Grow Sport Psychology & Performance Improvement


Grow Sports Psychology & Performance Improvement in Naperville, IL provides a proven and established Athlete and Athletic Club Sports Psychology & Performance Improvement Program designed and continuously enhanced by our highly experienced and innovative Sports Psychology & Performance Improvement Team. We work with clubs, players and organizations across Illinois and the U.S., where our focus lies in both the mental component to sport performance improvement as well as providing the tools needed to help players (with the support of their parents, clubs and coaches) grow into a complete human beings, which will serve them both in their sport performance and for the entire duration of their lives. We seek to make a deep impact on the entire person – improving their overall self confidence, managing their performance anxiety, their ability to bounce back from adversity, their investment and ability to set goals and maintain motivation to achieving them and in their growth as sound leaders and communicators. We also work in tandem with Sports Medicine providers in the area to provide mental recovery skills for those working their way back from injury.

The Grow Sport Psychology & Performance Improvement team has experience with athletes across all sports – to name a few: Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Football, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey, Tennis, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Field & Track, Golf, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Competitive Dance and Boxing. Additionally, we work with non-sport performers, as well as organizations / employers to enhance team cohesiveness, leadership skills, collaborative problem solving and overall team culture.

Our Mission: To empower athletes, performers and employer-based teams across the globe to develop the passion to improve their mental well-being, reach their potential, and to pursue excellence in their sport or work performance and camaraderie, and life overall . We are committed on developing holistic and perseverant leaders, students, athletes, performers and employees by improving mental performance capabilities.

We have been delivering Sports Psychology and Performance Improvement Services for over 5 years to: Individual Athletes, Individual Teams, Coaches, Entire Sports Clubs, Sports Associations, College and Professional Sports Leagues, and Private and Public Companies.

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Our Services


Program Outcomes & Objectives


What to Expect

(Teams & Coaches)

1. Needs Assessment with Coaches & Club/Team Leadership/Athletic Director

2. Team Observation at Practice to see Coaching and Player behavior

3. Workshops & Introduction to Sports Performance & What Sports Psychology Is (open to players, coaches and parents)

4. Create Team Performance Plan & Recommendations based on outcomes of Needs Assessment and Practice Observation; specifically tailored to your team and club’s goals and and aspirations

5. Provide continued support, as needed, to maintain optimal performance, player discipline and resilience and team cohesion

What to Expect for Players

(1:1 Sessions & Workshops)

Player Benefits from Individual Performance Sessions



As former athletes and performers ourselves, we have a passion for sports and helping athletes by being the resource we wish we had. We started our journey to help athletes because we recognize the pressures and challenges that athletes face and the lack of support for athletes in the area. We have experienced the emotional roller-coasters of severe injuries, the high of winning a championship, the lack of motivation due to feeling burnt out, and the confidence of believing in our abilities. We have also experienced coaches saying that the game is 50% mental, yet never provide resources on how to become a mentally stronger player.

We understand the culture of sports that have created a hesitancy for athletes to reach out and talk about their mental health due to fear of being benched, cut, or judge. This is why we are here to change that narrative and create a place where athletes, coaches, and high performers can come to improve their mental performance, take care of their mental health, and achieve their goals. This is where you can grow!

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