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Sports Psychology Coaching for Elite Athletes & High-Performance Teams

The Coaching Room partners with Elite Athletes and high-performance Sporting Teams to create the difference that makes the difference; the mental skills winning edge.

We provide leading-edge Sports Psychology Coaching for Sporting Teams, including Managers, Sports Coaches, Athletes and Administrators.


Managing Partner Jay Hedley on Mental Skills Sports Coaching

Our High-Performance Services

For Athletes

  • Build Mental Skills
    • Build Athletic Resilience
    • Train and Play with Intentionality
    • Build Empowering and Supporting Relationships
    • Create Self-Leadership Systems and Processes
  • Control Your Mind-Body-Emotional States
    • Turn anxiety into High-Performance Outcomes
    • Build Lasting Confidence to Perform at Your Best
    • Breathing and Visualisation Techniques
  • Become Internally Motivated
    • Gain Unlimited Motivation and Focus
    • Develop Unquestionable Self-Worth
    • Turn Your Passion into Game-Changing Results
  • Become a Person of Significant Influence
    • Create an Engaging Leadership Vision
    • Lead the Inner Game and Win The Outer Game
    • Lead each Individual and the Team Contextually
    • Become a Leader of Influence

For Coaches and Management Staff

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The High-Performance Benefits

For Athletes

  1. Increase Your Win-Rate Significantly
  2. Focus on Your Inner Game and Win Your Outer Game
  3. Express Yourself with Much More Style and Confidence
  4. Learn How to Lose as a Strategy for Winning!
  5. Realise You are Your Only Competitor

For Coaching and Management Staff

    1. Unify and Engage Your Team in Actualising their Full Potential
    2. Increase Your Win Ratio Significantly
    3. Set a Meaningful Vision that Goes Beyond Winning and Losing
    4. Create a Legacy that Will Last for Decades
    5. Give Your Team the Gift of this

Mental Coach Helps Fiji 7s To Win World Sevens Series 2019 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics Gold!

Jay Hedley helps Head Coach Gareth Baber extract the best from men's the Fiji Rugby 7s Team. As featured in the Fiji Sun

Why Waratahs CEO Andrew Hore Decided to Learn How to Lose as a Winning Strategy

Jay Hedley is managing partner of The Coaching Room. He has been working with Andrew Hore since April 2017.

Our client's performance speaks for itself

We are proud to be part of the Fiji Rugby 7s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Team.

We have been working with Gareth Baber, the Coaching Staff and Playing team for more than 3-years on this campaign, winning the 2019 World Series title and the 2021 Oceania Tournament (V Australia and New Zealand) along the way.


Fiji Rugby 7s

Results – in 2018, we helped Waratahs Rugby change their culture and move from 4th last at the end of season 2018 to semi-finals in 2019. We have worked with the Waratahs and NSW Leadership team including CEO Andrew Hore, Administration staff, Management staff, Coaching staff including Head Coach Daryl Gibson and his assistant coaches, as well as the players themselves.


Waratahs Rugby

Working with NSWIS leaders and coaches in communication, leadership and teamwork skill development.

We continue to support NSWIS in 2019.


New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS)

Results – in 2020 we worked with Red Bull Racing on understanding personality and communication within the team. Red Bull completed the season as number 2 behind Mercedes and currently lead the season for the first time in 2021.


Red Bull Formula 1 Engineering and racing team

In May 2021, we began working with the Firebirds coaching staff and Netball team in building a high-performance culture. We continue with this work and look forward to the results in this and coming seasons.


Netball Qld (Firebirds Netball)

“As a sports coach and leader, I am exposed to the numerous, differing and diverse issues which can affect performance Through the work I have accomplished with Jay, I feel that I am beginning to have a greater understanding of these issues as well as those strategies which are required to enable an individual and team to rationalise and overcome such problems.

The focus of this work has very much surrounded my own coaching process and specifically my own inbuilt belief system.

Through challenging this process and mindset, I am recognising how my own personality and characteristics play a pivotal role in my coaching and particularly my relationships with my players.

I believe that anyone in a similar position and having someone in your Management Group with Jay's quality skills and vision is fundamental in enabling both oneself and the team to unlock their potential.”


Gareth Baber

Olympic Gold Medal-winning Head Coach (Tokyo 2020)

I wasn’t systemic in my approach. So I’m changing the way I work. I have a terrible habit of living in the worst-case scenario. That can be extremely unhealthy, because I’m walking around in a world where it’s raining every day and there are probably vampires.

So, one of the things I had to do was stop thinking about the worst that could happen. Jay calls it looking at things through frames: you have a perception that’s largely opinion, not fact, and so you enter a conversation or a situation looking through that frame. What I like about what Jay does is he unpacks that perception and identifies the bits that are based on fact. What’s really nice is Jay is now teaching my leadership group how they can help teach others. It’s about getting them to account for their behaviour and then help those below them.

Working with Jay has made an inordinate amount of difference to my personal life, too, particularly in my relationship with my oldest son.


Andrew Hore – Waratahs CEO 2018

Fiji Rugby 7s head Coach Gareth Baber Testimonial

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Some of the clients we have had the privilege of working with include

HCF Australia (1)
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Ltd
Stryker 200x200
Beiersdorf Australia
Centennial Coal
Millward Brown
Alcon Australia
Fiji Rugby Logo
United Energy Australia
Forbes Shire Council
nswis  logo
Bayswater 200x200
NSW Rugby
Penrith City Council
City of Parramatta 200x200
Waratahs Rugby
Warrnambool logo
SA Power
Incitec Pivot
nswis  logo
John Deere Australia
Murrumbidgee City Council
Flight Centre
Optus 200x200
HCF Australia (1)
APA group
Dept of Defence
Fiji Airways