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Welcome to Mint Academy

Mint Academy is J.A. Emmons' 2 month masterclass made up of 9 steps (innings) designed to foster a foundation of mental strength and condition in every kid. For only $111 per week, each kid will receive a custom branded Mint signing box and 9 steps (innings) of foundational written and video content. After the completion of each inning, each kid will have the opportunity to work through their unique challenges, goals, and aspirations via weekly zoom meetings with J.A. As a bonus, upon completion of Mint Academy, each student will receive a custom graphic ebook summarizing your learnings and pushing your kid to the next level of applying knowledge learned to the game of baseball and life.
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Lesson 0:What is The Mental Game?

This is the introduction to the game, where you will learn the life skills and tools to be a better athlete and human, and learn how to incorporate them into your daily routine.

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Lesson 1: Recovery

Eat. Sleep. Hydrate. The goal of this first section is to help you better understand the power that recovery provides.

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Lesson 2: Breath

Learn to better understand how proper breathing techniques can train the respiratory system to best support your athletic performance, stress management, and recovery.

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Lesson 3: Mental Skills

Mental skills will not only help you be fully present in every moment, but will also take your play to the next level.

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Lesson 4:Goal Setting

Goal setting is a fundamental skill for athletes to optimize performance, provide focus on what’s important, and help give a sense of control and direction.

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Lesson 5:Arousal Regulation

There is very little you can actually control, both on and off the baseball field. Focus your energy on what you can control and arousal regulation.

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Lesson 6:Self-Talk

Generating or finding the ability to calm yourself is a skillset you have to develop, and it will help you to consistently optimize your performance.

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Lesson 7: Mental Imagery and Visualization

A vision is so important because it provides a clear roadmap of where we want to go and who we ultimately want to be.

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Lesson 8: Grit and a Growth Mindset

Grit and Growth Mindset are primary tenets of personal development, and in order to grow as both a player and a person, it’s important to adopt these key traits.

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Lesson 9: Optimism

There are only two lenses through which you can view your future: the lens of optimism or pessimism. Optimism is the only lens of choice.

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Lesson 10: Confidence

Confidence comes from YOU, no one can provide you with it.


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