Mental Edge (ME) Academy

The baton is passed between runners for Wheatland High School during the girls 3A 4 X 800 meter relay finals of the 2012 Wyoming Track and Field Championships at Harry Geldien Stadium in Casper Saturday afternoon. Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

The Iowa Speed Track & Field Club is excited to introduce the Mental Edge (ME) Academy to it's 8th grade - 12th grade athletes and coaching staff in 2018.  We believe this is another essential link to building great athletes and great people.

Athletes and coaches will deepen their knowledge and skill in the areas of focus, motivation, confidence and more.

Learning how to manage yourself and your emotions, as well as how to support team members are critical life skills and we want to continue to inspire excellence in our young people and our coaching staff.  Our hope is that this will serve them well through the course of their educational, athletic and career lives.

Each athlete and coach will receive numerous hours of focused classroom session time, take-home exercises, in-training challenges and a ME Academy workbook.

The fee for this is $20 for the workbook if you are a current Iowa Speed athlete or coach.

These sessions will be facilitated by Professional Performance Coach Heather Woody and University of Iowa Director of Track & Field and Head Coach Joey Woody.