How Jason Goldsmith Is Redefining The Mental Fitness Of Professional Athletes And Altering The Youth Sports Landscape

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How Jason Goldsmith Is Redefining The Mental Fitness Of Professional Athletes And Altering The Youth Sports Landscape

For those of you that may not have heard of Jason Goldsmith, you may have certainly heard of many of the elite athletes he has helped trained as one of the most preeminent performance coaches in the game today. From Olympians to professional golfers such as Jason Day and Justin Rose to athletes across the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and beyond. Jason’s very success stems from not only his capacity to understand the role that mental fitness plays in an athlete’s life but his ability to exhibit the skill needed to teach athletes the strategies that are essential to deal with various obstacles that include stress, anxiety, and just overall pressure. But it is the arc of his narrative that amplifies the keys to his professional success.   

As Jason recounts his personal history, he begins by describing his youth having been born in a small town and by the age of 17 joining the Airforce where he served in the military police. It was here that he first encountered what it meant to “being part of a team” and how that would resonate throughout his life both personally and professionally. From the military, he went off to college in San Diego and found himself working in a boat company where he not only rose through the ranks quickly but began to embrace his adeptness for leadership along the way. Even though he saw the potential with the company, he was unfulfilled. Being an avid golfer, he decided to make a pivot and get into coaching. Through this journey, he met Dr. Tom House at the World Golf Fitness Summit. A former Major League pitcher Dr. House had been a coach for some time and has often been referred to as the “father of modern pitching mechanics.” He not only opened Jason to the connection of the mind/body experience but ultimately help change the trajectory of his professional life. 

Even as this personal relationship has been one of the key ingredients to helping shape Jason’s coaching philosophy while galvanizing his future professional life, it is important to look at another fundamental element that has been critical to his long-term success as a performance coach. Jason is dyslexic, while it went undiagnosed into adulthood, he recognizes what a profound gift it has been by forcing him to be hyperaware of his surroundings and gain a greater insight into people’s behaviors. He believes wholeheartedly that this hidden disability has given him the capacity to be mindful of people’s needs while having a keen insight into a person’s body language and the importance of creating space to perform. He believes the lessons of dyslexia have been one of his greatest strengths as a performance coach helping to present without judgment and create an environment to mitigate anxiety. It is the alchemy of a lived experience with a hidden disability and sharp leadership acumen that has made Jason Goldsmith one of the most sought-after performance coaches by athletes at the highest levels. 

Yet, this lived experience with a hidden disability may be a factor in Jason Goldsmith making another pivot into the world of Youth Sports. Partnering with Dr. Tom House together they have launched Mustard, an app that can be downloaded to your mobile phone that uses complex data analysis of video captured on your mobile device that delivers easily understandable report cards so athletes, coaches, and parents can plan actionable steps to maximize performance. Goldsmith believes that this app goes far beyond the field of play in “helping athletes create the best version of themselves.” It is a way to have a highly personalized program to not only help youth athletes play as long as possible but offer so much more. According to Goldsmith, he wanted to help create a company that shared his values where he saw sports as a pivotal conduit to building greater leadership and team-building skills and using collaborative technology, mental health strategies, and world-class coaching resources. He believes Mustard can be a game-changer for parents, youth athletes, and youth sports overall. The impact of such a tool will go far beyond the playing field, much like the lessons of his dyslexia, he sees this technology as a means to teach young kids to reframe things and see failure through a different lens where one can iterate and create new opportunities for future success.

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