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CEP Mindset

Founded by Dr. Cassidy Preston, CEP Mindset is one of the largest Mental Performance Coaching firms in North America that helps athletes improve and achieve Consistent Elite Performance. PLAY Hockey understands the pressures that some young hockey players experience from others or put on themselves. Through education and support strategies, CEP Mindset and PLAY Hockey hope to help all players to perform at their best, mentally and physically.  

Cassidy specializes in creating relatable and practical strategies by combining his personal experiences as a former OHL & PRO hockey player, with the current research in Sport & Performance Psychology. He continues to expand the CEP team of Mental Performance Coaches to help as many athletes as possible optimize their performance and well-being.

Hockey is a fast paced and physical sport that demands both athleticism and skill. As players rise the ranks, the mental game becomes more and more important. Those that consistently play with confidence, trust their training, and relentlessly play their game have a significant competitive advantage. But many players get caught in the fear mindset – afraid to make mistakes. They end up tentative with the puck, overthinking key decisions, and doubting their abilities.

CEP works with Hockey Players to improve their mental game and consistently show up in an attack mindset. They have developed targeted strategies around the most common situations hockey players face whether you are a Forward, Defenceman or Goaltender.

They offer 1-on-1 coaching sessions, team workshops and programs. The 1-on-1 coaching sessions are in person, on zoom, or via phone and they are scheduled based on your needs and availability. You start with a free 30 minute 1-on-1 intro session, then your coach will recommend which option will be the best fit for you. The first session in your program is generally 1 hour and the remaining sessions are 30 minutes.

If you are interested in learning more about a 1-on-1 session please click below.


To kick off the partnership, our organizations are offering a customized four part workshop aimed at proving PLAY Hockey athletes around the world with mental performance strategies and key lessons they can use this season and beyond including:

  1. Mindset First : A New Way for Hockey Players to Win the Mental Game

  2. The Confident Hockey Player : How to Overcome Self-Doubt and Play with Swagger All-Season Long

  3. Unphased Relentlessness : How to Bounce Back from Mistakes and Be Resilient in the Face of Adversity

  4. Thrive Under Pressure : How to Channel Your Nerves and Perform When It Matters Most 

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