March 18, 2017 – Studio City, CA: We are pleased to announce that Sports Psychologist, Author, and Lecturer Tim Dixon has chosen to join the YSPN 360 youth sports coaching and education team. Tim brings more than 20 years of experience as a collegiate & professional baseball player, coach and motivational counselor and lecturer dedicated to bringing out the best in all individuals. In his role with YSPN360.com Tim will provide mentoring and performance advice to youth coaches, young athletes, and their parents via the company’s web site. Tim’s involvement with YSPN360 continues to push forward the Company’s mission of providing a 360 Full Circle approach to player, parent and coach development.
Tim is the founder of The Mental Locker, a peak performance group dedicated to helping others maximize their potential, and The Elite Performance Academy helping corporate and business professionals perform at their best on a consistent basis. Tim taught at the United States Air Force Academy from 2010-2014, teaching honor classes to 125 cadets each year, building character and overcoming obstacles. Tim was also a successful pitching coach at the Air Force Academy, instrumental in directing the Falcons pitching staff to the greatest turnaround in school history.
“To be a part of what the Air Force Academy represents was truly an honor and privilege. I was excited to help and guide those young men and women who made the ultimate decision to serve our country,” Dixon said. “My goal is always to help players, coaches and parents see the potential in themselves and to get excited to become the best at what they love.”
Tim has a degree in Sports Sciences from National University. He received a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology from Optimal Performance Institute in 2008. He is a two-time best-selling author and has written numerous sports-related articles.
YSPN360 CEO Lou Birdt made the announcement. “Tim is a key addition to our coaching team. YSPN360.com is about educating and inspiring the next generation of athletes, their parents and coaches.” Birdt said. “There are more than 2 million volunteer coaches and nearly 40 million athletes in team sports at the youth level who can receive valuable professional advice any time at no cost through our service.”
More information is available by signing up at www.yspn360.com. It’s easy and free. Subscribers will be kept posted as more sport and additional coaches join the site.
About Tim Dixon
Tim Dixon is a performance and motivational counselor with more than 20 years’ experience as a Sports Psychologist, counselor, mentor, coach and Lecturer. He works with athletes of all ages as well as business professionals, helping them to more consistently perform at the peak of their abilities.
Tim is the founder of THE MENTAL LOCKER, a peak performance group dedicated to helping baseball pitchers maximize their potential, as well as the founder of THE ELITE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY helping corporate and business professionals to achieve their best on a consistent basis. He is a featured speaker at coaching conventions, baseball camps, and business events around the country where he teaches individuals to see the potential in themselves and to focus on becoming the best at what they love.
Tim was a Squadron Professional Ethics Advisor (SPEA) and Certified Character Coach with the United States Air Force Academy from 2010-2014. He taught honor classes to 125 cadets each year, working one-on-one with future officers on building character and overcoming obstacles. Tim was also a successful pitching coach at the Air Force Academy, instrumental in directing the Falcon pitching staff to the greatest turnarounds in school history.
He came to the Academy after spending the previous four seasons on the baseball staff at Southern Illinois University. Prior to SIU, Dixon coached two years at Feather River College (Quincy, Calif.) and two years at the University of Pacific. While at Pacific, he handled the pitching staff, with three pitchers selected in the MLB Draft. As a player, Dixon pitched for six seasons at the professional level with the Expos, Brewers and Red Sox organizations.
Dixon received his bachelor’s degree from National University in 2001 and Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology from Optimal Performance Institute in 2008. He is a two-time best-selling author in addition to a published series of sport-related articles.
YSPN360.com is the on-demand sports instruction and training web site of Youth Sports Network Interactive Media, Inc. (YSM). The mission of YSPN360.com is to be the premier youth sports training and education resource for coaches, young players, and their families by offering a unique 360-degree approach to developing the whole player, parent and coach.YSPN360.com is a free subscriber-based website with content presented in an age and skill appropriate manner that parents and coaches have told us they prefer. Information for practice, skills development and team play can be taken right to the field or court via mobile apps, tablet video presentations, and printouts. For example, youth coaches can use YSPM360.com as a comprehensive interactive reference for hitting and pitching from elite professional and collegiate coaches.
YSM’s goal is to make sports more fun for kids of all ages by providing free high quality tools and instruction, like baseball mentoring from high profile collegiate and professional coaches who are eager to share their knowledge and tested coaching techniques with the next generation of young players. YSPN360.com will seek to offer a balance between proven techniques and new ideas for teaching, coaching, fitness and strength training, nutrition and psychology appropriate for young athletes, their parents, and coaches.
The company has been able to build the site through the generosity of the contributing coaches, who want to give something back to the sports they love. The goal is to help raise the overall level of play, coaching and parental interaction. YSPN360.com will initially provide instruction in Baseball and Softball and will soon add Soccer and Volleyball, among other sports. YSM is based in Studio City, California