In Today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Corie Mapp.
He lost both legs in 2010 in an ambush in Afghanistan, while serving in The Household Cavalry. Today his only concern is to give something back, to inspire others. With roots in Barbados, Corrie excels at sport – he has played disabled cricket for Hampshire, was part of the Paralympic bobsleigh team – and it’s been a key part of his physical and mental recovery.
When he’s back home in Swindon, he helps at the Royal Legion centre – assisting other veterans.
He is a hero who is fiercely competitive…but a man who judges success not in medals, but rather in being an example to others.
“If we sit at home, pile loads of weight on and feel sorry for ourselves, things go downhill. Sport helps me stay fit and competitive, and keeps me mentally sharp. Sport has been incredibly important for me, and for everyone competing in these Games. I desperately needed something to focus on during rehab. Sport fills a gap in my life that the Army had left.” Continue reading “Mind Set Game #56: Don’t exist, live with Corie Mapp”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with John Register. John won the Paralympic silver medal just 6 years after having his left leg amputated. A world-class athlete who qualified for two Olympic Trials, and a prospect for Army Officer School, John was on the successful career path.
The injury temporarily halted his career until he found his new normal. He qualified for two Paralympic Games and won the Paralympic Long Jump Silver Medal in Sydney, Australia while setting the American record in the process.
He founded the United States Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Sports Program which shows wounded, ill, and injured veterans how to use sport as a tool for their rehabilitation. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #54: Explore the unknown unknowns with John Register”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with James Vear.
James is the current GB U-16 basketball Head Coach. He joined Barking Abbey in the 2014-15 season, bringing a wealth of international experience with him. Having started coaching with Sevenoaks Suns, he stayed there four years before taking over Medway Park Crusaders’ Academy, helping them gain promotion to NBL Division 1. James would then move to Canada to take up a lead assistant role at Dalhousie University before taking a lead assistant position with the Great Britain under 20 Men in the summer, helping them gain promotion to Division A in his first year. James was then offered his first pro coaching job in Denmark with the Aalborg Vikings Basketball Club, where he picked up Coach of the Year while leading them to a team record for wins and their first playoff appearance. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #53: Coach education within basketball with James Vear”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Brett Bartholomew. Brett is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, Bartholomew Strength and author of Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #52: Conscious coaching with Brett Bartholomew”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Alif Bland.
Alif is a former member of both the Cheshire Phoenix formerly Cheshire Jets/Chester Jets and Bristol Flyers of the British Basketball League (BBL). But not forgetting he has also plaid his trade in Germany, Japan, and the Americas. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #51: The highs and lows of professional basketball with Alif Bland”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Meighan Julbert.
Meighan is a Mental Skills Consultant who has a passion for working with coaches and athletes on gaining a competitive advantage through mental skills training. She holds a Master’s degree in sports psychology and motor behavior from The University of Tennessee.
Meighan was a graduate assistant for the men’s golf team, which graduated players currently playing professionally. She also served as a softball and basketball coach for a private school, where she applied her training as a mental coach to maximize player performance. While an undergraduate at Auburn University, Meighan worked with the men’s basketball team
developing their competitive mindset. She has spent six years working within and alongside Division I athletics, as well as five years coaching, during which she has developed and implemented educational training programs that have shown to enhance performance. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #48: Mental fortitude with Meighan Julbert”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Bobby Stroupe.
Bobby is the Founder and President of ACCELERATE Performance Enhancement Center (APEC). Coach Stroupe has directed human performance systems for nearly 20 years while expanding his influence as an author, consultant, speaker, and educator. His experience includes working with school systems, collegiate teams, professional teams, businesses, corporate fitness and individuals alike.
His coaching ranges from youth athletes to some of the top names in multiple professional sports including 1st round picks, Super Bowl and World Series champions. APEC has been a part of developing over 20 athletes that trained in the APEC system in grade school and continued all the way to the professional ranks. Among many accomplishments by his athletes, Bobby has been credited with supporting arguably the strongest arms in the game of baseball and football. Coach Stroupe has been featured as a top trainer for multiple sports and athletic performances on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, NFL and MLB network, STACK, Bleacher Report, and many more.
Bobby has been asked to present on various human performance topics at notable coaches clinics nationally and internationally, including the NIKE Roundtable. Stroupe launched the CAPEC certification at Nike World Headquarters in addition to doing work with Nike Training and the Nike Young Athlete division. Bobby serves on the Advisory Committee for Wellness and Exercise at Tyler Junior College. Stroupe and staff have powered strength & conditioning for TJC baseball during their four times in a row National Championship run.
As an entrepreneur, Stroupe and team built APEC from a grass field in 2005 to today, a worldwide training leader in human performance. Bobby serves as the president for APEC, making strategic decisions, designing training systems, and guiding an elite team of coaches that power two locations (Tyler and Fort Worth, Texas). Continue reading “Mind Set Game #47: Be the best you with Bobby Stroupe”