15 Jun Commonwealth SC Adds Sports Psychology Consultant
Ahead of the start of a new season, Commonwealth SC has added Myles Englis to the club as a new resource for players, coaches, and parents. Myles, a former club, NCAA Division I, and professional soccer player, is a current graduate student at the University of Kentucky. He is starting the second year of his master’s program in sport and exercise psychology this August.
As part of the club, Myles will introduce and improve mental skills with players and coaches. Additionally, he will be offering mental performance sessions to teams and coaches on topics such as controlling the controllables, confidence, high performance mindsets, and debunking common athlete distorted thinking patterns. While all sessions with Myles will be voluntary, during such an unfamiliar time we’re all experiencing, we think his addition to the club will benefit our players and give them a resource to help push through this adverse time.
For the time being, all mental performance and mental skills presentations will be done through Zoom. These presentations will be between 10 and 20 minutes and will most often have both a lecture-style component as well as an activity component for the athletes to practice the skill they’ve learned. Myles will share contact information and will also have designated time he spends at the field during the week to meet with players, coaches, and parents. As a former club soccer player himself, he is excited to get back to his roots and help players excel at the mental side of the game!