Pirates Form Partnership With Spiked Performance Consulting
By: Sam Gordon
The Massachusetts Pirates are proud to announce a partnership with Sport Psychology Consultant Dave Marsh and his company Spiked Performing Consulting.
Marsh himself started off as an athlete before realizing just how much the mental aspect of sports makes a difference.
“I played football and lacrosse in college before I started realizing the power of the mind and the connection between sports and psychology,” Marsh told masspiratesfootball.com. “So I ended up going to graduate school for counseling and sports performance and that brought me here.”
Marsh admitted that his profession does not come without challenges.
“I find all the processes in my job fun and rewarding so I guess the hardest thing is the work an athlete does on their own to implement particular techniques I teach them,” Marsh said. “It’s just a natural process to me. Like a rubik’s cube, it is just a fun and playful challenge with engagement being a tough part. But once someone is engaged, then there is no doubt in my mind that I can give athletes techniques that are useful and it is just a matter of practicing them.”
Pirates Owner and Founder Jawad Yatim is excited to have Marsh on board and for what he offers his players.
“It’s no secret an athlete’s mental well being is crucial to their success on and off the field. I believe it’s just as important as their physical make up, so to add David to our staff is a nice addition for us,” Yatim said. “He provides our players with someone they can rely on when they might not be as mentally sharp or focused as they’d like to be throughout the course of a season. Prior to our partnership with Spiked Performance Consulting, we were lacking a true in-house sports psychology presence in our organization, so this is just one of many ways we are looking to continually improve our team as we gear up for the 2021 season.”
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