People often ask me, ”What’s Inside the Zone Sports Performance Group (ITZ), and how can ITZ help me?”

about     Rob presenting in Bangalore, India at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association High Performance Program


Inside the Zone Performance Group was born out of a passion and genuine intention to be a resource for athletes, parents and coaches. In establishing Inside the Zone, the goal was to provide an approachable resource for:

  • Athletes of all sports and ages to refer to with questions on the mental game
  • Parents to refer to as they navigate the process of raising a competitive child
  • Coaches to gain ideas regarding how to best coach the current “millennial generation” of players




Let’s face it! The mental side plays a crucial role in any sport, and it’s not easy to navigate, especially as a middle school, high school, college or club player. In fact, with all the increased specialization among sports, development of club teams, and physical training advancements, it is mind-boggling that the most critical issues regarding the mental game and competition among young athletes have not been addressed. These issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Competing under pressure
  • Handling setbacks and using them to bounce back
  • Concentrating under pressure
  • Staying centered, focusing on the process of growth instead of the scoreboard
  • Crafting strategies for goal setting, and reaching beyond self-imposed barriers toward limitless peak potential.
  • Resolving performance blocks like the yips, choking, and freezing


Inside the Zone Performance Group’s mission is to address these issues and more. The result leads to a performer’s increased confidence, newfound passion, sense of empowerment, and the ultimate attainment of their goals.

Inside the Zone helps with problems like Yips (Baseball Yips, Golf Yips, Tennis Yips) - Sports Performance Blocks and Overcoming them (Baseball Performance Blocks like "Catcher Can't Throw" and "Pitcher Throws Wild") and Rob provides consulting, workshops, coaching, and much more.