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News Release: Dec. 5, 2011 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Julie Merrick Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Julie Merrick, a coach and consultant based in Camarillo, California, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Ms. Merrick was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Julie Merrick is one of the most enthusiastic, dedicated and determined certification students we have ever had. Her action mindset and can-do attitude is infectious. Julie has a very warm, friendly way with people, and they can immediately tell she cares about them and their success. Julie will do great things as a mental coach. She has a big vision, knows how to play a big game, and is willing to do what it takes to succeed. Julie is excited about being able to expand the mental potential of athletes in all sports, and to support them in achieving more fun and satisfaction in their journey."

Ms. Merrick is a California credentialed science teacher, played basketball and ran track in high school and went on to run track in college on a track scholarship at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. She received a B.A. In Biology. She loves many sports, including volleyball, fencing, ice skating, lacrosse, and golf, football and baseball.

Level I IMGCA certification requires two hours of live private telephonic 1-1 coaching with Bill Cole, MS, MA, IMGCA President. Students also have access to over 70 hours of IMGCA pre-recorded audio classes and over 500 mental training videos. Each student completes reading assignments, written homework, practical application of the class content and coaching practicums with groups, teams and individuals as applicable and coaching feedback evaluations. Each student passes the IMGCA Level I certification written examination, or writes a final paper or creates and submits a final project. Ms. Merrick's final project was creating, developing and delivering a mental training workshop to a women's high school basketball team.

This certification training is provided by the International Mental Game Coaching Association, based in Cupertino, California. The IMGCA was the first international mental game coaching membership organization, created January 1, 2006. It remains the only international mental game coaching membership organization in the world today. The mission of the International Mental Game Coaching Association is to advance the research, development, professionalism, and growth of the discipline of mental game coaching worldwide. The IMGCA is comprised of individuals and institutions interested in sports, movement, health, fitness, business, the arts, achievement, work-life balance, stress control, and peak performance. IMGCA members come from all walks of life, and have varied backgrounds in sports performance, coaching, teaching, writing, business and consulting. They are professionals, students, parents, and interested observers of the mental game.


News Release: July 24, 2011 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Sandra Stammova Is A New Level II Certified Coach.

Sandra Stammova, a professional motorcycle racer based in Great Britain, has earned the Level II Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Ms. Stammova was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Coach.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Sandra Stammova is one of the highest energy people I have ever met. She has many interests and talents, beyond motorcycle racing, and is a very talented individual. Sandra is able to bring all of those interests ot bear in being a wonderful mental coach, and is helping people in many sports improve their learning and performance."

Sandra Stammova is one of the top professional motorcycle racers in the world. She raced in the Superbike class in New Zealand and is now racing in England in the British Superbike Championship Series in the Superstock 1000 class. She is the only woman in both New Zealand and UK Championships in this class. She competes with such world-class racers as John Hopkins, Ryuchi Kiyonari and Shane Byrne. The Superstock grid alone includes three Isle of Man TT legends, including 17 times winner John McGuinness. Sandra also coached the Auckland, New Zealand Snowplanet Ski Team for two years and worked with the best Japanese coaches and Ben Griffin, the current New Zealand Olympic skier, as head instructor for one of the biggest ski schools in Slovakia. Learn more about Sandra at www.msscolchesterkawasaki.com/profiles.cfm

Level II IMGCA certification requires five hours of live private telephonic 1-1 coaching with Bill Cole, MS, MA, IMGCA President. Students also have access to over 70 hours of IMGCA pre-recorded audio classes and over 500 mental training videos. Each student completes reading assignments, written homework, practical application of the class content and coaching practicums with groups, teams and individuals as applicable and coaching feedback evaluations. Each student passes the IMGCA Level II certification written examination, or writes a final paper or creates and submits a final project. For her final Level II project Ms. Stammova recorded an audiobook with Bill Cole, MS, MA, founder of IMGCA, entitled The Mental Game Of Motorcycle Racing.

This certification training is provided by the International Mental Game Coaching Association, based in San Jose, California. The IMGCA was the first international mental game coaching membership organization, created January 1, 2006. It remains the only international mental game coaching membership organization in the world today. The mission of the International Mental Game Coaching Association is to advance the research, development, professionalism, and growth of the discipline of mental game coaching worldwide. The IMGCA is comprised of individuals and institutions interested in sports, movement, health, fitness, business, the arts, achievement, work-life balance, stress control, and peak performance. IMGCA members come from all walks of life, and have varied backgrounds in sports performance, coaching, teaching, writing, business and consulting. They are professionals, students, parents, and interested observers of the mental game.


News Release: February 10, 2011 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Sandra Stammova Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Sandra Stammova, a professional motorcycle racer based in Great Britain, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Ms. Stammova was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Sandra Stammova is a very talented and passionate coach who is dedicated to helping her clients reach their maximum potential. She knows how to do that in all that she does, and uses those insights to help her clients surmount the challenges in their endeavors. Sandra is a memorable person who is very interesting to work with. I look forward to our future collaboration."

Sandra Stammova is one of the top professional motorcycle racers in the world. She raced in the Superbike class in New Zealand and is now racing in England in the British Superbike Championship Series in the Superstock 1000 class. She is the only woman in both New Zealand and UK Championships in this class. She competes with such world-class racers as John Hopkins, Ryuchi Kiyonari and Shane Byrne. The Superstock grid alone includes three Isle of Man TT legends, including 17 times winner John McGuinness. Sandra also coached the Auckland, New Zealand Snowplanet Ski Team for two years and worked with the best Japanese coaches and Ben Griffin, the current New Zealand Olympic skier, as head instructor for one of the biggest ski schools in Slovakia. Learn more about Sandra at www.msscolchesterkawasaki.com/profiles.cfm

Level I IMGCA certification requires two hours of live private telephonic 1-1 coaching with Bill Cole, MS, MA, IMGCA President. Students also have access to over 70 hours of IMGCA pre-recorded audio classes and over 500 mental training videos. Each student completes reading assignments, written homework, practical application of the class content and coaching practicums with groups, teams and individuals as applicable and coaching feedback evaluations. Each student passes the IMGCA Level I certification written examination, or writes a final paper or creates and submits a final project.

This certification training is provided by the International Mental Game Coaching Association, based in San Jose, California. The IMGCA was the first international mental game coaching membership organization, created January 1, 2006. It remains the only international mental game coaching membership organization in the world today. The mission of the International Mental Game Coaching Association is to advance the research, development, professionalism, and growth of the discipline of mental game coaching worldwide. The IMGCA is comprised of individuals and institutions interested in sports, movement, health, fitness, business, the arts, achievement, work-life balance, stress control, and peak performance. IMGCA members come from all walks of life, and have varied backgrounds in sports performance, coaching, teaching, writing, business and consulting. They are professionals, students, parents, and interested observers of the mental game.


News Release: Jan. 3, 2011 - Silicon Valley, California

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of The International Mental Game Coaching Association, is interviewed as a sport psychology consultant for the January 2011 issue of The Performance Menu, The Journal of Health & Athletic Excellence.

Bill Cole, MS, MA was interviewed as a sport psychology consultant for the January 2011 issue of The Performance Menu, The Journal of Health & Athletic Excellence, in an article entitled Mental Game Coaching: Interview with Bill Cole.

The Journal of Health & Athletic Excellence is a monthly magazine that contains articles exploring Olympic weightlifting, strength training, athletic strength & conditioning, fitness training, CrossFit, nutrition-including Paleo recipes-for athletes, coaches and trainers.

Mr. Cole is the founder of the International Mental Game Coaching Association, and has worked as an NCAA Division I head coach, a sport psychology coach for the Stanford University Baseball and the Israeli Davis Cup Tennis Team and the mental game consultant for the Irish National Cricket Team. Cole has served as a sports psychology consultant for various elite level athletes, including 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time world curling champion Russ Howard and the Performance Menu's own national Olympic weight-lifting Champion Aimee Anaya. "I am a much calmer and more consistent lifter, thanks to him," she said.

Mr. Cole answered some pressing questions about the importance of psychological preparation for athletic performance in this interview, which will continue in the February 2011 issue. Copies can be found at www.cathletics.com.

For more information, to engage Bill as a guest expert, or to schedule a media interview, please contact:

William B. Cole Consultants
19925 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014-2358
VOICE: 408-725-7191
FAX: 408-298-9525
E-Mail: Bill@MentalGameCoach.com
Website: www.mentalgamecoach.com


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