The Mental Coach Paweł Frelik

I am a mental coach specializing in optimizing the way athletes and team sports coaches think. I run individual and group training sessions.

Psyche in sport - the recipe for success

Top athletes are often described as having a “winning mentality”. And it definitely is not an overstatement. Strong mentality constitutes one of the elementary conditions for success in professional sport. Preparation for competing on the highest, league and international level is a multidimensional, constant process in which metal training plays a vital role. It is a strong psyche which in conjunction with talent and hard work allows outstanding athletes to reach absolute mastery.

Mental training in sport - trust an expert

In sport, time is essential and passes very quickly. Instead of learning from your mistakes, put your trust in an expert and don’t reinvent the wheel. Increase your chances with the use of proven and efficient methods.

My name is Paweł Frelik. For years I have been working in the field of mental training and have so far conducted over 11.000 sessions with athletes, coaches and members of coaching staff within the scope of individual and team training. I take pride in having worked with, among others, Poland football and handball internationals. I have also been working as a mental coach in Polish top, second and third division clubs as well as those from the Handball Superliga. I have cooperated with the e-sport team X-KOM Counter Strike.

Mental training for clubs, coaches, senior and junior footballers and parents

I specialize in optimizing the thinking of athletes and sports teams coaches. I help build self-confidence, motivate and direct the players’ focus on the tasks they must accomplish throughout everyday training as well as during the game. Above all, I value practice which is why I spend a lot of time with the players in the dressing room experiencing successes as well as failures alongside them. It allows me to combine the specialist knowledge of mental training in football and other sports with the first hand experience of professional sport, which in turn makes my working methods more efficient and accessible for professional athletes and myself more trustworthy. Although mental training in sport is my area of expertise, I am open to many other projects. I invite everybody to get acquainted with the wide range of lectures, training courses, motivational speeches and mental training sessions I have on offer.

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CLUBS
10 clubs / 20 seasons
CLUBS
10 clubs / 20 seasons

Up until now, he has gathered experience as a mental coach working in 10 clubs throughout 20 seasons. He is completing his 6th season at Raków having also worked at Wisła Płock and Wybrzeże Gdańsk for 3 seasons each. Among all mental coaches (including sport psychologists) working in football, he is by far the most experienced with regards to the number of clubs, seasons, training sessions and coaches. Three promotions. No relegations.

MANAGERS
MANAGERS

He’s observed over 300 pre-match briefings as well as over a dozen different coaching styles and strategies. He’s been cooperating with the biggest number of managers at the central level: Marek Papszun, Adam Nawałka, Tomasz Kafarski, Marcin Kaczmarek, Czesław Michniewicz (Pogoń Szczecin), Jerzy Brzęczek (Wisła Płock), Rafał Górak, Radosław Mroczkowski, Jacek Paszulewicz, Bogdan Zając, Marcin Lijewski.

NATIONAL TEAMS
NATIONAL TEAMS

From November 2013 (when Poland ranked 78th in the world) until 2018 (Poland ranked in the top ten) he cooperated with Poland national team manager Adam Nawałka. Throughout the last five years over ten Poland internationals, including Kamil Grosicki, have used his services.

DEFENDERS
DEFENDERS

Defenders are among the two largest groups of footballers who have put their trust in the Mental Coach. This group includes: Petrasek – cooperation from 2nd league up to the Czech national team, Andrzej Niewulis – return to the Ekstraklasa and becoming the team captain of the league runner-up, Thiago Cionek – 3 years of cooperation and fulfilling the lifelong dream of a Serie A debut at the age of 31. In total, over 100 senior defenders have used Paweł Frelik’s services.

 

THE MEDIA
THE MEDIA

These are some of the topics I discuss in the Polish and foreign media: Coping with pressure and expectations, The role of mental training in football, Building long-lasting self-confidence, The rules of focusing efficiently, Managing a footballer’s carrier in the view of the mental aspects, Building a team from the mental perspective, The role of mental training in young players’ development.

MIDFIELDERS
MIDFIELDERS

Damian Szymański – cooperation throughout 4 seasons in 4 clubs since he was 19. Radosław Majewski – working most intensively when he was playing for Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield, he scored 27 goals and had 34 assists throughout cooperation. Karol Linetty – we started our cooperation when he was 17. Igora Sapała – 4 seasons of cooperation and 105 matches as defensive midfielder, having played 24 matches in 2 seasons before starting cooperation.

FORWARDS
FORWARDS

Jose Kante – 2 seasons of cooperation, Guinea call-up, during the cooperation and throughout the 3 following seasons he scored 50 goals and throughout the 2 preceding seasons – only 5 goals. Felicio Brown Forbes – Costa Rica call-up during our cooperation, throughout the last 2 seasons he scored 21 goals having scored 11 times in 6 seasons before. Mariusz Stępiński – 11 goals before the cooperation, 51 since it began.

WINGERS
WINGERS

Wingers are among the two largest groups of footballers who have trusted the Mental Coach. The group includes: Kamil Grosicki throughout his time in the Poland international team, Rennes, Hull City and West Bromwich Albion, Przemysław Frankowski, Damian Kądzior, Waldemar Sobota. In total, over 120 senior wingers have used Paweł Frelik’s services.

YOUTH
YOUTH

I have been cooperating with a number of teenagers between the ages of 14 and 19 whom I have been preparing for senior football. The number of session slots available for young footballers is very limited and the booking must be made many months in advance.

GOALKEEPERS
GOALKEEPERS

The fact is that goalkeepers are a group of footballers I cooperate the least frequently with. However, cooperation with such players as Rafał Gikiewicz or Vladan Kovacevic confirms my belief in being able to significantly develop very good goalkeepers and, owing to an optimal mentality, support them on their way towards the highest goals.

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