Jags - 

Please spread the word that Jay Thooft, founder of PERC Sports Psychology, will be running a livestream event on YouTube for our HHHA membership. The event will be at 8pm Thursday night (1/14). Parents & players are welcome to attend. Coaches are strongly encouraged to join.

Link for the event:


Please do the following when you get there:

1. Subscribe - this will allow you to chat with Jay when the stream starts

2. Hit the notification bell - will send a notification to your phone when the livestream goes up

The topics covered will include:

Why training the brain helps in sports

How to maintain focus on development and achievement (even during a pandemic)

Playing with confidence! Where confidence comes from

Time management & prioritization for young athletes

Finding your purpose on your team (understanding and accepting roles and leadership)

Growth mindset versus fixed mindset on the ice (and in all things).

Jay Thooft's background:

Jay has experience working with athletes and performers at the Olympic, National, College, and High School levels. He spent the greater part of two years working with Olympic and National team athletes at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Jay’s time at the USOTC allowed him to amass hundreds of sessions designed to enhance the performance of USA Olympic and National Team athletes. Jay has also consulted with Denver Area College and High School teams.

Jay’s time at the University of Denver and USOTC has allowed him to study under some of the best minds in the field of Sport and Performance Psychology. Jay has been involved in athletics for as long as he can remember. That passion drove him to be involved in athletics at the high school and college levels in both basketball and baseball. Those experiences led Jay to understand that each and every day people have to place themselves in the best mental and physical state to perform and achieve success in their own lives. He desires to help people achieve that success.

He has had the privilege of presenting at the American Association for Applied Sport Psychology Regional Conference on increasing the understanding of psychological pressure in elite athletes. Jay has also presented on his work with athletes with cognitive and physical impairments.

Jay received his MA in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver.