● Do I make a mistake and think about it in the next play?
●Do I hesitate to take open shots?
● Do I doubt myself and feel inferior when I see the competition?
● Do I play better in practice than in games?
●Am I frustrated with practicing harder and harder only to have my efforts undone by my mindset during competition?
●Do I get frequently disappointed with my performance and wish I could have done better?
●Why don’t I perform with freedom or trust in times of adversity or pressure?
I’m here to tell you that being in the game when it matters most, playing fearless and with confidence, so that you can play at the next level, is possible.
I know, there can be a lot of questions and confusion if you’re starting to work on your mental game for the first time. If you don’t have a plan to follow, it can be easy to make some critical mistakes, get off track, and never end up playing at the top of your game. Without guidance and support, it can be difficult to make any progress at all.
This is why I created the Fierce Athlete Academy, an invite-only 3-month mentorship experience, for female athletes who want to play with confidence in competition no matter how big the game or how tough the opponent. I am going to teach you how have more swag and be more fierce when you are playing.
I am also doing this because I really care about helping other female athletes. I played college basketball for Stanford University and professionally in the WNBA. I struggled with my confidence and fear of failure as a player after I got cut from a USA Basketball Team. I’d like to give you the opportunity to leverage what I’ve learned through the process of struggling as an elite athlete with game performance and working with female athletes for over 15 years while personally getting them to be satisfied with their performances. I want others to avoid the mistakes I made, make an impact, and leave a legacy.
I would love to have you inside the Fierce Athlete Academy and become one of my mentees.
If this is something you would like to be a part of and become the athlete you know you can become, the first step is to apply.
Val is more than a great basketball coach.. she was a life coach to the all time leading 3 pt shooter in Big East History.. and fellow Ursuline Academy alum..my daughter.. Adrianna Hahn.
I really liked the presentation. I enjoyed the activities and learning strategies to help build confidence. It also helped by awareness about how to avoid losing confidence before it happens.
This has been one of the best decisions we have made for our team. Val was able to bring an amazing level of excitement for the future of our program. Every single player loved her sessions. It is almost a miracle how she was able to engage everyone in the conversation. We had two sessions so far but every single player on our team is asking for more. The positive impact of the sessions with Val Whiting is already evident. We just can’t wait for the next season. The championship mindset is now a part of who we are, it’s part of our identity because of our work with Val and because of her amazing program. For any program or any individual who is shooting for the moon, who wants to be elite in their respective sport, this program is a must. It is a difference-maker.
There are no prerequisites for this course. It’s open to teen female athletes who are serious about their sport and want the long-term benefits of mindset coaching.
You’ll find out how to overcome any fear you encounter.
You’ll discover a lot about yourself and why you are the way you are.
You’ll learn how to passionately pursue your dreams and go all out after them.
You’ll understand that your fears never need to hold you back from your goals.
You’ll achieve new levels of daily motivation.
You’ll discover how to push through times when you lack enthusiasm.
You’ll see how to create a grit mindset that will push you to the top of your game.
Serious female athletes who want to pursue their athletic dreams, conquer their fears, and excel at the sport they truly love. Those who are tired of not performing up to their potential.
COACHABILITY- Growth Mindset + Attention to Detail + Conventionality
MENTAL TOUGHNESS- Grit + Composure + Confidence
MENTAL EXECUTION- Focus Speed + Decisiveness + Adaptability