About John Michael Kelly

John & his daughter after winning Districts in '09

As a sports parent, author, championship game coach, mental performance expert, former youth league Board member and former two sport collegiate athlete John Michael Kelly brings a unique perspective and voice to the world of youth sports. John has been coaching youth sports since 1996, including soccer and baseball, and exclusively fastpitch softball since 2003 at the recreational, All Star, travel and high school levels. John has coached over 1,000 youth games and his teams have consistently excelled at the State and National levels.

John is an ASA Ace Certified Coach, NFHS Certified Coach, PCA Double Goal Certified Coach, and a Certified Mental Skills Coach. John has been a teacher and practitioner of mental skills for over 20 years, and while coaching and studying elite athletes he has seen and proved the direct relationship between mental mastery and consistent, elite performance.

John is a published author on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and his mental performance articles can be found on Max Preps and various other regional and national sports web sites.

Personally, John competed at the Division I level in collegiate baseball and football. He currently is a game coach for The Next Level travel softball organization in San Diego. John is also the official mental skills coach for TNL...2011 16u ASA National Champions and 2012 14u ASA Western National Champions. John resides in the Del Mar area of north San Diego with his teenaged daughter.

You can contact John at: WinnersEdgeKids@gmail.com.

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Check out John Michael Kelly's blogs: Winner's Edge Kids and Softball Smarts for over 100 powerful articles containing dozens of great strategies, tips and tools!
John & athlete Alison with her 2012 ASA National Championship trophy
John with former UCLA and Hall of Fame Coach Sue Enquist
John's Champion 14u teams at The Next Level in 2012
John explaining the mental side of umpiring with "blue!"

Runner-up at the Triple Crown World Series in Park City, Utah
Last minute wisdom before the home run!