of schemes and plays, and every climate America has to offer, not to mention it’s sheer physicality and hostility, football requires elite mental and physical conditioning to succeed. Cognitive sports training benefits both sides of the ball: whether your job is to force the quarterback out of the pocket or catch the deep ball while juking off your coverage.Regardless if you compete on the line, the route, or the backfield, the top players at your position earned their edge through cognition. Linemen rely on balance, reaction time, and coordination to block and tackle—not to mention response inhibition to avoid false starts and other flags. Kickers need balance, focus, and mental resilience to make the game-winning field goal.As for skill players? Well executed plays require strong cognitive ability. Quarterbacks need to read defenses, track every player on both teams, make decisions and accurately anticipate and time their handoffs or passes. Backs and receivers—as well as their defenders—must get in sync with the quarterback in real time, while tracking both the ball and their opponent, then balance their bodies, react, and coordinate their catch simultaneously.
Every event in track and field requires the peak performance of your mind and body: you need precise reaction time to jump your hurdles, sharp hand-eye coordination to nail your hand-offs, and a tight combination of balance and focus to shave seconds off your run-time. Cognitive sports training improves your ability to act, react, and adapt at high speeds.
Events are won and lost in degrees. Stronger skills improve event-specific movements, increase results, and minimize obstacles—and compound together to unlock your edge. The athlete with the better focus and coordination is more capable of jumping hurdles and executing relays. Jumpers and throwers compete on balance and body control. Runners with faster reaction times and better balance shave off more time than their opponents.
Track and Field is a sport of variables: you’re exposed to a range of surfaces, lanes, environmental factors, and competitors. A mental edge can virtually erase those variables, giving you the focus and resilience to silence fear and insecurity, as well as the ability to adapt your movements and thrive despite them.
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