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Sport Psychology

Amplify Your Game 

Brian is proud to introduce AMPlify Your Game, his new online mental performance training program for athletes. This program will include the following courses:

Each course includes 6 video lessons complete with downloadable worksheets to personalize your mental training. You will learn new sport psychology techniques to train your mind to perform at your best, when it matters the most.

Sports Meets Science

It seems like every day brings a new development in Sports Science that increases performance, enhances output, or maximizes endurance. From heart rate monitoring to VO2 Max training regimens, sports supplements to recovery drinks, we are adding more and more scientific breakthroughs to our training. Sport Psychology is a logical and cutting edge addition to our scientific, athletic arsenal. Bridging the gap between physical performance and mental preparedness, this field is growing quickly to help players, coaches, and teams address the emotional stability to succeed in game.

N.B. Sport Psychology is a training philosophy, not a diagnostic field. We do not diagnose or treat mental illness, or accept insurance. We are happy to refer athletes in need of psychological diagnosis or treatment to diagnostic psychologists and psychiatrists in our excellent Portland sports medicine network.

Sport Psychology Services

BaxterSports offers a wide range of Sport Psychology Services for players, teams, coaches, and parents. Please see our consulting and workshop options below. For additional needs, please contact us and we’ll work with you to ensure you are ready to play!

Build Confidence

Every athlete has moments when they doubt their talents. Working with our trained Sport Psychology coaches, you’ll learn to identify your strengths and build a strong faith in your abilities. We’ll lead you through techniques to defeat those sabotaging thoughts before they get the better of you.

Reduce Stress and Anxiety Before Games

Our proven-successful methods of coaching the mental game help you find peace with your performance. We’ll introduce you to practices for emotional and mental calm, focusing on how to control your emotions before, during, and after competition. Less stress is good in every aspect of your life. Our strategies don’t just help in the game, but in your everyday life as well.


Let the coaches at BaxterSports teach you how to keep your focus. This is more than just “eye on the ball” advice. We work with you on an individual basis to ensure that your can visualize your goals and achieve them. From being a more reliable teammate to a more consistent performer, learning how to focus your emotional and mental game can make a big difference in your overall success.

Performance: Consistent and Confident

We all have bad days, but if you feel like you can’t give your all every time, no matter how many laps you run or practice shots you take, let us help you improve your mental performance. You can beat that slump! Sport Psychology tools can help you rediscover what motivates you to help you be successful again. We’ll cover visualization techniques and practice methods that will help you approach each practice and game with confidence.

Youth Sport Psychology

Located In Portland OR

BaxterSports has been a Portland Sports institution for the past ten years. We coach young athletes to find the fun in their sport while increasing their skills and competitive edge. The cornerstone of our approach is our attention to the mental side of sports. Great athletes are more than just their physical prowess and skill set. They are well-rounded people who practice positivity in every aspect of their lives.

Brian Baxter, Founder and Director of BaxterSports, is one of Portland’s premier developers of youth sport psychology.

As a Director of AMPlify Sport Psychology, Brian is committed to the emotional and mental well-being of his players, their families, and the Portland athletic community. By combining cutting edge sport psychology techniques with award-winning on-the-field coaching, Brian and the team at BaxterSports provide a complete sports education that allows players to reach their potential and exceed expectations.

The Sports Mindset Gameplan

A perfect complement to technical, tactical, and physical training, The Sports Mindset Gameplan will help you fine-tune your mental game to improve confidence and performance.

You will learn more than just the sport psychology techniques used by elite athletes – with thought-provoking focus questions and power play action steps, you will learn more about yourself and just how mentally tough and confident you can be.

Want to buy for your whole team or organization? Email Brian for bulk rates.

Apex Soccer Journal

In the second Apex Journal, Brian combines his 40+ years of playing experience, 30 years on the sidelines, and 15 years in sport psychology to create an essential tool for highly competitive soccer players.  This 6 month journal includes:

  • Mental Training each month
  • Monthly goal setting and follow up, plus weekly action plans
  • Pre-competition routines and packing list
  • Game logs and opponent tracking
  • Extra motivation to train hard and get the most out of your performance

Using this journal will help you be more focused and confident, to take your game to the next level.

Get Your Own Copy

Want to buy for your whole team or organization? Email Brian for bulk rates.

Sports Mindset Audio – Visualization iTunes Program

Visualization is a powerful mental training tool, essential for building mental toughness in athletes. In this program, Brian leads you through 6 specific types of visualization, to help you relax, prepare, and motivate.

  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Past Peak Performance
  • Pre-Practice Routine
  • Pre-Competition Routine
  • Skill Building
  • Injury Rehabilitation

Champions behave like champions before they are champions.

–Bill Walsh

Probably the most fun your child will ever have at a sports camp. Sign them up and let your little ones be the judge!