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Emerald City FC Mental Performance Training

ECFC’s Mental Performance Program is built-in to the club to offer individuals, groups, and teams opportunities to work with Coach Derrek Falor throughout the calendar year. Derrek’s mental training curriculum is designed for the support, sustainability, and growth of an athlete.

Derrek Falor, M.Ed., CMPC

As a Certified Mental Performance Consultant of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and the Owner of Thrive, I fully believe that for mental skills programs to be effective, they must provide coaches and athletes with functional tools that will be used and easily applied to their respective sports. Over the last 25 years I have been working with teams and athletes helping them find ways to create thriving performances.

Derrek Falor earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology from Western Washington University.  Derrek is also a member and Certified Mental Performance Consultant of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC)—an international, multi-disciplinary, professional organization that offers certification to qualified professionals in the field of sport psychology. Certified Consultants of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology are backed by the highest standard for education, training, supervised practice, and are held to a superior code of ethics.

He holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) ‘A’ License and is a member of the United Soccer Coaches Association (USCA).  He also holds a Goalkeeping Diploma from USCA

Derrek spent 20 years coaching college soccer at Western Washington University, DePaul University and Cleveland State University.  He is currently the Girls Soccer Program Head at Lakeside School and  also is on staff with the University of Washington Men’s Soccer program as the Huskies Mental Performance Coach.

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