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Why Sports Psychology?

While athletes focus on developing their physical abilities to excel in their sport, many neglect conditioning their mindset, which is the vital ingredient between good and great athletes.

”The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness.”

Mia Hamm

Indicators that an athlete would benefit from working with a sports psychologist:

  • Wanting to gain the mental edge

  • Desire to get recruited for the sport (college or professional)

  • Trouble moving past mistakes/errors 

  • Dealing with an injury and not wanting to lose their competitive edge

  • Performing better in practice versus competition

  • Trouble getting along with coach or teammates 

  • Getting stuck “in their head”

  • Difficulty controlling emotions and stress

  • Struggling with playing at their highest potential

Despite its vital impact on performance, most athletes do not get the mental training needed to truly excel. That’s where sports psychology comes in.

Benefits of working with an effective sports psychologist include:

  • Gaining your mental edge, regardless of what is happening

  • Improving your athletic performance 

  • Healing during an injury 

  • Cultivate coping skills to manage emotions and stress

  • Getting into “the Zone” more frequently 

  • Enjoying the sport more

  • Overcoming mistakes more quickly and moving forward

  • Peak performance during competitions  

  • Being a better teammate 

How it works:

At EleVive, we work with athletes on a one-on-one basis to address their unique needs. Dr. E’s patented Neuro-Regenerative Training combines cutting edge research in peak performance with easy to apply techniques and skills to optimize the athlete’s mindset, now and in the future. 

EleVive is for athletes who want to take their performance to the next level. It benefits athletes, coaches and families, elevating the athlete’s mindset to thrive in the sport- and life.

Click here to schedule a call with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Sports Psychologist and Founder of EleVive

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Increase in confidence while performing

Coping with the pressures of competition

Improved ability to manage emotions

Upgraded coping skills with setbacks or errors

Enhanced recovery from an injury

Greater enjoyment of their sport


Games and matches are won and lost on and off the court. Healthy mindset is imperative for any athlete to be the winner. Check out these videos to learn why sports psychology is important and how to get into the winning mindset. 



Shaquille O'Neal

NBA All-Star and
Sports Analyst 

"Dr. Lombardo is my Head Coach for happiness."

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Vince Poscente

Olympian Skier and NY Times Bestselling author

"Dr. Lombardo has an unmatched ability to simplify mindset training for optimum athletic performance. Mental toughness, in any pressure situation, is the result an athlete will gain from Dr. Lombardo's sports psychology practice."


Carly Patterson

Olympic Gold Medal, Gymnastics 

"Dr. Lombardo is a master at helping you optimize your mindset so you can excel in your performance."

"We don't rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training." - Greek poet, Archilochus