Testimonials

  • Lindsay Hofford - Toronto Maple Leafs, Director Eastern Area Scouting

    Brenley’s expertise and sport psychology program helps athletes push their game to the next level and maximize their development potential. Her dynamic style and commitment to the players and teams she works with is second to none. I highly recommend Brenley Shapiro and the Heads Up programming.

  • Joe Birch - OHL, Senior Director of Player Development

    Brenley and her team were an outstanding addition to the OHL Combine. The insight that they were able to provide to the athletes, general managers and scouts will assist in the future development of players within Ontario. Both the Mental Game Coaching and Sport vision training programs are cutting edge and the OHL was very excited to implement it into our program.

  • ETHAN SPAXMAN - NCAA, Division 1, Merrimack College

    I have been playing hockey for most of my life, but after spending just a few hours with Brenley Shapiro I never played the same again. Before, I was an under confident player, trying to impress the scouts and making so many mistakes, resulting in nothing but frustration. After working with Brenley for a few hours, I completely changed my game and became a completely different player. I changed so much that I continued working with Brenley. She has given me many ways to overcome future problems, and is constantly finding ways to deal with new problems on a weekly basis. She has completely changed the way I play hockey and it has gotten me so much further in my career than I would have expected without this help. Heads Up Mental Game Coaching has completely changed my hockey. It has even given me many new thoughts and new ways to look at life.

  • Tyler Weiss - US National Development Program,

    - 1st Round 2016 OHL Draft Pick,
    - Team USA 2016 Youth Olympics - Gold Medalist

    Brenley worked with me and my team the Don Mills Flyers throughout the season. I think the mental toughness program was so important because it’s such a big part of the game. So much of how you think and react to things like mistakes, the coach yelling and guys getting in your head, comes from your mental toughness. Brenley taught us to have the right mindset and how to take things the right way. She also helped our team with setting goals, monitoring our goals throughout the season and team bonding. It brought us all closer together and helped us to be a really strong group. Brenley is very easy to talk to and you could go to her any time you wanted. She was always there to help out and always seemed to know the right things to say. Brenley has helped me to stay focused on my main goal of getting to the NHL. The mental game coaching program helped me stay on track and block out all of the negatives that might be getting in the way.

  • JOHN CARPINO - Captain, NYR Junior A

    “The Heads Up mental game coaching program was amazing. It helped the team a lot and it also helped my game so much. Thank you for a great training program.”

  • Sean Ross - Loomis Prep School

    What I enjoyed most about working with Brenley, was that it was fun and easy. We basically went over things I knew, but couldn't get a grasp on. Just realizing this helped me to find ways for staying mentally prepared.

  • JEAN PERRON - Former NHL Coach

    " I wish every single parent with a kid playing would hear this talk (Effective Sports Parenting). It is so important ! "

  • Greg Mason - VP Marketing, Walt Disney Studios

    Brenley’s motivational coaching along with the Mind Gym training were a perfect kick-off to our planning and brainstorm sessions. I highly recommend the Mind Gym for a corporate team event which balances nicely both fun and performance to get the most out of your teams.